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gritz78
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AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Layers

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09-11-2012 07:28 AM

I have created a new drawing template file will my custom piping system definitions and associated layers / colors.  When I begin drawings however, all piping is put on the standard layer.  What am I doing wrong?

The issue is because your layer key styles do not have the system layer.  In the style manager for layers go to the layer key styles and add the system layers used for each system definition.  They must match the system layer name exactly. 

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Joshua.Benoist
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Re: AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Layers

09-11-2012 07:46 AM in reply to: gritz78

Did you start your custom template from the MEP default template "Aecb Model (US Imperial CTB).dwt?"

 

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mlmoore
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Re: AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Layers

09-11-2012 07:48 AM in reply to: gritz78

The issue is because your layer key styles do not have the system layer.  In the style manager for layers go to the layer key styles and add the system layers used for each system definition.  They must match the system layer name exactly. 

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Re: AutoCAD MEP 2013 - Layers

09-11-2012 07:56 AM in reply to: Joshua.Benoist

No - I created my template from an existing drawing.  The layers I have named in the piping system definitions do match the layers that I have listed in my system layers for said drawings.  Still all piping is drawn as standard.

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