AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

AutoCAD MEP General Discussion

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MEP long layer names

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05-24-2012 04:29 AM

we have a contactor that uses MEP

when they turnover dwgs the layer names look like




we only want H-DUCT-SUP


is there a way to clean this up or setup MEP so when they generate 2d plans from their model. the correct layer names are shown?

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Re: MEP long layer names

05-25-2012 04:17 PM in reply to: rgold76

You can use the RENAME command. FYI this layer exists in that form because your contractor binds xrefs, most likely using etransmit. So more than layers will have the funky names with $ all over them (dimstyles, textstyles, blocks, etc.).  I would request that they send their files in a cleaner manner. They can choose insert instead of bind, or simply do neither.


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