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Layer Color Keeps Reverting

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03-21-2014 06:46 AM

Interesting problem: In AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, I created a new layer. I set the color for magenta. Then as I was working, I noticed the drawing (which I did not create) had too much magenta on many layers, so I changed the color of the new layer I just created to color 23 (brownish). However, as I'm working on the drawing, the color will revert to magenta all by itself! This has happened several times; and I can't see what causes it. There's no pattern in my work that seems to trigger the reversion. :smileysurprised:

Anyone?

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Re: Layer Color Keeps Reverting

03-22-2014 11:27 AM in reply to: JLNims
Is this a layer name totally unique to you, like JLNims1234, or is this a layer name that MECH 2014 can create and use itself through other functions and processes?
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Re: Layer Color Keeps Reverting

03-24-2014 03:52 AM in reply to: pendean

Thank you for the response.  The layer name is unique to the drawing.  The name is actually "Tire_Platform".

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Re: Layer Color Keeps Reverting

03-30-2014 04:08 AM in reply to: JLNims

Bump!  No solution as of yet.

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Re: Layer Color Keeps Reverting

04-05-2014 06:54 AM in reply to: JLNims
There is nothing in the OOTB program that change a user created layer's color or any other property.
So either someone is doing that, or you have an add-on or predefined tool doing it for you. Sadly only you can discover that.

A test: put a small X in the layer name, at the front, and see if the problem suddenly stops or something in your program complains (or worse, it creates the original name as a new layer).
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Re: Layer Color Keeps Reverting

04-09-2014 06:19 AM in reply to: pendean

"A test: put a small X in the layer name, at the front, and see if the problem suddenly stops or something in your program complains"

 

I did place a small x in the layer name; and the problem seems to have gone away.  Not sure if this is an actual solution, because it was just a non-automated layer in the first place.  But it seems to be working, so I'll take it!  :smileyhappy:

 

Thanks!

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