I have a model in model space with several layers set up with each one containing a solid item. As an example, I have a car wheel, made of several soilds: Tire, Rim, Lug nuts, etc. The tire is on the "Tire" layer, Rim on the "Rim" layer, etc. I have moved views to a layout and everything gets pushed into the "0" layer.
I would like if I could put them into layout1 so that I can export that layer to a PDF with layers. That way the client can easily turn of a layer to view the other components. Example: turn off the "tire" layer, to see just the rim, lugs, etc. Is this possible?
Thanks in advance for all of the help,
The solids are already on their own layers.
I am using the "base" function under the layout tab. If I select the entire model it merges everything to one layer. If I try to select each layer as bases and put them over top of each other in the layout space, I will get the layer that I selected to show up, but the items on that layer are not assiociated with it on the PDF.
It is very possible that I am not using the paper space properly. Pretty new to using layout tabs.
I usually export flat items directly from the model space and have no issues by doing so. The completication I am having is that this model is a 3D solid and my attempts to flatten the model and export from model space are falling short. Otherwise I would just stick to what I know works.
If you are using viewbase, I think layering is pretty much out of your hands. You can choose with each viewbase what solids you want to drawn but that is the extent of the controls AFAIK.
If we consider that a view in a layout is to be plotted as is, what does the viewbase not display that you want displayed? IOW, what do separate layers do for you that the viewbase projection does not do? If we knew that, we might be able to offer helpful advice.
When I export a 2D drawing to PDF I can perserve the layers. That way when my client can click the little eye on the PDF and make certain layers disappear. I would like to do the similar action with a 3D solid. The diagram may have a few different layers that are on top of one another when you can only look at it from one angle. The client could then shut off the top layer, then the second layer could be seen and so on. It displays everything that it should. I just want the layers to be saved as well.
Maybe a better way to convey what I would like to do.... I would like the PDF to act as if you are in a layout and you turn off a layer.
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