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Architectural Production Software 2005

How to set the layer on which objects are inserted or created:

The layer control method you are using affects how layers are assigned so the first thing to determine is what layer control method you are using. To do this type "APS-CONFIG" at the command prompt or press the toolbar button. Then press the "Layer Control" button. You will see a dialog that will have one of the following areas checked. See the section below for the method that is checked on your system.

No Layer Control - This layer control method simply inserts/creates objects on whatever layer is current. Change the current layer before inserting/creating objects to get them to come in on the correct layer.


Direct Layer Assignment - This layer control method has single layer assigned to each layer type. The layers that are assigned to each of the layer types are set using the four buttons shown in this dialog area to the left. The layers set using these four buttons are the only layers that the APS commands will use when using this layer control system.

If you need more layer types you may add them using the "Customize Layer Types" buttons below this box. See here for more information.

If you need to change the layer type to which a command is assigned press the "Assign Layer Types to Commands" button also below this box. See here for more information.

 

Layer Schemes - This layer control method does not have the layer names assigned here. The layer names are assigned in the layer scheme file. That way they can change depending on the layer scheme being used.

If you need more layer types you may add them using the "Customize Layer Types" buttons below this box. See here for more information.

If you need to change the layer type to which a command is assigned press the "Assign Layer Types to Commands" button also below this box. See here for more information.

If you do not need to modify the layer types or how the commands are assigned to the layer types you may Cancel out of the APS-CONFIG command and see the section below to edit the layer assignments.

Assigning Layer Names When Using Layer Schemes

To assign layer names when you are using this layer control method you must use the SCHEMEDIT command. When you use the SCHEMEDIT command you will first need to select the layer scheme file that contains the layer scheme you want to edit as shown below.

The layer scheme file will be opened and the layer schemes will be listed as shown below. Double-click the layer scheme that you would like to edit or select it and then press the "EDIT Scheme" button.

The layer scheme will be displayed similar to what is shown below.

If you see any changes that need to be made to the layers you may make those changes, but we are interested in assigning layers to the layer types. The area we are interested in is shown at left.
When using layer schemes the layer types are assigned a new layer name each time a layer scheme is loaded. In each layer scheme each of the layer types can be assigned to whatever layer is appropriate for that particular layer scheme. This can seem like a lot of work up front but not all of the layer types are typically used in each of the layer schemes. The layer types are divided into the four groups shown at left. Every layer scheme uses the "Common" section of layer types but you will usually only need to define the layer types in one of the other three depending on what types of commands and layers are being used in your particular layer scheme.

Assign the layers to the layer types and then press "OK" to get back to the dialog shown above. Press "OK" again and then "Save" on the main layer scheme dialog to save your changes. See the SCHEMEDIT command and Assigning Layer Names to Layer Types for more information.

 

 

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