Layers

Used to customize the layers used when inserting items on the drawing.

See the General Customization Commands section for more information about how the Edit Project List, Edit Standards List, Copy Project List to Standards, and Copy Standards List to Project commands work.

To customize the layers project list, go to

Ribbon: DMERT: Customization->Project Customization->Layers

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical RT->Customization->Layers->Edit Project List

To customize the layers standards list, go to

Ribbon: DMERT: Customization->Master & Standards Customization->Layers

Pulldown Menu: DM Electrical RT->Customization->Layers->Edit Standards List

Layers Dialog Box

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Layer Systems

Move Up: Press this button to move the selected row up in the Layer System list.

Move Down: Press this button to move the selected row down in the Layer System list.

New System: Press this button to create a new layer system.

Edit System: Press this button to open the Layer System Options dialog box for the selected layer system.

Layer System: The name of the layer system.

Delete System: Press this button to delete the selected layer system.

Layer System: The list of layer systems currently defined.

General: This layer system is used to store all of the layers not associated with devices, such as schedules. Devices cannot be assigned to this layer system. It cannot be deleted or moved.

Layer Keys

Undo Layer Key Changes: Press this button to revert the layer key settings to their values when the dialog box was opened.

Layer Key: This column lists all of the different items that can be inserted using the software. The names in this column are fixed. Each layer key can be mapped to a layer that will be used when that type of item is inserted on the drawing. Multiple layer keys can use the same layer.

Layer Name: This column lists the layer that will be used when inserting items of the corresponding Layer Key type on the drawing. The layers you can choose from are defined in the lower section of the dialog box.

Layers

The layer list displays all of the layers that can be assigned to layer keys. The AutoCAD settings for each layer can be set in the list.

Layer Name: The name of the layer.

Color: The AutoCAD color number of the layer.

Linetype: The linetype of the layer.

Plot: Whether the layer will be plotted.

Lineweight: The lineweight of the layer. Only used when plotting with STBs.

Plot Style: The plot style of the layer. Only used when plotting with STBs.

Managing Layers

The following buttons in the Layers dialog box can be used to manage the layers in the dialog box.

Delete All Unused Layers: Press this button to delete all layers that are not associated with a layer key.

New Layer: Press this button to add a new layer.

Delete Layer: Press this button to delete the selected layer.

Undo Layer Changes: Press this button to revert the layer settings to their values when the dialog box was opened.

Using Excel to Modify Layer Settings

The Import Layers from Excel and Export Layers to Excel buttons are used to import and export the layer settings to Excel. Using Excel is recommended when modifying large numbers of layer settings.

Import Layers from Excel: Press this button to load the layer setting information entered in Excel into the dialog box. The layer settings will be applied to the selected layer system.

Export Layers to Excel: Press this button to export the layer settings to a CSV file that can be opened in Excel. The Save Layer File As dialog box will appear.

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The selected layer system will be saved to the file you select. The file will be opened for immediate editing. When modifying the file, do not change the header rows, the first column, or the last column. Restrict your changes to the Layer Name, Color, Linetype, Plot, Lineweight, and Plot Style columns.

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