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Current Cad Layer Won't Stick

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Working with V6 - using the current CAD layer icon to set the CAD layer it works fine until I switch to another open window; when I switch back to the original window, the current CAD layer has reverted back to previous layer.I thought this button was supposed to set it until I want to change it again... Not changing anything else (layersets, etc). Tried re-start, no change. Am I missing something here?

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The current CAD layer is part of "Annotation Sets" so if you change a view, that probably also changes the "Anno Set" as well. Pay attention not only to your layer sets but also Annotation sets and set them all up in your profile plan so you will start clean next time.

 

DJP

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That's weird - I don't use anno sets, I'm just switching between open windows (no changes to layer sets either), when I return to a window, the previously changed current CAD layer has reverted - definitely not what is indicated by the 'current CAD layer' function

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I believe David is correct.

When you change back to plan view your Annotation Set is probably changing as well. 

Have a look at the drop down Active Annotation Set Control box. 

You will probably notice the Annotation Set change as you switch views.

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Bingo! The anno set changes to 'using active defaults' when I change the current CAD layer using the toolbar button - I guess I'll have to read up on anno sets to ferret out this function. 

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Current cad layer existed prior to anno-sets

 

so there may be a way to use it without anno-sets

but I'm not versed in anno-sets to say how

 

function may have been changed when anno-sets were added ???

 

Lew

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Wow-I would hope that not using anno sets wouldn't override this stand alone function. I've put off using anno sets for a while as my work flow has a comfortable 'flow' to it.  

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anno-sets are a major convenience

 

but they are not mandatory for using Chief

 

"everything" can be done manually as it was before they were introduced

 

they just make the tasks easier once setup

 

start with the OOB anno-sets and then edit or add as needed

 

Lew

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