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Old 01-19-2001, 06:24 AM
Dave Hyden Dave Hyden is offline
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Default Deleting unwanted layers (xref dependent)

I have a problem deleting layers, I don't need, I'm sending dwg files to another party for use with CadKey, and he has requested that I put everything on Layer 0 (and doesn't want any other layers in that dwg), that's fine with a fresh new template, but I am a "non-Paper Space" user and I xref everything in, so my biggest problem is xref layers that come with the reference files, I keep getting an error message saying that I can't delete xref dependent layers and defpoints, I just want one layer (layer 0) in these files (I use layers in some files, but not these)....please help.
Old 01-19-2001, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: Deleting unwanted layers (xref dependent)

Boy is that a strange request!

Since you're using xrefs, that will require a two-step approach. First, you must bind the xrefs. Using the "Bind..." button in the XREF dialog box, you should bind the xrefs using the "insert" option. This will help clean up the mess of prefixing the name of the drawing before each layer.

Second, you'll have to find a LISP program that can combine multiple layers onto one. I believe that one of the VIP tools can do this, and there might even be one that is present in AutoCAD 2000. I'll do some research and report back tomorrow.
Old 01-22-2001, 05:31 AM
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Default Re: Deleting unwanted layers (xref dependent)

This is strange indeed. After you bind your XREFs, switch to layer 0 and use Express Tools (A2K) to "Change to current layer". Or use a lisp routine I have, CCL, to do the same. Then get SuperPurge from ManuSoft (manusoft.com) and it will get rid of ALL the junk you don't want.

Old 01-22-2001, 09:57 AM
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Default Re: Deleting unwanted layers (xref dependent)

I've done some more testing, and have found that the Express Tools can do everything you need.

The LAYMRG command (Express>Layers>Layer Merge) allows you to select one or more objects, and then specify a layer to have them merged onto. When the command finishes, it deletes all layers that have been merged into another layer. You'll have to pick the layers one at a time, but it will work without any other tools.

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