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Layers & Hotlink Modules

Ghassan Kanaan
Booster

I was very disappointed when I discovered that HIDING LAYERS of elements in a placed Hotlink Module doesn't work and as a result no possibility to use Layer Combinations with Hotlink Modules...Very frustrating!

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

The entire hotlink belongs in one master layer.

If you place the hotlink in the 'Archicad' layer, then your layer combinations will work exactly as you want them to.

However, the Archicad layer can never be turned off, so neither can your hotlink.

 

If you place the hotlink in any other layer, then the layer combinations will work as normal, but if the layer combination turns off that master layer that the hotlink is in, then the entire hotlink will disappear.

 

If you want to control the entire hotlink on/off, then create a new layer for the hotlink.

Make sure that new layer is included in your current layer combinations, and set it to turn on or off as you desire.

Usually you would just leave it 'on' in all layer combinations, but if ever you want to hide the hotlink, you just turn the hotlink master layer off.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
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Hi, is there any way of finding out what layer a hotlink is placed? (Except for turning layers on and off until you see it apper/disapper)

 

Best regards

 

Ole Thomas  

Select the hotlink or something in the hotlink, right mouse click and choose 'Hotlink Selection Settings'.

You can change the settings in there as well if you need to.

 

Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11