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Removing layers procedures

James Murray
Expert
Might we add to the Attribute Manager (then roll the whole thing into the layer dialog):

1. Send elements on deleted layers to the ArchiCAD layer, or prompt the user for a layer for this purpose.

2. Merge a layer into another. When you merge data from an old project, sometimes standards have changed and you end up with two layers of nearly the same name and exactly the same function, causing confusion going forward.

3. Stop reporting that a layer is in use when it is merely currently set in a tool default. Or differentiate these uses.
James Murray
Rill Architects • macOS • OnLand.info
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Anonymous
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I am surprised to see three people have voted "Not needed". I think this would be a significant help.

Most of my work in the last few years has been setting up and maintaining standards, I have done MANY layer conversions. They are quite tedious and filled with potential for errors. Having to turn on one layer at a time, search through the entire project for all elements on that layer and move them to the new and/or correct layer, and then having to repeat the process for all the affected layers (ALL the layers in a standards conversion process) is a very unpleasant job.

It seems that automating this in Attribute Manager would be fairly easy to do and tremendously helpful for establishing, maintaining and updating layer standards. I suppose that those who find this unnecessary must have all their layers clearly established for a long time and have no expectation of any need to ever change them.

OOPS. I just went back and read the original request ("purge unused layer") and now understand the "Not needed" votes.

It seems that this wish should be reconstituted to reflect James suggestions since they are quite important.

What is the best way to do this Djordje?

Djordje
Expert
Matthew wrote:
IOOPS. I just went back and read the original request ("purge unused layer") and now understand the "Not needed" votes.

It seems that this wish should be reconstituted to reflect James suggestions since they are quite important.

What is the best way to do this Djordje?
I just did it ... but have to add the Poll manually ... 😉
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
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jamesm wrote:
2. Merge a layer into another. When you merge data from an old project, sometimes standards have changed and you end up with two layers of nearly the same name and exactly the same function, causing confusion going forward.
Layer merge ! Can I vote 10 times for this one ?

Geoff Briggs
Booster
Matthew wrote:
I have done MANY layer conversions. They are quite tedious and filled with potential for errors. Having to turn on one layer at a time, search through the entire project for all elements on that layer and move them to the new and/or correct layer, and then having to repeat the process for all the affected layers (ALL the layers in a standards conversion process) is a very unpleasant job.
Well said. This is a royal pain in the you-know-what. Merging would be a fantastic addition to A-man.
Regards,
Geoff Briggs
DeForest Architects
Seattle, USA

AC24 INT, Mac (home), Win10 (work)
Yes, you read that correctly, we are in the US but use the INT version.

Anonymous
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Strongly needed.

Anonymous
Not applicable
Otra herramiente relacionada que podría ser muy útil para este procedimiento es "layer walk" de autocad, que permite visualizar los elementos de cada Layer, también falta en Archicad

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
jtaa,

Por favor evita escribir en español en el forum sin poner una traducción al inglés. Es una regla que el idioma de este forum es Inglés.

"Please avoid writing in spanish without posting the translation to english. As a rule this is a English Only Forum."

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BTW he is recommending as an option the "layer walk" feature that Autocad has, which lets you highlight which objects are in a sspecific layer.

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You can do this already in AC by going to the 3D window, using Find and Select to pick all the objects in a Layer and then using the "Show Selection in 3D" to see them only.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Hobbesnb
Newcomer
Has GS (or anyone) developed a procedure to do this easily yet?
Scott Graham, AIA LEED BD+C
Principal | BIM Manager
Muhlenberg Greene Architects, Ltd.
Wyomissing, PA 19610

V6.5-19.0
Windows 10/Mac OSX El Capitan

Anonymous
Not applicable
I have missed this one!
Great ideas, James, I hope to see them implemented soon! Essential, of course!

Anonymous
Not applicable
We still need this. I just spend an hour manually moving elements from layers that I want to delete to other layers.

Please make a merge layers function--please.

Thank you

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
John this wish has already been granted since 17. When you delete a layer in AC it asks what to do with the elements that are in it: "Delete or Move to another Layer"
• or you are asking for something else?
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

Anonymous
Not applicable
ejrolon,
Reason enough to upgrade.
Thank you

Eduardo Rolon
Moderator
Amongst other things.
eduardo rolón AIA NCARB
Another of the forum moderators.
Macbook Pro 2.4 i9 32GB ram
OS X 10.XX latest
AC25 US/INT -> AC08

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