But since some of their layer colors have been “overridden” meaning that someone changed the color from “BYLAYER” to something else.
So: This blog serves as a knowledge base for myself (and anyone else) so that I can reference tips & tricks that I have learned and also refer others to it as well.
I hope that this blog helps you learn at least one tip to make your drafting/design experience better.
You might need to work with engineers from other engineering background.
Architects will need to use your structure drawings as reference in their drawings.
This new feature in Auto CAD 2016 is by far my favorite.
Here is the scenario: Your drawing (electrical) references two other discipline’s drawings (Structural & Mechanical) The problem comes when you print your drawing.
Your electrical content is hard to differentiate from the other discipline’s.
If the other disciplines used their layers “BYLAYER” you could easily change how they display in your drawing.
MEP engineers need architectural drawings as reference.
The problem is each engineer probably have their own standard.
You might need to change layer properties for their drawings so it can fit your standard. Do you have to create a copy of the drawing, make necessary changes before you can use it as reference? Before we start, let’s make a naming convention to avoid confusion.