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Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

electrosteam
My first post.
I have Librecad 2.1.2 running on Linux Lubuntu 17.04.
It seems to work Ok, and every challenge so far has been resolved, except ---

How can I select a group of entities and move them to a different layer ?

I can do it one entity at a time by changing attributes, but multiple entities do not bring up the attributes dialogue box.

John
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Re: Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

mad-hattter
Hello,

Select all the entities you want to move,
then select attributes and select the layer in the layer box.
The only thing is that the layer must exist before you start this sequence.

Regards
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Re: Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

grherr
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John,

I am running LibreCad 2.1.3 under Slackware Linux 14.2.

Select your entities, then:

Tools -> Modify -> Attributes

And change the layer in the dialog box.

Note that in order to have a command, such as "Attributes" show up in the right-click context box, you must have already used the command at least once in the session. It is sort-of a command history, limited to the current session and drawing. The latter meaning a command used in one drawing and not another, will not show up in the other drawing's command list box.

HTH.

Girvin Herr



On 10/12/2017 03:18 AM, electrosteam [via LibreCAD] wrote:
My first post.
I have Librecad 2.1.2 running on Linux Lubuntu 17.04.
It seems to work Ok, and every challenge so far has been resolved, except ---

How can I select a group of entities and move them to a different layer ?

I can do it one entity at a time by changing attributes, but multiple entities do not bring up the attributes dialogue box.

John


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Re: Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

electrosteam
Thanks guys for the prompt responses, played around some more and got it sorted.

The assemblies I was selecting were on different layers, so the attributes dialogue box doesn't show.
If all the parts of the assembly areon the same layer, then the attributes dialogue does show, and the layer can be changed.

Of course, the reason I was selecting the assembly was to get all the parts on the same layer - just what I cannot do.

Any suggestions on easily getting multiple entities on multiple layers onto one layer ?

My approach will be to turn all layers off, then select the layers one at a time and move the required entities to the desired layer, not really a drama at all.

John.
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Re: Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

LordOfBikes
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Hey John,

look into Options -> Application Preferences, in the Defaults tab you find the option "Modify layer of selected entities, at layer activation".
When this option is checked, all selected entities are moved to the layer you select in the layer list, no matter on which layer they were before.

As this feature was annoying for some users when it was released, it is disabled by default. This feature could also be dangerous, maybe it is better disabled in daily work and only activated when really needed.

Armin
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Re: Copying Assemblies to Different Layer

electrosteam
Armin,
Thanks for that.
At my stage of learning, entering into something labelled as dangerous by others doesn't sound wise.
My work-around will be adequate for now, but your advice is noted for the future.
John,