I would like to have all drawings in one layer in the same color. I am wondering how to do it with objects from the library.
So, I have assigned a color to that layer (blue).
When I added an object from a library, it is added correctly to the active new layer. But it is drawn in the default color black.
Trying to change the color via "properties" or "attributes" also failed.
How do I change the colour* of objects/blocks taken from the library?
*) yes, intentionally with "ou" here to increase the impact of search results. :-)
That may be necessary to "explode" the blocks and change the colour attribute of the entities that made up the block to "By Layer". Alternatively, you can try to "Edit the active block..." and change the attributes there to "By Layer".
I've created my library objects on the default layer 0. When I import them into my drawing they come in on the current layer and the correct colour for that layer. I think the libary object has to be on layer 0 for this to happen.
When i import a library object created on a different layer from 0, it imports its own layer to the file and comes in on that layer, rather than adopting the drawing's current layer.
I have to pick up this topic again as I still have no solution.
@Jaycad, I cannot reproduce your suggestion.
I tried the following:
1. Switch to layer 0, import an object from the library, change the layer via "properties" of that object to my "colored" layer. => no effect. Object still white.
2. Switch to layer 0, change color of layer 0 to the same color as my colored layer, import an object from the library => no effect. Object is still white.
I can confirm that "exploding" leads to a change in color. But I want my objects to be a single object. And if I understand it correctly, there is no "grouping" function as an opposite to "explode". Correct?
As dellus says, the objects used to create the library object (block) must be on layer 0. That is, you draw the entities that will make up the block on Layer 0 then create the block out of them. The block will then import on the current layer and colour.