LayerApps

LayerApps

Win32 and 64, English

@The Office
LayerApps contains six very useful Layer Applications for Autodesk® AutoCAD®: DDLyrAdd, DDLyrCas, DDLyrF&R, DDLyrOn, DDLyrTh & DDLyrVpC

General Usage Instructions

The following are general usage instructions for LayerApps:

(1) When the DDLyrAdd App is invoked you can select from an on-screen window the Layers you want to add a user specified Prefix, Suffix or Both to all or a selected set of Layer names in the current drawing.

(2) When the DDLyrCas App is invoked you can select from an on-screen window the Layers you want to change the case to 1st Letter Uppercase or entire Layer Name to Uppercase or Lowercase.

(3) When the DDLyrF&R App is invoked you can select from an on-screen window the Layers you want to find a matching character set and replace with a different character set at the Start, End or All of the Layer Name.

Note: For DDLyrAdd, DDLyrCas & DDLyrF&R: You can perform any of the Options on separate sets of selected Layers as many times as needed. Click on the Apply button for all the operations to run and upon completion have the on-screen window reappear again showing you all the changes.  Click on the OK button to complete the operations to finish the command Click on the Cancel button to just dismiss the command without making any changes.

(4) When the DDLyrOn App is invoked, if there are current Layers in the drawing turned Off, an on-screen window will present all Layers currently Off for you to select from to turn On. Layers can be listed sorted by Thaw/Frozen or Layer Name.  Any Layers selected to be turned On can also be Thawed if currently also Frozen.

(5) When the DDLyrTh App is invoked, if there are current Layers in the drawing in the Frozen state, an on-screen window will present all Layers currently Frozen for you to select from to Thaw. Layers can be listed sorted by On/Off or Layer Name.  Any Layers selected to be Thawed can also be turned On if currently also Off.

(6) When the DDLyrVpC App is invoked, the left side of the window presents a large Color chart showing the 255 AutoCAD Color Index in Color Swatches and on the right side is a list of all Layers in the current drawing shown with their assigned Color Number.  If drawing is in Paper Space, then the Viewport (VP) Layer Color Number is also shown in the Layer list. Color Numbers are shown in the Layer list preceded with a “-“ if there are Layer Color Overrides as in the case with VP Layer Colors or Xref Layer Colors. Note: Unloaded or Oprhaned Xrefs are not supported for showing or removing Layer Color Overrides. User can sort the Layer list by Layer Name or Color Number (or VP Color if in Paper Space).  If there are any Xrefs, user can choose to show All Layers, No Xref Layers or just the Xref Layers.  User can then select as many Layers to change the current Color assignment to a new Color by selecting one of the Color Swatches from the large 255 Color chart.  If user wants to use LayerApp’s CTB files (within the Layer Apps folder are Metric & Imperial scaled Color Style Tables), then choose Colors based on the recommended 6 groups of Black Line Pen Weights ranging from Extra Bold (Cyan), Bold (Yellow), Wide (Magenta), Medium (Green), Fine (Red) & Extra Fine (Blue). Click on the Info button to set the option to “Include CTB Files” for selection in AutoCAD’s Plot command. Note: For AutoCAD versions older than 2022, user must invoke AutoCAD’s Options command and click on Cancel button to dismiss in order for the CTB changes to take place in AutoCAD’s Plot window.

(7) The LyrAppsInfo command can be invoked from within each of the six added commands by clicking on the Info button. User can also execute by selecting command from Ribbon>Add In>LayerApps Panel or Toolbar. LyrAppsInfo brings up an on-screen window summarizing all six new commands with their logos, an option to include the provided CTB files in AutoCAD’s Plot window, the Publisher Privacy Policy and product contact information.

Note: With all six LayerApps after running successfully, you can always use AutoCAD's Undo Back option to revert back to the previous state prior to running the command.

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

DDLyrAdd

The DDLyrAdd App provides user an on-screen window showing all Layers to add a user specified Prefix, Suffix or Both to all or selected Layer names.

DDLyrCas

The DDLyrCas App provides user an on-screen window showing all Layers to select from to change just the 1st Letter to Uppercase or entire Layer name to Uppercase or Lowercase.

DDLyrF&R

The DDLyrF&R App provides user an on-screen window showing all Layers to select from to find a set of matching characters & replace with another set at the Start, End or All of the Layer Name.

DDLyrOn

he DDLyrOn App provides user an on-screen window showing all Layers that currently are turned Off. You are then given the option to select one or more and even All the Layers to turn them all “On”.

DDLyrTh

The DDLyrTh App provides user an on-screen window showing all Layers that currently are in Frozen state. You are then given the option to select one or more and even All the Layers to Thaw.

DDLyrVpC

The DDLyrVpC App provides user an on-screen window showing a large AutoCAD 255 Color Index chart and a list of current Layers with their assigned Color Number. If in Paperspace, the Viewport Layer Color Number is also shown. User can then select one or more Layers to change the Color to a New Color by selecting a Color Swatch.

LyrAppsInfo

The LyrAppsInfo command brings up an on-screen window summarizing all six new commands with their logos, an option to include the provided CTB files in AutoCAD’s Plot window, the Publisher Privacy Policy and product contact information.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system

Additional Information

Known Issues

For LayerApps to run successfully a screen resolution of at least 1024x768 is required.
For DDLyrVpC the Color Swatches in AutoCAD’s 255 Color Index may differ in color tone visually on the screen depending on your graphics card. Layer Color Override and detection of Unloaded and Orphaned Xrefs are not supported.

Contact

Author/Company Information

@The Office

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

3.0.0

Updated all LayerApps command Help window contents reflecting changes. Updated specifically the following LayerApps Commands: DDLyrAdd: Separate text entry box for Prefix and Suffix; DDLyrCas: New Option to change 1st Letter to Uppercase; DDLyrOn: New Option to Sort Layer list by Status (Thaw/Frozen) vs by Name and Toggle to attempt to also Thaw Frozen Layers selected to be turned On; DDLyrTh: New Option to Sort Layer list by Status (On/Off) vs by Name and Toggle to attempt to also turn On Off Layers selected to be Thawed, a separate Layer list box will also appear if in Paper Space and there are Viewport Frozen Layers to be Thawed. Added to all LayerApps dialog window: In the Title Bar: “LayerApps”, a “Park” setting to allow for more than one Layer operation, show the number of items selected in Layer list box, Info button, Apply button for the command window to reappear after the completion of operations, command app logo in lower left corner and LayerApps Logo in lower right corner. Added two additional LayerApps Commands: DDLyrF&R to find & replace matching characters in Layer names and DDLyrVpC to change the Color of selected Layers from a list box to another Color using a large 255 Color Swatch chart. Added LyrAppsInfo command showing a summary of all commands, an option to include and use LyrApps CTB files, Publisher Privacy Policy and added a LayerApps Toolbar. Changed the Ribbon Add-In LayerApps panel to show the added commands in a dropdown menu and changed the colors to all of the LayerApps command logos.

2.0.0.0

Added 2022 support. No change in version number.

1.0.0.0

Initial release of following LayerApps: LyrPre, LyrSuf, DDLyrOn & DDLyrTh

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