LayerApps

LayerApps

Win32 and 64, English

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

General Usage Instructions

The following are general usage instructions for LayerApps:

(1) DDLyrAdd: Adds user specified Prefix, Suffix or Both to all or a selected set of Layer names.
(2) DDLyrCas: Changes Layer names case to 1st Letter Uppercase or entire Layer Name to Uppercase or Lowercase.
(3) DDLyrF&R: Finds in Layer Names matching character set and replaces with new character set.

Note: For DDLyrAddDDLyrCas & 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. Also the following Layer Names are always excluded because these cannot be changed: Layer 0, Defpoints, Xref Layers.

(4) DDLyrOn: Current Layers turned Off can be selected to be turned On and Thawed if Frozen.
(5) DDLyrTh: Current Layers Frozen can be selected to be Thawed and turned On if Off.
(6) DDLyrVpC: On the left Layer Colors can be selected from a large custom 255 AutoCAD Color Index swatches applying to Layers selected in the List box on the right. Color Numbers are shown in the Layer list preceded with a “-“ if there are Layer Color Overrides.

Note: Unloaded or Orphaned Xrefs are not supported for showing or removing Layer Color Overrides. 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 Cancel in order for the CTB changes to take place in AutoCAD’s Plot window.

(7) DDLyrDes: Layers Description property can now be easily modified using the following operations: Case/Edit/Find & Replace or Filtered out for listing. Additional operations available to change Layer’s other properties are: On/Off, Freeze/Thaw, Lock/UnLock, Plot/NoPlot and Color using the large Color chart similar to DDLyrVpC.
(8) The LyrAppsInfo command can be invoked from within each of the seven added commands by clicking on the Info button. LyrAppsInfo opens app window summarizing all seven new commands with their logos, Version History button to access a log of version number & description, an option to include the provided CTB files in AutoCAD’s Plot window, another option to select and Show the LayerApps Toolbar along with the Publisher Privacy Policy and product contact information.

Note: With all seven LayerApps the total number of Layer items is always shown at the bottom of the Layer list box. Also after each app runs 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 of each word 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.

DDLyrDes

The DDLyrDes App offers the following operations on the current drawing’s Layer Description: Case: Changes Description’s case to Upper, Lower, Word or Sentence; Edit: Modifies the Description text; F+R: Find matching & Replace text in Description; Status: Toggles Layer On/Off, Freeze/Thaw, Lock/UnLock, Plot/NoPlot; Color: Changes Layer to one of the 255 Colors shown in Swatch chart; Pick: Selects object to add to Layer Description list; Filter: Filters out what Layer’s Description to include in list.

LyrAppsInfo

The LyrAppsInfo command brings up an on-screen window summarizing all seven new commands with their logos, Version History, 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 7/8.1/10/11) 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 Layer Color Override and detection of Unloaded and Orphaned Xrefs are not supported.

For DDLyrVpC & DDLyrDes the Color Swatches in AutoCAD’s 255 Color Index may differ in color tone visually on the screen depending on your graphics card.

Contact

Author/Company Information

@The Office

Support Information

Version History

Version Number Version Description

4.0.0

Added new DDLyrDes command to perform following operations on Layer's Descriptions: (1) Case - Changes Description case to: Upper/Lower/Word/Sentence (2) Edit - Modifies current Description text (3) F+R - Finds matching Description text & Replace with new text (4) Status - Toggles Layers: On/Freeze/Lock/Plot values (5) Color - Changes Layers Color using large 255 Color Swatch chart (6) Pick - Chooses object on the graphics area to highlight in list box (7) Filter - Determines the Layer Descriptions placed in list box Added DDLyrFR.lsp to call up DDLyrF&R.lsp for platform compatibility Modified LyrAppsInfo.lsp to include toggle to Show or Hide Toolbar

3.1.0

Improved DDLyrCas command: Up 1st Option now also changes all 1st letters following a space to uppercase in a name item Improved DDLyrF&R command with following features: (1) Can now Find&Replace multiple matching occurrences in a name item (2) Find&Replace now supports the space character (3) Replace now supports an empty character (4) Replace can now include some of the same characters as Find Added to DDLyrAdd, DDLyrCas & DDLyrF&R commands with new [^] pick object feature to select Layer Names Updated all LayerApps commands to: (1) Show total number of Layer Name items below the list box (2) Precede command line feedback statements with App name (3) Update built-in on-screen help file (4) Apply minor bug fixes Include in LyrAppsInfo a Version History button

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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