Well I see that many of you are relaxing this week as my blog visits have slowed down dramatically! Have you made any New Year resolutions yet? How many of you out there are good at keeping them? Every year I vow to travel a little less (never happens), to work out more (which works until I start traveling again), to be more organized (my expense reports are nearly 6 months over due)...and the list goes on and on. But I'll make my resolutions again - and I'll believe in them again.
Hip Tip on Copying objects to another layer:
Sometimes we find ourselves wanting to copy an object to another layer. So what do we do? We make a copy of the object - and then change it to the desired layer. That takes too long (I hate extra steps!) - try using the COPYTOLAYER Express Tool. This cool command cuts out the middle man...cuts right to the chase. This command is so cool you can copy to layers that don't even exist yet (it allows you to create a new layer on the spot). Let's take a look.
After selecting the object(s) you want to copy you'll run into the following dialog box listing out all of your existing layers.
You have three options for selecting layers.
1. You can select the intended layer to copy to.
2. You can select "Pick<" and select an object that's on the intended layer
3. You can key in the name of a new layer to create and copy to.
After selecting the target layer and exiting the dialog you can hit an extra enter to copy the new object in the same location or to move it to another location.
3 objects copied and placed on layer "Const".
Base point or <return> to finish:
Specify second point or <use first point as displacement>:
And here's a fabulous added tip: You can use COPYTOLAYER to simulate having the same objects look different in different viewports. Simply copy them to a different layer, freeze the other layer in the viewport and make the desired changes (color, linetype, etc) to the new objects.