60002098 Layer Manager Improvements

Article 60002098
Type Wish
Product Engine
Version 6027
Date Added 12/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fixed (1/23/2014 12:00:00 AM)
Submitted by Peter Chanios

Summary

Layer manager Improvements

Solution

In version 6028 we did several improvements to the layer manager as following

1) Added Filters to show xRefs layers or ALL layers of the drawing.
2) Keep the size and the visibility of the filters when the form closes and opens again so it is opened vieweing the same layers at the same size.
3) When the layer name is empty and the new layer is pressed a new layer is created with the following patern "LayerNUMBER" , for example : "Layer1" , "Layer2" , etc...
4) We added a search textbox at the upper left of the dialog to search layers depending their name.

You can search using the following format
# (pound) Matches any numeric digit
@ (at) Matches any alphabetic character
. (period) Matches any non-alphanumeric character
* (asterisk) Matches any string and can be used anywhere in the search string
? (question mark) Matches any single character; for example, ?BC matches ABC, 3BC, and so on
~ (tilde) Matches anything but the pattern; for example; ~*AB*matches all strings that don't contain AB
[ ] Matches any one of the characters enclosed; for example, [AB]C matches AC and BC
[~] Matches any character not enclosed; for example, [~AB]C matches XC but not AC
[-] Specifies a range for a single character; for example, [A-G]C matches AC, BC, and so on to GC, but not HC
` (reverse quote) Reads the next character literally; for example, `~AB matches ~AB

Note that changes to xRef layers (on , off , freeze , lock etc...) are not saved. Also a layer of an xref cannot be deleted and also cannot be set as current layer of the drawing.

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