Is there a previous layer command? (LayerP)

Is there a previous layer command? (LayerP)

Postby CMB » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:35 pm

New to intellicad. I was wondering if there is a Previous Layer command, like there is in AutoCAD. I have looked for one, but can not find one. This is a command I use often to turn a group of layers on and off in quick succession. I discovered the LayUnIso command, but that only works if I quickly iso something and then want to bounce back. But is there a command I can use to do the opposite? For example, I have a handful of layers on, but I need to reference something that I do not know off hand what layer it is on (other company's layer names), so I quickly LAYTHW, find what I am looking for, make some sort of changes, and then I want to quickly get back to the layer state I was in. Otherwise I am slowing turning layers off one and a time to get back there. I used LAYERP dozens of times a day when I was using AutoCAD. Thanks
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Re: Is there a previous layer command? (LayerP)

Postby gskelhorn » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:30 pm

I often just thaw all to check stuff out then undo... then I have a custom routine to popup a dialog where I can select the multiple layers I want to thaw.

There may be other ways but the first thing that pops into mind to simulate the LAYERP functionality... you might use a couple of toolbar buttons... one saving a layer state and the other restoring and deleting it.

Save:
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(layerstate-save "myTemp1" 255)


Thaw, turn on, unlock all layers, etc...

Restore and delete the temporary layer state if it exists:
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(and (layerstate-has "myTemp1")(layerstate-restore "myTemp1" nil)(layerstate-delete "myTemp1"))


These are intended for model space. The 255 is a flag to select what should be saved in the layerstate. Sum the values you want from the list in the Help:
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1- Restore the saved On or Off value
2- Restore the saved Frozen or Thawed value
4- Restore the saved Lock value
8- Restore the saved Plot or No Plot value
16- Restore the saved VPVSDFLT value
32- Restore the saved Color
64- Restore the saved LineType
128- Restore the saved LineWeight
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