APS-CONFIG - Customizing Layer Types
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Architectural Production Software 2005

CUSTOMIZING LAYER TYPES

Main Configuration Dialog
Layer Control System
Single Layer per Layer Type / Layer Schemes
         -------> Customizing Layer Types

 

Note: Changing the order of the layer types has a significant affect on the layers used for commands. We recommend that you plan your layer strategy prior to making changes here (also see Setting up Layer Schemes). Since the commands are mapped to a location, it is recommended that you change the order of the layer types as little as possible and that you add to the bottom of the list rather than inserting a new layer type somewhere in the middle.


Portion of the Layer Control dialog.

Selecting one of the four "Customize Layer Types" buttons (shown above) from the Layer Control dialog will bring up the dialog below with the layer types for the button selected.

Configuration dialog:

Click on an area of the dialog below to go to the description for that area:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Select one of the of the layer types in the list to edit it. To add a layer type press the "Add Layer Type" button.

Note: You may notice that there is no way to delete a layer type. Instead you may make a location "NOT USED", this is so that the location number of the layer types does not change after a "deletion".

 

Breakdown of configuration options

Edit a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

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Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

back2top 
commands

Selecting a layer type from the list shown above will bring up the layer type in the following dialog:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the name of the layer type as needed and press "OK" to update the name in the list, or if you want to get rid of this layer type press the "Not Used" button. Designating a layer type "NOT USED" is the equivalent of deleting it.

back2top

 

Add a Layer Type

Commands affected:  All Software commands

Press the "Add Layer Type" button and a "New layer type" will appear at the bottom of the list. To rename the "New layer type" click on it in the list to edit it.

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Edit the "New layer type" to the name desired and press "OK", the layer type name will be updated in the list.

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Common Questions

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