I have a slight problem with the layers of profiles and assemblies:
I created profiles wich are bound to a certain layer: as well in their geometry in the saved skp that belongs to the profile, as in the dropdown-field of the profile-dialog.
So when I draw a profile following a line and I choose the correct layer before doing this, then as well the generated group as the inner geometry are bound to the correct layer. When I choose the wrong layer before drawing, the GROUP is still on the “wanted” layer (seems to get this information from the dropdown-field, was my guess) but the INNER GEOMETRY always binds to the actually active layer. So far, so good…I just have to concentrate on always choosing the correct layer as active, when drawing my profiles
The problem occurs, when I use my assemblies:
My assemblies consist of profiles and components (of course), but for the logic of our drawings the assemblies are bound to an own layer.
Wich is leading to following:
the GROUP is on the correct layer; the cost calculation sums this profile in the correct way (because cost-calculation is based on the layer of certain GROUPS and not on their INNER GEOMETRY???)…
…but the INNER GEOMETRY of the profile wich is embedded in the assembly binds to the active layer, so my models don´t color the right way and also produce faults when i want to show/disable certain layers.
Up to now I do the following:
when I draw assemblies, I choose the layer of the embedded profile as active and then have to switch the layer of the whole assembly-group to the one I wanted it to be in a seperate step afterwards.
Does anyone have a better solution for me?