Modifying the Layers that Display on a View Sent to Layout


Reference Number: KB-00644
Last Modified: February 8, 2022

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors



QUESTION

I want to toggle the display of a particular layer on/off in a view that I've already sent to my layout. How can I make this change without deleting and resending the view? 


ANSWER

Most all views in Chief Architect are associated with a particular Layer Set. If you're unfamiliar with how Layer Sets work, especially in relation to plan views, please see KB-00765: Understanding Layer Sets and review the Saved Plan Views, Layers & Annotations video playlist.

The steps outlined in this article will explain how to quickly access the Layer Display Options dialog for a view that has been sent to a layout. These steps will not apply to views that have been sent to a layout using the "Current Screen As Image" option.


To modify the layers that display on a view sent to layout using the Layout Box Layers tool

  1. Select File> Open Layout and open the layout file that contains the view that you want to modify.


  2. With the layout file active, go to the appropriate page that has the view on it that you want to change.


  3. Using the Select Objects tool, click on the view in the layout to select it, as demonstrated in the image below.

    Layout file with a view selected


  4. With the view selected, click on the Layout Box Layers edit button.

    Note: The Layout Box Layers edit button is not available for views that were sent to layout using the "Current Screen As Image" option. 

  5. This will display the Layer Display Options dialog for the Layer Set that was in use when the view was sent to layout.

    Layer Display Options dialog where layers are displayed


  6. Make any desired modifications to the layers, such as whether or not they are set to display, then click OK.


To modify layers that display on a view sent to layout using the Layout Box Specification*

*Applies to X14 and newer program versions

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click on the view in the layout to select it, then click on Open Object Open Object tool icon on the Edit toolbar.


  2. On the Linked View panel, click on the Edit View button if you're working with saved plan views.

    Layout Box Specification dialog clicking on Edit View in the Linked View panel

    • In the Plan View Specification that displays next, click on the Selected Defaults panel.

    • use the Layer Set drop-down towards the bottom of the dialog to change the layer set to your liking.

      Selected Defaults panel of the Plan View Specification dialog

    To learn more about layer sets and their relationship with saved plan views, please see the Related Articles section below.


  3. On the Layer Set panel, specify the Active Layer Set for cross section, camera, and other types of supported views.

    Layout Box Specification dialog on the Layer Set panel


  4. Once your desired change has been made, click OK.



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