Sunday, February 10, 2019

Free comsLayerIt! – Automatically Assign New Entities to Specific Layers Based on Their Type

From the Autodesk App Store:

This plug-in allows to automatically dispatch new entities to specific layers based on their type.

Have you ever wanted that Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical® trick that move automatically dims and hatches to specific layers? Now you can even with plain vanilla Autodesk® AutoCAD®.

The plugin is really easy to use, just open the options form and define which layer should get a newly inserted entity.

The settings are user-based, so you have to do this only once and it will work on every drawing you'll work on. Simple and very functional, you'll forget it's activated and wonder why it's not a basic feature of AutoCAD.

There are six entity categories recognized:
  • Dimensions (linear, aligned, radius, diameter and angle dimensions);
  • Hatches
  • Viewports
  • Texts (MText and single line)
  • Leaders (MLeaders and simple leaders)
  • Tables

Settings form

The plug-in will react to specific command execution and will momentary change the current layer until the command ends. If the layer you defined does not exist, it will be created with a few basic settings (name, color and linetype). When the command ends, the previous layer will be restored.

It works only with newly created entities and with entities created by standard AutoCAD commands. That means that your custom commands or other plug-ins will work without any interference by comsLayerIt!.

This software is free and will remain free. However, you cannot sell or distribute it for profit, nor you cannot decompile and use the code without explicit agreement with us.

If you like it or if you are using it for business, please consider buying our comsSaveIt! Plugin. It's cheap and may save you hours of hard work.

Also it will allow us to keep this and other great tools free.

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 1.0.23, 6/22/2018 – Added 2019 support

comsLayerIt! is brought to you by Massimo Cicognani. It's free.

This add-in is compatible with AutoCAD 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store »

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