How to Change Class Layer Assignment
Paneldes allows you to assign a construction layer to any Paneldes LAYER CLASS. A Paneldes layer class is a group of related Paneldes classes. Paneldes layer class groups are detailed below.
The layers you wish to use are listed in a file named LAYER.DBF. The file contains the details needed to create a layer and link it to a Paneldes layer class. Any layer linked to a Paneldes layer class will cause all components constructed, which are of that layer class, to be placed on the linked layer.
You may create layers, which are not linked to a Paneldes layer CLASS, with LAYER.DBF.
Paneldes will create any layers (not currently in existence on your drawing) listed in LAYER.DBF at start-up.
The layers that you require in your model will all be present when you start construction.
|Paneldes classes (CAPS) / or other construction.
|All route lines.
|3D envelope construction for ROUTE's (e.g. DUCT, CABTRAY, CONDUIT).
|EXTRAS (invisible accessories).
|Border insertion layer.
|Layer "routedisp"; for viewing cable/wire routes
|Dimensions for route lines
|Dimensions for panel frames
|Dimensions for mounting plates
|Dimensions for devices
|Dimensions for accessories
|Dimensions for screws
|Dimensions for construction
|Dimensions for extras
|Dimensions for areas
|Dimensions for terminals
|3D blocks for routes
|3D blocks for panel frames
|3D blocks for mounting plates
|3D blocks for devices
|3D blocks for accessories
|3D blocks for screws
|3D blocks for construction
|3D blocks for extras
|3D blocks for areas
|3D blocks for terminals
|Dimensions for screw centres
|Dimensions for centres of all other components
Modification of Layer Settings
You may modify the layers available in your drawing and their links to Paneldes CLASSES by editing the file LAYER.DBF with a database editor such as Dbedit. This file may be found in the main Paneldes directory.
Note: You must edit the layer.dbf file before you start Paneldes. Changes in this file are only recognised at Paneldes start up.
A editing session on LAYER.DBF will appear as follows:
DESC names the layer class.
NAME assigns a layer name to the layer class. You may place any name you wish in this column. This will be the layer name AutoCAD will give to a layer created.
COLOUR names the layer color.
VISIBLE sets the layer visibility ON or OFF at start up.
FROZEN sets if the layer is frozen ON or OFF at start up.
LAYERTYPE sets the layer type. The values in this column are not used except for layers associated with a specific power factor. For layers of this type the value indicates if it is for route lines (ROUTE) or route envelope lines (CONST).
CURRENT selects one layer as the current layer at start up.
TRANSPRNCY specifies the transparency level for the layer, as a percentage value between 0 and 90, where 0 (or blank) is fully opaque, and 90 is almost completely transparent (AutoCAD does not support transparencies above 90%).