In the Layer Translator, you specify the
layers in the current drawing that you want to translate, and the
layers to translate them to.
Specifies the layers
to be translated in the current drawing. You can specify layers
by selecting layers in the Translate From list or by supplying a
color of the icon preceding the layer name indicates whether or
not the layer is referenced in the drawing. A dark icon indicates
that the layer is referenced; a white icon indicates the layer is
unreferenced. Unreferenced layers can be deleted from the drawing
by right-clicking in the Translate From list and choosing Purge
layers to be selected in the Translate From list, using a naming
pattern that can include wild-cards. For a list of valid wild-cards,
see the table in
Filter and Sort the List of Layers in the User's
Guide. The layers identified by the selection filter
are selected in addition to any layers previously selected.
the layers specified in Selection Filter.
Maps the layers selected
in Translate From to the layer selected in Translate To.
Maps all layers that
have the same name in both lists.
Lists the layers you
can translate the current drawing's layers to.
layers in the Translate To list using a drawing, drawing template,
or standards file that you specify. If the specified file contains
saved layer mappings, those mappings are applied to the layers in
the Translate From list and are displayed in Layer Translation Mappings.
can load layers from more than one file. If you load a file that
contains layers of the same name as layers already loaded, the original layers
are retained and the duplicate layers are ignored. Similarly, if
you load a file containing mappings that duplicate mappings already loaded,
the original mappings are retained and the duplicates are ignored.
a new layer to be shown in the Translate To list for translation.
If you select a Translate To layer before choosing New, the selected
layer's properties are used as defaults for the new layer. You cannot
create a new layer with the same name as an existing layer.
Lists each layer to be
translated and the properties to which the layer will be converted.
You can select layers in this list and edit their properties using Edit.
Layer dialog box, where you can edit the
selected translation mapping. You can change the layer's linetype, color,
and lineweight. If all drawings involved in translation use plot
styles, you can also change the plot style for the mapping.
the selected translation mapping from the Layer Translation Mappings
the current layer translation mappings to a file for later use.
mappings are saved in the DWG or DWS file format. You can replace
an existing file or create a new file. The Layer Translator creates the
referenced layers in the file and stores the layer mappings in each
layer. All linetypes used by those layers are also copied into the
dialog box, where you can customize the
process of layer translation.
Starts layer translation
of the layers you have mapped.
you have not saved the current layer translation mappings, you are prompted
to save the mappings before translation begins.