How’s the best way to embed linked files for dropboxing a model?
Currently I have a boat hull model, with 5 different cabin options. All 5 cabin options have the same layer structure as the hull model.
When I go to block manager and ‘embed’ the cabin files, they are placed on the same layer as the hull model rather than in the ‘block sub layer’ structure. I need them to stay on their origional layers so we can turn those cabin options on and off.
Does anyone have any tips for shareing files like this?
Hi Chris - if the files are linked - which from your subject here may not be the case - set the layers to be ‘reference’ rather than ‘active’. You can do this at insert time or later in
The files are currently linked with layers as reference. I wish to embed the models, keeping the layer structure as per when they’re linked.
Currently, when I embed the linked files (so I can hand the file over cleanly) the files I’m embeding drop their parts onto the source file layers, rather than staying on their own.
I’ve added a couple of images to show what’s happening.
I would have thought that when I changed the linked block to embeded, they’d keep their existing layer structure.
Yeah, I see - I do not see a good way to do this, I’m afraid.