Layers will not remain off


#1

I have a complex model that an architect provided to me of a stone portal and the stone pieces have extreme relief work on them. The only way I can move around the model is to turn off all the relief work. But after I turn all the relief layers off, save the drawing and close it, they are back on once I open the model again. I have tried Save As, Incremental Save and Save Small, but nothing makes a difference. When I open the model again, some (not all) of the layers are back on. I created a layer state with them off and if I restore that state, they do turn off and I can move around the model. But next time I open it, they are back on. It is causing a problem because it is taking 20 minutes to open the model because all the relief work is on.
So I have 2 questions:

  1. Does this sound normal? Or am I missing some way to make it work?
  2. the individual pieces of stone are inserted into this model as blocks. Would I have better luck if I exploded the blocks and then turned off the layers?

(Pascal Golay) #2

Hi Stephen - if the blocks are linked to external files, the layer states in these files will dictate what happens when your parent file is opened and the linked files are read in.

-Pascal


#3

Thank you. That solved it.