I have never really followed what “By Parent” means in fields, even in years of AutoCad use, but I have managed to just luck out and get what I need.
If the “By Parent” option is chosen for the fill colour for Layer 1 in Wall Style A, for example, shouldn’t Layer 1’s fill colour display and print as set in the fill setting for Wall Style A? Wall Style A contains Layer 1 and so is the Parent, right?
But what does the “By Parent” option for the fill colour of Wall Style A refer to? It seems to be at the top of the heirarchy with no Parent above it to refer to. Isn’t “By Parent” the same as “By Layer” in that case? Why are there two separate settings in many fields?