Xref colors not updating
This new feature in Auto CAD 2016 is by far my favorite.Here is the scenario: Your drawing (electrical) references two other discipline’s drawings (Structural & Mechanical) The problem comes when you print your drawing.MEP engineers need architectural drawings as reference.The problem is each engineer probably have their own standard.You might need to change layer properties for their drawings so it can fit your standard. Do you have to create a copy of the drawing, make necessary changes before you can use it as reference? Before we start, let’s make a naming convention to avoid confusion.But since some of their layer colors have been “overridden” meaning that someone changed the color from “BYLAYER” to something else.It is difficult to get the desired result for your drawing without having to open their drawing…
Your electrical content is hard to differentiate from the other discipline’s.
If the other disciplines used their layers “BYLAYER” you could easily change how they display in your drawing.