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Color By Layer

Postby Matte » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:11 pm

Good Day all, sorry for another simple question, but I have been "in mothballs" for the past few years, and trying to get back up to speed as fast as possible. The present question of the day is..... Can you change multiple Color by layers at the same time? I have 1 thousand or so layers (Topo Lines) that imported as GREEN, If I pick 0001, then Shift pick layer 2000 they (All Select/Highlight), when I pick on any one of them and change from green to Black, only that layer changes. As is obvious it would be a lot of work to change layer color one by one. My goal is to make them all black. Then later make every 10th layer Red for clarity. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Color By Layer

Postby Dave R » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:19 pm

No. You cannot natively change more than one layer color at a time. There is a beta version of an extension that would let you do that although I'm not sure it works in SU2017.

Based on your description, though, I wonder if you wouldn't be wise to clean up your model. First, make sure that Layer 0 is assigned to all edges in the model. Then purge unused layers. Actually, an easy way to do that is select all of the layers in the model and delete them. You'll be asked what to do with the stuff that has those layers assigned to them. Choose to give them Layer 0. Group the edges for the topography and give that group a single layer assignment. Then you only have one layer to adjust.
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Re: Color By Layer

Postby Matte » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:22 pm

Thanks Dave, I took your advice and just threw everything on layer 0. Originally I did not want to do that because I thought... layer 1 was at elev 1 and layer 2000 represented elevation 2000 feet. But I noticed each "topo" line was not one number bigger or smaller to the ones next to it. So all elevation layer data from USGS had no value in their layer naming convention. So I am now making surfaces of each step and extrude all of them (all 2000!) one by one and see what I get? Then I can compare it to a really hodge podge set of separate area surface tiles I am hand stitching together, and plan to slice up the mix at the same 1 foot elevation intervals and compare the two. Unfortunately since I truly don't know what I am doing the accuracy will not be determinable, but we will see if it is good enough once we get there.
Thanks again for all your help, your advice is always "right on!
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