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About

App for AutoCAD to simplify layer override settings within viewports.

If you use VPLAYER frequently setting up overrides for linetype and lineweight of layers on viewports, this app will help you do it quickly. 

Here's a tutorial showing how to use JTB VPLayer Tools.

First run JTB_VPSettings and set your preference VPLAYER override linetype and lineweight. In the animation below, they are "Hidden2" and 1 mm.

Look at first animation: inside the viewport, run JTB_VPLAYER command, then select lines. Their layers (Layer1, Layer2 and Layer3) will change their Viewport override linetype and lineweight to Hidden2 and 1 mm.

Still within that viewport, run JTB_VPMA command. Select source layer which viewport override linetype and lineweight is Dashed and 0.00mm. Then select target layers. Target layers's override linetype and lineweight will change to Dashed and 0.00mm.

In the second animation, we are in paper space. Run JTB_VPCLEAR and select viewports. All override linetype and lineweight of all layers in selected viewports will be cleared.

Switch to another viewport, run JTB_VPCLEAR again. Select layers via selecting objects. Override linetype and lineweight of selected layers will be clear.

Switch to paper space. Run JTB_VPMA and select a viewport as source object. Then select target viewports. Now we will see JTB_VPMA command matches override linetype and lineweight properties from viewport to viewports.

Download

Trial version 30 days. Support is available during the trial as well as after purchase.

JTB VPLayer Tools Trial for AutoCAD can be downloaded on Autodesk App Store.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Sample drawing: JTB VPLayer Tools Test.dwg

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System requirements

Operating system: same as the CAD software is running on.

Compatible with AutoCAD versions (2012 and up to AutoCAD 2018). Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

Compatible with BricsCAD upon request.

Contact us for older versions or for other CAD software.

 JTB World is an Autodesk Authorised Developer

       

Purchase

9 USD for one license of JTB VPLayer Tools or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

If you have really many users that you want to give access to this software we can discuss a discounted price based on your particular situation. Educational discounts available.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Purchase JTB VPLayer Tools from the Autodesk App Store site.

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Trial license available for 30 days. After purchase, run JTB_Activate command to get your Computer Name. Email us the Computer Name to us to receive the activation key. When you received the activation key run the JTB_Activate command and enter the key for activating this app.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk App Store the download is available on the Autodesk App Store My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

Available payment methods depending on country where payment is done from: Local Bank Transfer (Canada), Wire Transfer to Canada, Interac e-Transfer, Cheque (to Canada). Via BlueSnap (Global Payment Gateway) these methods may be available (not a complete list as it is updated from time to time by BlueSnap): Credit card (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB, Carte Bleue), PayPal, Local Bank Transfer, Wire Transfer, Real-time Bank Transfer, Electronic Check (ECP), Skrill (Moneybookers), WebMoney and Alipay (PaySafeCard, Ukash, cashU, Boleto Bancario, Boleto Bancario can be made available upon request) - Refund policy

Documentation

On the Add-ins ribbon tab the commands are available.

Here's a tutorial showing how to use JTB VPLayer Tools using the sample drawing: JTB VPLayer Tools Test.dwg

First run JTB_VPSettings and set your preference VPLAYER override linetype and lineweight. In the animation below, they are "Hidden2" and 1 mm.

Look at first animation: inside the viewport, run JTB_VPLAYER command, then select lines. Their layers (Layer1, Layer2 and Layer3) will change their Viewport override linetype and lineweight to Hidden2 and 1 mm.

Still within that viewport, run JTB_VPMA command. Select source layer which viewport override linetype and lineweight is Dashed and 0.00mm. Then select target layers. Target layers's override linetype and lineweight will change to Dashed and 0.00mm.

In the second animation, we are in paper space. Run JTB_VPCLEAR and select viewports. All override linetype and lineweight of all layers in selected viewports will be cleared.

Switch to another viewport, run JTB_VPCLEAR again. Select layers via selecting objects. Override linetype and lineweight of selected layers will be clear.

Switch to paper space. Run JTB_VPMA and select a viewport as source object. Then select target viewports. Now we will see JTB_VPMA command matches override linetype and lineweight properties from viewport to viewports.

An interesting feature of JTB_VPMA is it saves the source viewport override linetype and lineweight properties of layers in a text file. Then, if you run it again in other drawing, select option "Previous" instead of selecting object, saved properties will be re-used. This feature enables JTB_VPMA command works across drawings.

Ribbon Icon Command Command Description
JTB_VPLAYER Set viewport override linetype and lineweight of selected layers to preferences. Preferences are set by JTB_VPSETTINGS command.
JTB_VPMA

+ Match override linetype and lineweight of selected layer to other selected layers.

+ Match override linetype and lineweight of all layers in selected viewport to all layers in other selected viewports.

+ Use "Previous" option to match previous selected override linetype and lineweight properties to target layers or viewports.

JTB_VPCLEAR Clear VPLAYER override linetype and lineweight of selected layers, or all layers in selected viewports.
JTB_VPSETTINGS Set preference viewport override linetype and lineweight properties.

Trial license available for 30 days. After purchase, run JTB_Activate command to get your Computer Name. Email us the Computer Name to us to receive the activation key. When you received the activation key run the JTB_Activate command and enter the key for activating this app.

About Overriding Layer Properties in a Layout Viewport using out-of-the box AutoCAD functionality.

In a layout, you can assign a set of unique display properties for each layout viewport. These settings override those in the Model tab.

The following properties can be changed: Freeze\thaw, Color, Linetype, Lineweight, Transparency, Plot style

On a layout, double-click inside a layout viewport to make it the current viewport. In the Layer Properties Manager, specify the properties to override in the current layout viewport by changing the properties in the following columns: VP Freeze, VP Color, VP Linetype, VP Lineweight, VP Transparency, VP Plot Style
Any objects with properties set to ByLayer will use the layer properties for that layout viewport instead of the global layer properties. Every layout viewport can have its own set of layer overrides.

 Right click in the Layer Manager to access Remove Viewport Overrides for Selected Layers/All Layers In Current Viewport only/In All Viewports.

New Layer VP Frozen in All Viewports.

VP Freeze Layer In all Viewports Except Current/In All Viewports

VP Thaw Layer in All Viewports

LAYVPI command freezes selected layers in all layout viewports except the current viewport.

VPLAYER command is used to set layer visibility within viewports.

VPLAYEROVERRIDESMODE is a System Variable that controls whether layer property overrides for layout viewports are displayed and plotted.

VPLAYEROVERRIDES is a System Variable that indicates if there are any layers with viewport (VP) property overrides for the current layout viewport.

Version History

2017-03-21 - version 1.0

  • First release

License agreement

The license agreement is found here.

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