Re: Layer-On/Off switch
- From: "David Parker" <davidp@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 11:50:59 +0100
You got me thinking about updating some previous work I did, so I hopeyou find the following blog entry useful:
"Mac" <Mac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:785DC6B5-884F-4D13-86D5-A96B251A6410@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Oh, c'mon Paul...it cannot be that hard.. Let me recap in plain English: the
precondition is that you have selected (a mouseclick) your group, now for the
code: get what's selected on the page; if it's a group, see what its members
are and what the home layer of each is; light up each of these layers;
taddaa... My only problem is that I can't code in VBA too smoothly (:-) ) and
I'd like someone to guide me...:-)
"Paul Herber" wrote:
well, as you said in your original message, have a sink layer, a
plumbing layer, a power layer etc. 25 layers!!!!! Having layers
switched on and off automatically just by clicking on something sounds
like a nightmare.
On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 05:26:00 -0700, Mac <Mac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>I'd say that what this functionality does for me is 95% away from >perfection.
>:-) My point is that I do not know which layers I have to switch 'on' ;
>that's what I want the code to do - 'you've clicked group 'abc' and that >is
>composed of objects from layers 'a', 'c' and 'f', so I'll trun those >layers
>on for you'. I want this to be an instant action; with 25 layers, having >to
>flip through all of them to see which ones I need...that is not what I >need.
>"Paul Herber" wrote:
>> On Tue, 2 Oct 2007 03:36:00 -0700, Mac <Mac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> >This is an interesting one: In my drawing I have several layers each >> >one
>> >packed with objects. In addition, these objects are arbitrarily >> >grouped
>> >together accross the layers. Now, first I want to have only one layer
>> >switched visible so I can only see this layer's objects (which are in >> >groups
>> >with objects from different layers that I cannot see at the moment). >> >Then,
>> >when I click one of the visible objects (which is a part of a group), >> >I want
>> >those layers whose objects form the remainign part of this group
>> >automatically switched visible...uhm, do I make myself clear?:-) >> >Imagine a
>> >bathroom model (top view), in it is a 1.) sink layer, 2.)plumbing >> >layer and
>> >3.) power lines layer; layers 2 and 3 are switched invisible so you >> >can only
>> >see the sink which is grouped with plumbing layer. The desired >> >behaviour is
>> >like - you click the sink, then click a button and the plumbing >> >suddenly pops
>> >out. Does anybody know how to do that?
>> 95% of this functionality is only one button click away. Just add the
>> View toolbar.
>> menu View -> Toolbars and select "View".
>> Now click on the layers icon and you can select which layer(s) you
>> want to see.
>> -- >> Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
>> Electronics for Visio http://www.electronics.sandrila.co.uk/
Regards, Paul Herber, Sandrila Ltd.
Electronics for Visio http://www.electronics.sandrila.co.uk/
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