I'm having a few problems with 4.71b3.Layer layouts
On a new drawing if I make layer layouts, I have to save the drawing, close it and then open it again, before the layers appear in the Layer layout menu. Once they are there, provided the layers window is open, then I can swap between layers very nicely.
On an old drawing, with existing layer layouts, they appear as soon as you open the drawing and work fine, again only if the Layers window is open.
On an old drawing with layers but no layer layouts – if you create layer layouts from the existing layers, you have to save, close and reopen to get the Layer layout menu to show the layouts. And have the Layers window open for them to work.
If you close a drawing with Layer layouts and then create a brand new drawing, with no layers, the Layer layouts of the earlier drawing persist and still show on the Layer layout menu, but not of course in the Layers window. Even if you go on to create new layers and layouts - the old Layer layouts seem to persist, even though the do not apply. You have not only close the new drawing, but also quit RealCADD to make them go away. Or open another drawing with existing layer layouts – and then everything seems to get alright again.
I also seem to be having a selection problem. If I open an existing drawing (with or without layers and with or without layer layouts) some objects just won't select. As you pass the selection cursor over them it does not change (from black to white). Lines seem much more difficult that shapes (rectangles, circles, polygons etc).
Sometimes a non-selectable line can be selected at it's end point (whether snap E is selected or not) and sometimes (but not always) by its centre point (but only if snap C is selected).
New lines seem to be OK. But objects copied and pasted from an old drawing do seem to be problematical as well.
if you draw a marquee around a non-selectable line, object or group, it gets selected – but mostly you can't drag it unless you can get it by an end point.
I'm somewhat confused as to exactly what is happening I have to say Snap
The new P works great on a new drawing from E, C and I.
On an old drawing (with or without layers) it only works on lines you can select as above. On those you can't it doesn't work - you can't draw a perpendicular at all – or only very occasionally perhaps. Hard to be sure because sometimes lines that were non-selectable seem to change and become selectable.
I guess that makes sense - if you can't select a line, then you can't draw a perpendicular from it. You can draw a line (but not a perpendicular) from the end point, whether snap E is selected or not.
Hope this helpsEdit this morning
Working on a brand new drawing of a new 50' design I imported via DXF the plan, profile and section views of the boat and created new Layers and new Layer layouts. I saved and closed the drawing. When I re-opened it the Layer layout menu had not registered the layer layouts. I could switch layouts via the layers window but only very slowly and only by selecting the layout and then clicking or dragging on the drawing. I quit RealCADD and then started it up again - no change. After quitting and re-starting a couple more times, when I opened the drawing, the Layer layout menu was suddenly active and I can switch layers just fine (but only with the Layers window open).
Then I made some new Layer layouts and saved the drawing but they didn't register in the Layer layout menu. I closed the drawing and then re-opened it – and the Layer layout menu showed "No layouts". I quit RealCADD and re-started it, opened my drawing and the new layouts were there just fine.
And I can't directly select most of the lines on the drawing except by using the select marquee. And when I have selected a line it is difficult to extend it etc. I can only draw a perpendicular from a new line, not from any of the pasted lines or objects.
Cheers -- George