Layer Maker Help

 

The Layer Maker application created by Oakley CAD Services Ltd is a windows application for both 32 and 64 bit windows operating systems that uses a centralized database (.mdb) to create AutoCAD layers based upon the layer standard defined. For use in the UK we recommend the use of the BS1192:2007 standard that promotes the use of the Uniclass classification and the CPIC Uniclass version 1.4 classifications are the preferred versions for use.

The database includes the standard field names, descriptions, pen settings and line types for use with both CTB and STB formats. This also complies with the layer format for the Layer Key styles for AutoCAD Architecture and the Layer Exports from Revit.

The Layer Creator is as separate Windows application that creates Layers in the open version of AutoCAD. It is recommended that only one copy of AutoCAD is open when the Layer Creator application is run, to ensure that layers are created in the correct copy of AutoCAD.

Start the Layer Creator application from the desktop shortcut

 

Configuration

AutoCAD Version

For first time use the Layer Configuration form will appear. This asks for the current version of AutoCAD to be selected. This will only speed up  initial start, as the application will automatically find the current version of AutoCAD

Database Path

This is the path to the layer database (.mdb) file, usually stored upon a network location. Check with your administrator or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for database configuration information.

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