I have quick question and I pretty sure that it's easy but I can't
I quite often work on blocks and before I do anything I have to
prepare my blocks to look clear, so I freeze layers which I don't
need. When my block looks OK, I save block and came back to actual
But when I need to open once again my block it look exactly as at the
Does someone know how to setup block that it will remember my changes
(especially layers which were froze) and when I open my block again
and again it will look how I save it last time.
Thanks for any help!
Sorry for my English!
If you were talking about trying to save changes to an "xref" dwg --
not a "block" -- I might be able to help you. If you're truly working
with a block, though, unfortunately I can't offer much help at this
time. (I would suspect, though, that the block was created without
floating properties made possible with BYLAYER and BYBLOCK settings.
You might also explore the ATTREDEF command but read up on it first,
using "Help", as it redefines a block and updates associated
attributes... while removing any format or property changes with the
ATTEDIT or EATTEDIT commands).
If, by chance, you're making changes to an "xref" drawing's layers
(freezing, changing colors, etc.) within a host/current drawing and
those changes aren't permanently saved within the host drawing's layer
table beyond one session (meaning when you re-open the host drawing it
has reverted back to the original xref-dependent layer settings), then
you need to look into a system variable called "VISRETAIN".
To make xref-dependent layer changes (made in the host/current
drawing) take precedence, type in "visretain" and set the value to
"1". Layer settings will then be saved with the current drawing's
layer table and persist from session to session.
On 4/21/07 I read:
Try this -- When you have the layers setup just the way you want click
Express-->Layers--> Layer Manager. Click Save in the dialogue box and name
the layer state. Now when you need to restore that layer state to work on
the blocks you mention go through the layer manager and choose restore. Hope
this is what you're looking for. I use this scenario alot in ACAD.