Ah, the life of the sole practitioner is a happy one. Unfortunately,
there's a whole department here dedicated to the single-minded pursuit
of other people's misery through the ruthless imposition of so-called
'standards'. Even asking them why is enough to score a black mark
against your name. Nice health care plan, though.
It has its moments for sure, but there is the big sack of worry too.
I guess it was a silly question. Forgive me.
From the command line you can define lisp variables that will only persist
as long as the drawing session. I.E., :
(setq a "1-above")
will save "1-above" in the variable "a".
Typing "!a" at any prompt will relay "1-above" to the command in progress,
so you could use the command line version of the layer command like this:
to set the current layer to "1-above".
If you want to do this over and over, a simple lisp routine that does a big
list of alias definitions would allow you to do the above in many drawing
sessions, presuming that the naming conventions are fairly rigorous....which
it sounds like they might be ; )
Take a look at LAYTRANS.
You can use it to change some or all of the layer names in a drawing
from a standard to your preference. This way, you can just enter "wall"
instead of "1-a-wall-exg" and not have to remember any command syntax
Renaming layers back to their approved names is just as easy - just
don't forget to do it.
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