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Author Topic: Layers and groups don't cooperate  (Read 10714 times)


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Layers and groups don't cooperate
« on: February 08, 2017, 03:07:52 pm »

Sorry for all the recent topics! Forum's been really quiet in the late, though.

I'm continuing on my CAD project, but it seems that an object that is a gruop nof lesser objects DOESN'T show up if it's layer is activated alone. It only shows if lower layers are visible/activated.
For example, if I have a group on layer 2, the group WON'T show unless layer 0 is on.
Not sure if that's an intended function or an error. ::)


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Re: Layers and groups don't cooperate
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 03:47:25 pm »

i seem to remember there was some unintended functionality (/bug?) where, if a group was assigned to one layer but its member elements were assigned to another, then both layers had to be activated to make the elements visible.  there's a thread about it somewhere in the depths of the forum iirc.  in your case, it sounds like the group is on 2 but the member elements are still on 0; might be worth ungrouping the group and checking which layer the elements are on.