It’s Tuesday! That means we’ve got another 2 Minute Tuesday Video and post to take a look at.
In this weeks video we are going to take a quick look at a super common issue and a question that comes up a lot. Why Can’t I Delete a layer?!
I’m sure you’ve seen this message before: (the selected layer was not deleted…)
And I’m sure it’s annoyed you that same way it’s annoyed me in the past as well. Fortunately, I have the solution, this message is telling us that the layer you’ve tried to delete most likely contains objects, or is a dependant of an xref or a block.
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In today’s video, I walk through how to force delete these layers, but before you jump to the video, I have a quick note/warning… You want to be sure that you need to delete these layers, by forcibly deleting them you will also likely delete the objects on the layer as well as the block or parts of the block on the layer as well. Sometimes this doesn’t matter and in fact, occasionally I’ll use the command for the specific task of deleting everything including the layers and object to quickly clean up a drawing. But again, be careful since you can easily over delete things in the drawing.
Now that I’ve explained a bit more, check out this week’s quick 2 Minute Tuesday video (below (or here on youtube):
I hope the video helped you delete some stubborn layers and if so, be sure to let me know in the comments how it went and what you’d like to see in an upcoming video!
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