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Non-Plot Classes/Layers


I've been out of using AutoCAD for about a year but i still really miss the non-plot functionality! It was great for having things visible for you the drafter and not having to worry about turning things off when you go to publish.

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Here’s an existing wishlist thread requesting this, now over 4 years old. [The earliest request on the forums wishing this is now over 10 years old.]

Please go upvote it.


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While not as automatic as a not-plot class would be, I've done this many times in the past by using class overrides. This is assuming you typically edit the design layer through viewports. What I did is to create my "non-plot" classes and set their attributes how I want to see them on design layers. The objects I place in that class, of course, will use all of their attributes "by class". In sheet layer viewports, I would have the classes visible but override the class to have no pen and no fill. I realize there's a bit of work getting viewports setup, but it works well. And yes, viewport styles would help a lot with this. In fact, I think viewport styles would rid the need to for a non-plot class altogether.

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