AUTOCAD - Why won't my inserted block change to the color of the layer I've put it in?
November 11, 2011 1:04 PM Subscribe
I inserted a product block into an AutoCAD drawing that I downloaded from the manufacturer's website. I moved it to the layer I want, but it won't 'take' the color of that layer. What gives?
posted by lovableiago to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Hoping this has a relatively simple answer that I'm just missing as an AutoCAD beginner. I'm doing a residential layout for a school project, and instead of just putting a box in where the range would go in the kitchen, I wanted to get fancy-schmancy and get the actual CAD block from a manufacturer's website (I used a Wolf range). I inserted the block with no problem. I selected it, then went to the LAYER pull-down bar to pick the layer I wanted to put it on, which I designated as an orange color. Now when I click on the object, it shows up as being on the correct layer but the object is still white, not orange. I ran into something like this before, and was able to fix it by going into the Block Editor and setting the layer in there. Is there a solution here, or is this just an issue with downloading CAD blocks from vendor websites? I can provide clarification on the issue if need be.