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Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?
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Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

(OP)
As per the title, can I somewhere set the default or start layer for my new models? Mine seems to default to 61 for some reason and I can't find out where to change it. I'm sick of having to set it manually each time.

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

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Yes.
You do this in the template file which is used to create your new parts.

Template file you will most probably find in YourIstallationPath\YourNXVersion\UGII\templates
It might be that they are stored in Teamcenter (if you are using that) or on a dedicated server. (you can find this in the logfile of NX.

There will be a Variable called: UGII_TEMPLATE_DIR which points to the templates location

Ronald van den Broek
Senior Application Engineer
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
NX9 / TC10.1.2

Building new PLM environment from Scratch using NX11 / TC11

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

If you cant change the template for any reason, one way I have found to get around this kind of thing, is to create a "Set-up" button. We created one with Journal code that sets everything up like font, font size, view settings, etc...

So whenever someone starts a new file, they simply hit the set-up button first thing. Its one click and everything is set for them. I dont see why you wouldnt be able to add setting up the work layer as well.

Of course, if you can change the templates, that is the better way I am sure. lol

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

If you don't use templates, modify the system setting file as new parts get their 'start' settings from that file.
If these are locked by an admin, create your own in a local directory and use them when you create a new part.
Modifying the settings file will not change what is in the template files. You will need to modify them separately.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

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If you don't use templates, modify the system setting file as new parts get their 'start' settings from that file.

How can you change a layer setting (where objects need to be placed) in the settings file?

Ronald van den Broek
Senior Application Engineer
Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd
NX9 / TC10.1.2

Building new PLM environment from Scratch using NX11 / TC11

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

You set the default initial layer in the system settings file.

I had built a usertool which could be called from a macro and had a bunch of buttons on it that would switch the working layer. We had dimensions, notes, geometry, etc, on different layers and corresponding buttons to set the working layer.

"Wildfires are dangerous, hard to control, and economically catastrophic."

Ben Loosli

RE: Is there a way to set the default layer for the original coordinate system when I start a new model?

(OP)

Quote (Nutace)

Template file you will most probably find in YourIstallationPath\YourNXVersion\UGII\templates
It might be that they are stored in Teamcenter (if you are using that) or on a dedicated server. (you can find this in the logfile of NX.

There will be a Variable called: UGII_TEMPLATE_DIR which points to the templates location

This worked, thank you very much!

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