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How to copy selected layers from another DWG file?

A - answer If you want to transfer layer definitions (names, colors, visibility, linetypes...) from an existing DWG file to your current DWG drawing, you can use the free utility CADstudio CopyLay.

The CopyLay command prompts for the name of the source drawing file and you can select the layers to copy from the list of layers of this source file. The selected layers will be copied over to your current drawing.

Existing layers will not be overwritten (redefined). Linetypes assigned to the layers will be loaded automatically. The contents of the layers is not copied.

You can download the CopyLayer utility from

Copy layers

You can also use the DesignCenter function

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See also:
Tip 11967:How to apply a changed drawing template (DWT) to existing drawings?
Tip 11160:Dynamic display of layer/block/text style/linetype properties.
Tip 11054:Difference volume (3D solid) between two TIN surfaces (sets of coordinates)
Tip 10976:DUP - easily duplicate AutoCAD drawing objects.
Tip 10138:Dimensioning a curve length or distance between two points on a curve.

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