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#1 Posted : Tuesday, January 24, 2023 8:41:16 PM(UTC)

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12 years now, and I am still not seeing a layer system that doesn't feel like some cartel dropped an anvil on Shark/ViaCAD. It feels like "If you intro that featue, we'll NUKE your company. Don't go there, and don't acknowledge even the request".

The duplicate layer is NOT sufficient. Exporting out and into is NOT sufficient, as it creates a needless upper layer with each export/reimport.

The team surely has the technical chops to do it. It seems like it's an artificial limitation that its not a featue. I've lost track of how many files I've ditched and restarted because its not possible to within a file or between files drag content with or without associativity to or from layers.

It's just pointers and addresses in a database, no?

If it's not in V14, I will skip until it's a feature. Other CAD apps allow it, and I don't want to needlessly export to other apps just to reorganize many hundreds of layers, only to destroy any layer object associativity or properties.

I'll even be ok with exporting the layer names to a CSV with layer IDS, sorting it out myself in a spreadsheet, and when do e pointing Shark at the new reorg file and waiting, even if it's 8 hours, for Shark to do the rest.

But, the spreadsheet interface HAS to be vendor agnostic. No deliberate focusing on only MS Excel. Go CSV, tab-delimited, or the like. Be kind.

It feels incredibly heartbreaking, stressful, and like a 500-lb wrecking ball to the chest that seemingly such a basic feature has not been introduced and matured.
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GARLIC on 1/25/2023(UTC)
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