progeCAD support, tips and troubleshooting forum. progeCAD works very similar to some versions of AutoCAD. Moderated.

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#2168 by caddit
Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:12 pm

First - as a kind reminder to everyone on this forum, please, for your own privacy, please do not post real names or email addresses as user names. We encourage everyone posting to this free support forum to choose an alias to be displayed publicly, suggest maybe something like ""roshe" instead of we hope you can accept this.

As to the problem at hand, blocks are instances of small drawing that you can use multiple times in a drawing. The entire block is treated as ONE entity, so the entire block is always on one layer. This is the same as in AutoCAD. So the layer properties of an inserted block are the layer properties of the entire instance of that block.

If you don't want this behaviour please use XREF instead. XREF will maintain layer information etc but shouldn't be inserted multiple times.

Does this help?

#2170 by caddit
Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:41 am

This is because posts are tied permanently to a username.

We will have to change everything manually from here.

Please send us an email and let us know your new username: