Have you ever received a drawing from an outside consultant and wanted to convert it to use your company standard styles? This was possible with a manual process of inserting your drawing template as a block into the consultant’s drawing, but command settings were still not set up correctly. With the Subscription Advantage Pack for AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011, a previously undocumented command has been exposed that helps with this process. Follow the link to see!
Just as with all commands included in the Subscription Advantage Pack, the styles and settings importer is found in the toolbox under Subscription Extension Manager. Double-clicking the command executes it and prompts you to pick a drawing template. With the template picked, you are then asked if you want to import just the styles from the template, or both styles and settings, as shown below:
This has an effect that I’ve best heard described as a “sledgehammer method” – you don’t get to pick styles to import, and any existing styles with the same name will be overwritten automatically. So only do this if you want to bring EVERYTHING from your template into the new drawing.
I’ll close with an interesting piece of trivia to wow your friends with: did you know that there are 918 styles and 1096 settings in the _AutoCAD Civil 3D (Imperial) NCS.dwt template?