It would be beneficial if there was an option to set the default layer specifically for utility trench templates. Currently, these layers default to the layer of the utility network.
The issue with this is when trying to send out information to the field. I sent out the linework for the trench because it was on the same layer as the 3D utilities without realizing it in the moment. This adds extra unnecessary linework to the field crews designs that they cannot turn off if need be.
Other default layers to consider:
- Utility node
- Utility line
The reason for the ability to set the defaults for these is because of the difference between machine control designs and field layout foremen designs.The layout foreman and excavators will have both the utility lines and the the utility nodes but the dozer and graders will not because this is extra linework they don't need and adds extra distractions.
The quick way of changing this:
- Right click on the network
- Choose: Select members
- Use advance select
- Select data type: Trench Template Location
- Hit okay
- Go to Properties
- Change layer to the new desired layer
This is not bad to adjust after the fact but it would be nice to set this up prior to creating entities so things get sent to the right layers from the start.
Thank you for considering!