Thank you for posting on the Forum.
KeyPAVING, like all other AutoCAD and KeySCAPE objects, needs to rebuild itself on open and regeneration of the drawing. We only update KeySCAPE objects after they have been modified but the regeneration of the drawing is triggered by AutoCAD and over which we have little control. Regeneration of the model happens in various situations, often related to changing the display, e.g. thawing of layers, moving from Model to Layout, Zoom Extents, Plotting, etc. Whilst we can't stop our objects updating during this process, there are options within AutoCAD to mange when regenerations occur. These include:
- set to OFF to inhibit the regeneration of the model until you use REGEN or REGENALL
OPTIONS>System>Layout Regen Options
- set to 'Cache model and last layout' to speed up drawing open because AutoCAD only needs to load into memory (cache) the model and last layout, not all layouts. This does mean moving between layouts can be slower (because it needs to regenerate the new layout tab) but unless you are moving between layouts a lot, this setting will help you generally improve speed when opening drawings.
Within KeySCAPE v12.0, we have optimised the rebuilding of paving objects so it is twice as fast, which will speed up the regeneration time generally. This release is available to install from the logged in side of our support page
When opening the drawing in AutoCAD alone all KeySCAPE objects appear as view only, proxy entities. In this state they are effectively images of the object so the individual elements no longer need to be drawn. This will limit the ability to edit the feature in the drawing but I am unable to repeat the issue you report where the paving pattern is ignoring the layer colour when set to 'By Layer'. If you change the layer colour within the AutoCAD drawing, the colour of the paving will not update because it is only an image (proxy entity) of the original paving object, as last saved in KeySCAPE. To update such as change, you will need to open the drawing again in KeySCAPE, when the paving updates to the new layer colour, and save this again. If you are seeing something different to this, please email the drawing to firstname.lastname@example.org
with a brief description of the issue.
Also, if you have a significant number of drawings that need plotting, you may wish to explore the use of AutoCAD Sheet Sets
commands that allows you to attach and plot layouts from multiple drawings.
Product Manager, Keysoft Solutions Ltd