Using the TBC Map Layers Command

In this video we demonstrate how to use the TBC Map Layers command to map one set of layers to a second set of layers - for example

  • After importing 3rd party CAD data into your project template, to move the imported data objects onto your standard layers

This approach allows you to map your Engineer / DOT or Municipality layer standards to your layer standards and quickly move the imported CAD file data into your own layering conventions so that you can work your way with their data after import.


  • To take your standard layers and move them onto a clients standard layers prior to delivering a completed project in a VCE file to meet their standard layering requirements.

This approach allows you to set up a map file for each Client or Engineer / DOT / Municipality you work with, it then allows you to work you way in the project until you have completed the work, and then as a part of the final step you can map your data to their layering standards prior to data delivery.

The key to making this work is that you need the Target Layers to be set up as Protected Layers and the Source Layers to be set up as unprotected layers, then you simply select the Source Layer and Target Layer pairs to create the mapping file.

The Mapping file is stored as a part of an MSI library MXL file.

The fact that the command allows you to use the Takeoff layer categories in the process, does not mean that the layers have to be categorized to execute the Layer Mapping, it simply allows you to use the Takeoff layer Categories as additional filters if you have those setup, they are not an essential step in the process.

Video shows you how