Transparency Issue

I am referencing in a file and want one of the levels to be transparent. I go to Level Manager, the specific level, then properties, then set transparency to 50% and works fine. Then I hit save settings, exit the file. However, when I come back to the file, that level is no longer transparent. How do I get the transparency to stick?

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  • There are several ways to limit the changes made to level properties of a reference file.

    The first one I would look at is a design file setting that will discard changes to reference level tables. You can look up REFLEVELOVERRIDES in the help file and it can explain it better than I can. But you can test if that's your problem pretty quickly. go to the Key-In dialog and type SET REFLEVELOVERRIDES and see if it's ON or OFF (I think you might want ON). You can change that setting with the same command followed by ON or OFF (as in SET REFLEVELOVERRIDES ON).

    There are also configuration variables that will automatically "synch" levels back to the DGNLIB definition - it's possible that you have those in play as well.

    MaryB

    Microstation 08.11.09.829
    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.878
    Power InRoads 08.11.07.615

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  • There are several ways to limit the changes made to level properties of a reference file.

    The first one I would look at is a design file setting that will discard changes to reference level tables. You can look up REFLEVELOVERRIDES in the help file and it can explain it better than I can. But you can test if that's your problem pretty quickly. go to the Key-In dialog and type SET REFLEVELOVERRIDES and see if it's ON or OFF (I think you might want ON). You can change that setting with the same command followed by ON or OFF (as in SET REFLEVELOVERRIDES ON).

    There are also configuration variables that will automatically "synch" levels back to the DGNLIB definition - it's possible that you have those in play as well.

    MaryB

    Microstation 08.11.09.829
    Power GeoPak 08.11.09.878
    Power InRoads 08.11.07.615

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