In this approach all the level, color, line style and weight of all elements will be set in the cell graphical elements and all settings in the Element Template(s) will be ignored (including levels).
In this approach there are two specific requirements:
A. The level assigned to the graphical elements in the cell MUST be set to the level named DEFAULT. This will force the software to use the element template’s level assignment.
B. The Cell Type MUST be set to “Graphic” (NEVER use a point cell for DU nodes)
Regarding the color, style, and weight with this Element Template based approach, there are two options:
In Summary, for 2D Plan Nodes, the Element Template will only be used if the level in the cell is set to Default. Under no circumstances will an Element Template provide symbology for color, style, and weight for 2D Plan Nodes. In some instances, it may be desired to mix and match your approach. For example, set the level of the cell’s graphical elements to Default while setting the color, style, and weight to actual values (not bylevel). In this case, the level will be set by the element template, but the color, style, and weight will be set by the cell’s graphical element’s settings.