AutoCAD Variable Settings Rejected: "CLAYER" ... (Running an Irrigation or Plant Schedule)
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AutoCAD Variable Settings Rejected: "CLAYER" ... (Running an Irrigation or Plant Schedule)



You ran an Irrigation Schedule or Plant Schedule and received an error similar to the following: AutoCAD variable settings rejected: "CLAYER" "LI-DPLN-PATT-EQ1"

AutoCAD variable settings rejected: 'CLAYER' error



This error will sometimes occur in irrigation plans that include areas for drip emitters or areas for dripline.

The error message listed above mentions a layer named LI-DPLN-LA-TT-10. The error message you see likely lists a different layer name.



The layer referenced in the error message does not exist in your drawing. It can sometimes result from having moved items away from a Work Area layer whose name has a suffix. If you move these items to a different layer and then purge the Work Area suffix layer, it can trigger this error.


If the error occured when you ran an Irrigation Schedule in a plan that includes drip hatches, the original drip hatch layer is no longer in your drawing – possibly because you or someone in your office used the AutoCAD Match Properties tool to replace the drip hatch pattern with one already in the drawing, possibly your office's original standard hatch and layer. As a result, the hatch layer name would have changed, making it invisible to our Irrigation Schedule tool.





Step 1: Does the Layer Exist?


1. Type Layer in the Command line and press Enter.




2. Look in the Layer Properties Manager for the layer referenced in the error.



In our example, the layer listed in the error is named LI-DPLN-PATT-EQ1.

LAyer listed in error message displayed in the Layer Properties Manager




3. Don't see that layer in the Layer Properties Manager? You'll need to create that layer.

The action you need to take in order to create the layer will depend on the name of the layer. In our example, the missing layer is a drip hatch layer, which tells us we need to make sure the drip hatch named in the error is present in our drawing.


Step 2: Correct the Issue That Caused the Error (Example: Re-Create a Drip Area Hatch)

The steps below show how to correct this issue in an irrigation plan that includes drip hatches. However, the name of the layer in the error will determine which steps you need to take. For example, it may be a groundcover hatch. In general, resolving this issue will require you to investigate your drawing, figure out where and why the layer is missing, and then complete the specific action that will re-create the missing layer in your drawing.


1. Find all areas where this new hatch exists, and remove it from the drawing. Check the areas where you attempted to place drip hatch – the new hatch may have replaced some or all of your drip hatch.



2. Place a new dripline area or drip emitter area in place of the other hatch. Make sure you've placed the drip hatch in every location where you want to have dripline or drip emitter areas.



3. Run another Irrigation Schedule. You should now see the correct amount of drip area – and not see the error.

Don't like the hatch that's assigned to the drip function you want to use? Or do you want to use your own hatch pattern? See our article on saving your own custom hatch into our system.

Last modified on Thursday, 26 May 2022


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