I've got my custom AE Layout perfectly set and saved for me.
But when I open projects from coworkers the layout switches to something completely different.
Of course I can always set it back to my layout, but over the times this annoys me a lot.
Any way to tell AE to just stick with my layout?
This works as it is intended. The layout name is stored in teh AEP file and will switch the workspace on opening the file. tzhere are no overridesm magic switches or pink unicorns.
AE switches to the layout (or a close approximation) with which the project was last worked. This is very handy in many cases, but rather frustrating in others!
I know somebody mentioned this kind of frustration before, but I don't recall this feature being added. (And I can't get to my CC 2015.3 machine right now to check). I'd recommend filing a feature request to add a preference setting (or maybe a keyboard command) to keep your existing workspace layout when opening other projects.