Layers are the primary method for organizing the objects in a drawing by function or purpose. Layers can reduce the visual complexity of a drawing and improve display performance by hiding information that you don’t need to see at the moment.
Before you start drawing, create a set of layers that are useful to your work. In a house plan, you might create layers for the foundation, floor plan, doors, fixtures, electrical, and so on.
Create a layer #
Click the “New layer” button in the layer properties manager.
Rename a layer #
Double click the layer name to edit the new name.
Delete a layer #
In layer properties manager. Select the layer, and then click the delete button.
Set the current layer #
Set the Default Layer for Specified Object Types #
Change the Properties Assigned to Layers #
Double click the property, and then select the value to use
Add new line type #
In layer properties manager, click “line type” button.
Layer visibility #
Change layer status by turning layers on or off.
Purge unused layers #
• Click menu “Tools/Purge/layers”
• Check if you need verify each name to be purged, enter Y or N.
• Check the purge result.
Change the Layer of Selected Objects #
• Select the objects whose layer you want to change.
• Right-click in the drawing area, and choose Properties.
• In the Properties palette, click layer, and then click the down arrow. From the drop-down list, choose the layer that you want to assign to the objects.
• The layer that you choose overrides the default layer for the selected objects.