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.

Layer Manager

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 #

Choose the layer in the toolbar directly to set as 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

Change line type

Add new line type #

In layer properties manager, click “line type” button.

Open linetype file to load the linetypes

Layer visibility #

Change layer status by turning layers on or off.

Open/close the layers

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.

change layer of the object