are like transparent overlays on which you organize and group objects in
- Overview of Layers
Layers are used to group
information in a drawing by function and to enforce linetype, color,
and other standards.
- Use Layers to Manage Complexity
You can use layers to
control the visibility of objects and to assign properties to objects.
Layers can be locked to prevent objects from being modified.
- Create and Name Layers
You can create and name
a new layer for each conceptual grouping (such as walls or dimensions)
and assign common properties to each layer.
- Change Layer Settings and
You can change the name
of a layer and any of its properties, including color and linetype,
and you can reassign objects from one layer to another.
- Override Layer Properties
You can display objects
differently by setting property overrides for color, linetype, lineweight,
transparency, and plot style and apply them to individual layout
- Filter and Sort the List
You can control which
layer names are listed in the Layer Properties Manager and sort
them by name or by property, such as color or visibility.
- Use New Layer Notification
You can be notified
when new layers are added to the drawing before certain tasks, such
as plotting, saving, or restoring a layer state.
- Reconcile New Layers
layers are new layers that have been added to the drawing and have
not yet been acknowledged by the user and manually marked as reconciled.
- Work with Layer States
You can save layer settings
as named layer states. You can then restore, edit, import them from
other drawings and files, and export them for use in other drawings.