Quick Reference
Type: String
Saved in: Drawing
Initial value: ByLayer

Sets the transparency level for new objects.

ByLayer Transparency value determined by layer
ByBlock Transparency value determined by block


Fully opaque (not transparent)

Transparency value defined as a percentage

To change the transparency of existing objects, use the Properties palette or the Layer Properties Manager.

NoteTransparency is limited to 90 percent to avoid confusion with layers that are turned off or frozen.

The transparency level for new hatch objects is controlled by the HPTRANSPARENCY system variable.