To add a feature layer using FDO (Oracle, ArcSDE, SDF, SHP, WFS) To add a drawing layer To add a raster or surface layer
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To add a feature layer using FDO (Oracle, ArcSDE, SDF, SHP, WFS)

To add a drawing layer

To add a raster or surface layer

To create a group

  1. In Display Manager, change to the Layers By Group view by clicking OrderLayers By Group.
    NoteIf you see the Groups button instead of the Order button, you are already in the Layers By Group view.
  2. In Display Manager, click Data New Group.
  3. To change the group name, select the group then click the existing name. Type a new name and press Enter.
  4. Drag layers into the group.
NoteUntil you use the Draw Order view to specify a draw order, AutoCAD Map 3D uses the Layers By Group order as a default draw order for the map. Once you use the Draw Order view, changes in the Layers By Group view do not affect the draw order.

To change the draw order

  1. In Display Manager, ensure you are in the Draw Order view. Click Groups Draw Order if needed.
  2. Drag layers up or down to change their display order.

Items at the top of the draw order are drawn on top of items below them on the list.

To change the thumbnail style for a drawing layer

  1. Select the layer.
  2. In Display Manager, click the Style button.
  3. On the Display tab of the Properties palette, next to Thumbnail Preview, select the style of thumbnail to use.

    For example, select the polyline icon to display an icon of a wavy line, or choose the polygon icon to display hatch or fill.

This setting affects both the Display Manager layer and the legend for this map.