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Layers toolbar Layer List

The Layer List, available from the Layers toolbar, displays layer names and their properties. You can control the properties of layers by clicking the property icons. You can make a layer current by simply selecting it from the list.

The controls available in the Layer List are a subset of the controls available in the Manage Layers dialog. For more information, see Manage Layers Dialog.

TipThe Layer List is most useful in conjunction with the other tools available on the Layers toolbar.
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Procedures

To make a layer current:

  1. Click the Layers toolbar Layer List to display the list.
  2. Click in the first (left) column next to the layer you want to make current.

    A check mark appears next to the current layer.

  3. Click the layer list again to collapse it.
  4. Select the layer you want to make current from the list.

    It is now the current layer.

To change the layer of a selected object:

  1. Click Layers toolbar Layer List to display the list.
  2. Select the desired destination layer to make it current.
  3. On the Layers toolbar, click (Add Selected Objects To Current Layer).

To change a layer's properties:

  1. Click the Layers toolbar Layer List to display the list.
  2. Click the layer property icon that you want to set.

    You can change the following properties from the layer list: hide/unhide, freeze/unfreeze, renderable/non-renderable, and color.

  3. Click the Layer List again to collapse it.

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You can change the following properties from the layer list: hide/unhide, freeze/unfreeze, renderable/non-renderable, and color.

Unlike the Manage Layers dialog, where one icon is used for all Off states, the 'Off' icons for each property on the Layer List are unique.

The following are the On and Off icons for each toggled property in the Layer List:

Property On Off
Hide/Unhide (Hidden) (Visible)
Freeze/Unfreeze (Frozen) (Editable)
Renderable/Non-Renderable (Renderable) (Non-renderable)