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Build Your AutoCAD IQ! – “AutoCAD Tutorials”
Back to Basics : Working with Layers

Presented by: Vinod Balasubramanian


Moderated by: Chonghyuk Lee
About Us:

 Vinod Balasubramanian
 Autodesk Technical Support Senior Specialist
 Singapore, SG

 Chonghyuk Lee
 Autodesk Technical Support Specialist
 Singapore, SG

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Today’s Agenda Includes…

• Understanding Layers
• Layer Properties
• Creating and Modifying Layers
• Layer States
• Layer Overrides
• Some Noteworthy Tools

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About Layers

• Think of a layer as a sheet of paper


• AutoCAD(LT) supports a maximum of 32,767 layers
• AutoCAD(LT) adds layer 0 (zero)
• Cannot be renamed or deleted
• Layer Defpoints is added by AutoCAD(LT) or the user
• Does not plot
• Layer names can have up to 255 characters
• letters, numbers, spaces, and several special characters
• Cannot include the following characters: < > / \ “ : ; ? * | =
• Sorted alphanumerically, with special characters first

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About Layers

• Assign properties to objects


• Color, Linetype, Lineweight
• Control the display of layers
• Freeze and Thaw
• On or Off
• Control whether a layer plots
• Plot or NoPlot
• Control modifying of objects on a layer
• Lock or unlock

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Let’s see this in
AutoCAD…

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Additional Resources
 About Layers
 Bylayer, Byblock and Byobject - What's the difference?
 Commands for Layers
 RENAME (Command)
 General Properties (Properties Palette)
 To Work with the Layer List in the Layer Properties Manager
 -LAYER (Command)
 About Creating and Editing Layer Standards
 United States National CAD Standard, v5 (PDF)

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