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AutoCAD® 2010 and AutoCAD LT® 2010: No Experience Required by Jon McFarland

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Chapter 6. Using Layers to Organize Your Drawing

  • Creating new layers

  • Assigning a color and a linetype to layers

  • Moving existing objects onto a new layer

  • Controlling the visibility of layers

  • Working with linetypes

  • Isolating objects by layer

  • Using the Action Recorder

  • Creating layer states

In precomputer days, drafters used sets of transparent overlays on their drafting tables. They were sheets that stacked one on top of the other, and the drafters could see through several at a time. Specific kinds of information were drawn on each overlay. All of them related spatially so that several overlays might be drawn for the same floor plan. Drawings for each discipline, such as plumbing, electrical, or HVAC, as well as charts and tables, were drawn on separate ...

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