Chapter 6

Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance

Layers control objects whether they are visible or hidden. All objects have properties that control their appearance—properties such as color, linetype, lineweight, and so on. The layers to which objects are assigned usually control general object properties, but these properties can be set on a per-object basis as well. This chapter explores the many AutoCAD® tools associated with layers that illustrate the importance of layers in managing the complexity of design.

  • Changing object properties
  • Setting the current layer
  • Altering the layer assignments of objects
  • Controlling layer visibility
  • Applying linetype
  • Assigning properties by object or by layer
  • Managing layer properties

Changing Object ...

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