CHAPTER 6Controlling Object Visibility and Appearance

Layers control whether objects are visible or hidden. All objects have properties that control their appearance—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, illustrating their importance in managing the complexity of design.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to do the following:

  • Change object properties
  • Set the current layer
  • Alter the layer assignments of objects
  • Control layer visibility
  • Apply linetype
  • Assign properties by object or by layer
  • Manage layer properties
  • Isolate objects ...

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