Lesson 17 | Using Layers

This lesson describes what layers are and how you can use them to organize objects in your drawing. For example, in the following illustration, objects might be placed on different layers, with dimensions on one layer, hidden lines on another, and the hole features isolated on a third. Each layer may have property settings that determine the color, linetype, and lineweight of the objects on that layer.

In a typical drawing, objects are placed to represent some part of the design. These objects can include geometry, text, dimensions, and borders. To organize your drawing, you need a way to logically group objects based on function, appearance, or other commonalities. There are many industry layering standards and most ...

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