Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Controlling your layers, part of Up and Running with AutoCAD for Mac.
…Creating layers allows not only for visual identification of your objects, but also…allows us to display layers or not display layers for ease of editing.…There are two ways of not displaying layers, turning them off or freezing them.…The difference ultimately has to do with…how AutoCad calculates objects under the hood.…If a layer is turned off, which is done by going…here and selecting this icon under the I, it is still…calculated by AutoCAD but not displayed visually.…Freezing is a bit more involved as AutoCAD does not display…the layer, but also stops thinking about the layer, so to speak.…
Not taking this layer into account when it zooms extents for example.…If you have a layer with a lot of…complicated objects and your file is getting a bit sluggish,…freezing the layer will help AutoCad process a bit faster…as opposed to simply turning the layer on or off.…Another difference is that the current layer…can be turned off, meaning you can still…create new geometry but it will not be…displayed, versus a current layer cannot be frozen.…
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- Accessing the palettes
- Adjusting user preferences
- Working with different file types
- Editing polylines
- Modifying objects
- Controlling layers
- Creating blocks
- Building layouts
- Adding annotations
- Working with 3D geometry
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
3. Basic Geometry
5. Advanced Objects
Creating layouts3m 35s
9. 3D Basics
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