Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating layers, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- When we set up a new drawing in AutoCAD…the only layer that exists is layer 0, the default layer.…To create new layers, I'll go to the Layer palette…and here we can see my layer palette is collapsed.…To expand it to see the list of layers…and the layer tools, I'll click here.…I'll select new layer here…and we'll call this one Hidden and press return.…As long as the layer is selected…we'll see all the layer's properties…here in the inspector palette.…
I'm gonna click on Color…and then click on Select Color here.…Now, I can choose from the standard 2055 color index…that AutoCAD has used for years,…a true color, or choose from a standard color book…like DIC, PANTONE, or RAL.…For this layer, I just want a simple red color.…So, I'll go back to the index, click on red,…and click OK.…Hidden lines are typically shown dashed.…So, I'm gonna click the line type here…and click Manage.…
By default, AutoCAD only loads…the basic continuous line type into the drawing…but we can add more line types as needed…by clicking Load and selecting the line types…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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