Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer creation, part of Learning AutoCAD for Mac.
…When we set up a new drawing in AutoCAD, the…only layer that exists is layer zero, the default layer.…To create new layers, we can go to the Layer palette.…If your Layer palette is collapsed like this one is, click here to…expand it and see the whole list of layers and the layer tools.…We'll select the New Layer button here, and…we'll call this one Hidden and press Return.…As long as the layer is selected, we can see all of the layer's properties…here, in the Properties Inspector palette.…Let's click the color and change it to red.…
When we click the dropdown, we see some standard colors, or…we can click More Colors and get the Color popup window.…Where we can choose from the standard 255 color index AutoCAD has used…for years, a true color, or choose from a color book, like Pantone.…We will set our hidden layer to red, and click OK.…Hidden lines are typically shown dashed, so…let's click Line Type here, and click Manage.…By default, AutoCAD only loads the basic continuous line into the drawing.…But we can add more line types as needed, by…
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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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