Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer states, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Layer states are a simplified way…of setting and restoring the look or the state…of all the layers in your drawing.…In one state, I may want a layer…to display red instead of its preset of blue.…Or, I may have a subset of layers…that I turn on and off for demo plans…and another for construction plans.…Saving a layer state allows you to easily recall…the on/off state or the frozen and thawed state…of every layer…so I no longer have to go in…and manually turn each layer on or off…to achieve a desired effect.…
Under the Layer Tools,…we find a new drop-down for Layer States.…I'll click Manage Layer States,…and here, I'm brought to the Layer State Manager dialog box.…I recommend first,…returning to your drawing…and making sure that the state that you're in currently…is the state that you wanna save.…Turn any layers on or off that you need to.…In this case, I only want the first floor layers…to be turned on,…which I have set up here.…I'll return to the Manage Layer States dialog box,…and click plus to save this state.…
- 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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