Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Layer tools, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- Using layers allows not only for a 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 your layers,…turning them off or freezing them.…The difference ultimately has to do…with AutoCAD calculates objects behind the scenes.…If a layer is turned off, which is done by going here…and selecting this icon under the eye,…AutoCAD simply does not display the layer,…but it is still calculated by AutoCAD behind the scenes.…
Freezing is a bit more involved.…As AutoCAD does not display the layer,…but also stops thinking about the layer completely.…It's accessible here under the snowflake icon.…When I say that AutoCAD stops thinking about the layer…it means that it no longer calculates any objects…on that layer when it does a zoom extents,…a regenerate, or in any other of its functions.…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.…
- 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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