Understanding the BYLAYER property


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Understanding the BYLAYER property

As we have seen when we place geometry on a layer, it looks like that layer. For instance, if I draw a circle on a green layer, the circle appears green. if I draw a rectangle on a layer that has a hidden line type, the rectangle will have a hidden line type. This is because my geometry has a ByLayer property applied to it. ByLayer means the layer settings dictate how our objects look. Now, I have got a drawing open on my screen, and this drawing contains no geometry, but it does have a few layers.

To view the layers, I am going to use the Layer Properties Manger. Mine is currently anchored to the interface. If yours is not visible on screen, you can always click this icon to turn on the Layer Properties Manager. I am going to hover to open this up. As you can see, I have four layers in this drawing. Each of these layers is a different color and some of these layers have a different line type. I am going to move off the palette and allow it to collapse, and if we look at the Layer control, w...

Understanding the BYLAYER property
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Understanding the BYLAYER property provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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