Understanding the ByLayer property


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Understanding the ByLayer property

When it comes to assigning colors, linetypes, or lineweights to your objects, it's best to let the layers dictate these properties. Using layers, you can control the appearance of your geometry by simply changing Layer settings. In this lesson we're going to explore the importance of the ByLayer property. On my screen I have a civil engineering example. This is a drawing of a series of single-family lots. Take a look at this geometry that represents trees. If I hover over one of these objects, we can see in the tool-tip that this entity was drawn on layer v-vegetation.

Also notice that the Color and Linetype property is set to ByLayer; that means that this object is getting its color and linetype from the Layer settings. This is by far the best way to work, because if I need to change the color of this object for instance, I can easily do that by changing the color of the layer. For example, I'm going to open the Layer control and I will drag down until I find th...

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 2013 Essentials: 03 Editing and Organizing Drawings

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