Understanding layers


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Understanding layers

As drawings grow in complexity, it becomes important to organize them using logical layers. Layers allow us to control the visual properties of our objects, colors, linetypes, and lineweights, for example, can easily be applied using layers. Layers also give us control over display, allowing us to turn objects on and off when we are working or creating plots. In this lesson we are going to introduce the concept of layers. On my screen I have a drawing that represents several single-family lots, just for a second, let's assume I created this drawing using a traditional pencil and paper.

Let's also say after I finished the drawing, I gave it to you and you looked at it and said, you know what, this drawing looks great, except I'd like to get a copy without all of these dimensions. Well since everything was drawn on the paper, there is really no easy way I can do this for you without using an eraser or some whiteout. Now let's imagine that I created the drawing a d...

Understanding layers
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Understanding layers 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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