2.4.2 - Create and delete Layers

You will use the Layers Properties Manager palette, to create a new layer, give to your layer a name and assigning it a color.

To create a new Layer:

    1. In the Layer Properties Manager, you will notice the default layer with name 0 (Fig.2.4.2.1).

Fig.2.4.2.2 - Layer Properties Manager

Fig.2.4.2.2 - Layer Properties Manager

    1. In the Layer Properties Manager (Fig.2.4.2.2), click the New Layer button.
      A layer name, such as LAYER1, is automatically added to the layer list. Notice that the name is highlighted, this means that, by typing you can change the default name to something better suited to your needs.

Fig.2.4.2.3 - Layer Properties Manager - New Layer

Fig.2.4.2.3 - Layer Properties Manager - New Layer

    1. Enter a new layer name by typing over the highlighted layer name. For this example type the name 'A-Walls'

Fig.2.4.2.4 - Layer Properties Manager - Rename Layer

Fig.2.4.2.4 - Layer Properties Manager - Rename Layer

The name of the layer changed from Layer1 to A-Walls (Fig.2.4.2.4).
To Delete a layer, select the layer you want to delete and click on 'delete layer' icon (Fig.2.4.2.2).
You can't delete layer 0 and the current layer.

To Set Current a layer, select the layer you want to set as current and click on 'set current layer' icon (Fig.2.4.2.2).

To Turn a layer On or OFF: Click Home ➤ tab Layers panel ➤ Layer tab, where is displayed the current layer, click the arrow (Fig.2.4.2.5).


A drop-down window will open, with all the layers of the drawing (Fig.2.4.2.6). At the first column you see a bubble (yellow or grey) beside each layer. If the bubble is yellow , means that the layer is ON, and if it is grey means it is OFF  . If you click on the bubble it's color changes and also changes the layer condition between On and OFF.

Fig.2.4.2.6 - Layer Drop-down menu - Set current layer

Fig.2.4.2.6 - Layer Drop-down menu - Set current layer


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