What is the Layers in Autocad and benefits of using them

What is the Layers in Autocad and benefits of using them

In this lesson, we will learn what is the Layers in Autocad and what they can do.  Here we will learn layers possibilities and usefulness.

 Very often when you are working with the project you need to change object color, line type or line weight and etc. If you are working on a big project that had too many objects then change every object one by one is not a good idea. For productive and effective work in AutoCAD have Layers. So that’s why let’s see What is the Layers and what you can do with them.

Every layer in Autocad like a transparent sheet of paper where drawn certain objects. When layers lay on each other you will get whole drawing. Here is better example in illustration.

Layers in Autocad

 There is no any limitation in layer count, you can create any count of the layer as you wish.

In Autocad users managing layers with Layer Manager. Here is some operation that you can do with Layer Manager.

                For  every layer in Autocad you can give a personal name.

                For  every layer you can give line color, weight and type.

                Every layer can be visible or invisible

                For every layer you can set personal print configuration.

                And much more.

In this way, you get big advantages in Autocad. You can group different type objects into separate layers. That will make your project clearer and you can work more productive.

Layers will make you more faster as if you create a layer and make some changes in  layer properties (Color, line weight and etc.) every  object that will be added to this layer automatically will get those parameters.

 

 

Where I can find layer manager

You can find Layer manager in Home tab.

                           Autoca Layer manager

In newly created drawing had created layers

What is the 0 (Zero) layer in Autocad

Every time when you creating a new drawing in Layer Manager you can see Layer with name 0. Every  created an object by default adding to this layer. This layer impossible to delete and also you can’t rename it.  Every other layer easily can be created, renamed and deleted.

 

What is the Defpoints in Autocad

Second default layer is Defpoints. This layer intended for Dimensions and will be created automatically when you will create dimensions. This layer also can’t be deleted, renamed. While you are working just don’t give attention to this layer.

 

In this tutorial, we learn for what layers intended and what is the benefits of using them.

In any additional question please create a post in our community forum.

 

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