What is the Autocad Layers and Benefits of layers
In this lesson, you will learn what is the Layers in Autocad and what you can do with them. Here you will learn layers possibilities and benefits.
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 to 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 that contains certain objects. When layers lay on each other you get the whole drawing. Here is a better example in illustration.
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 can allow you work faster as if you’ll create a layer and made 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 can I find layer manager?
You can find Layer manager in Home tab. Or you can enter Layer into command panel to activate layer manager.
By default, Layer manager has few layer and let’s see what are they doing?
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 object by default adding to this layer. It is impossible to delete this layer 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 post, you understand what is the layers and benefits of them. In future tutorials, I’ll show you how Layers can help you and how to use them effectively.