In traditional drafting, you often separate elements such as walls, dimensions, structural steel members, and electrical plans onto separate, translucent overlays. When you want to print the working drawings, you can create several different drawings by combining different overlays.
When you create a drawing in progeCAD, you use layers to organize elements
in a similar manner. However, the layers feature in CAD offers numerous advantages
over physical transparencies. The number of overlays you can combine to print
a manually drafted drawing is limited by the printing process. There is no such
limitation in CAD. With progeCAD, you can define an unlimited number of layers,
any of which can be visible or invisible at any time. You can name each layer
and assign each its own color, linetype, lineweight, and print style. You can
also lock individual layers to ensure that information on those layers isn't
Use layers to organize drawing information.