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Creating and naming layers

You can create an unlimited number of layers in every drawing and use those layers for organizing information. When you create a new layer, it is initially assigned the color white (or black, depending on your system settings) and the linetype CONTINUOUS. By default, a new layer is also visible. After you create and name a layer, you can change its color, linetype, visibility, and other properties.


NOTE Layer names created or renamed in progeCAD can have up to 31 characters and cannot include spaces. progeCAD will, however, display longer layer names and names containing spaces, such as layers created in AutoCAD 2000.


To create a new layer

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Explore Layers.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Layers tool ().
    • Type explayers and then press Enter.
  2. Choose Edit > New > Layer.
  3. The program adds a new layer to the Layer Name list, with the default name NewLayer1.
  4. Type a name for the new layer over the highlighted default name, and then press Enter.
  5. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.


TIP You can also create a new layer by selecting the Layers element for a drawing and clicking the New Item tool ().


To change a layer name in the current drawing

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Explore Layers.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Layers tool ().
    • Type explayers and then press Enter.
  2. In the Layer Name list, select the layer you want to make current.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Edit > Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
    • Highlight the layer name you want to change, type a new name, and then press Enter.
    • Right-click the layer name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu, select Rename, type a new name, and then press Enter.
  4. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.


NOTE You cannot rename the 0 layer.


Control layer printing

Controlling layer visibility

Locking and unlocking layers

Setting a layerís linetype

Setting a layerís lineweight

Setting a layerís print style

Setting the current layer

Setting the layer color

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