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Making a layer current

When you create new entities, they are drawn on the current layer. To draw new entities on a different layer, you must first make that layer the current layer.

To make a layer current

  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 > Current.
    • In the Layer Name list, select the name you want to make current, and then click the Current tool ().
    • Double-click the layer name in the Layer Name list.
    • Right-click the layer name you want to change, and from the shortcut menu select Current.
  4. To complete the command and return to your drawing, close the window.

To set the current layer to that of an existing entity

  1. Do one of the following:
    • Choose Settings > Set Layer By Entity.
    • On the Settings toolbar, click the Set Layer By Entity tool ().
    • Type setlayer and then press Enter.
  2. Select the entity to set the current layer.

Control layer printing

Controlling layer visibility

Creating and naming layers

Locking and unlocking layers

Setting a layer’s linetype

Setting a layer’s lineweight

Setting a layer’s print style

Setting the layer color

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