Controlling layer printing
Controlling layer printing is another way you can specify which entities print
in your drawing.
By controlling layer printing, you can turn off unnecessary information during
printing. For example, if you are drawing a floor plan, you can draw the layout
of light fixtures on one layer and the location of plumbing lines on another.
By selectively turning layers on and off when you print, you can print the electrical
engineering drawings and the plumbing drawings from the same drawing file. By
changing layer printing, you can put the same drawing to multiple uses.
When you turn off printing for a layer, entities drawn on that layer are still
visible, but they do not print. If you turn off a layer’s visibility,
entities drawn on that layer do not display or print. Controlling layer printing
can be especially helpful if you want layer visibility on, but do not want to
print entities on that layer.
Layer visibility must be turned on in order to print entities drawn on that
To turn layer printing on or off
- Do one of the following:
In the right pane, click the setting in the Print column for the layer you
want to change. Choose Yes to print entities assigned to the layer. Choose
No to omit entities assigned to the layer during printing.
- Choose Settings > Explore Layers.
- On the Settings toolbar, click the Explore Layers tool ().
- Type explayers and then press Enter.
You can also right-click the layer you want to change, and from the shortcut
menu, select Properties and change the print setting for a layer.
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Controlling layer visibility
Creating and naming layers
Setting a layer’s print
Setting the current layer
Setting the layer color