Setting a layer's lineweight
Each layer uses a default lineweight. Lineweights determine the thickness of
entities both on the screen and when printed.
All new layers are assigned the DEFAULT lineweight, which is .25 millimeters
or .01 inches. If you want a different lineweight assigned to a layer, you can
easily change it using progeCAD Explorer. For example, you may want different
lineweights on each layer of your drawing to show separate elements, such as
walls, dimensions, structural steel, and electrical plans. Changing the lineweight
assigned to a layer changes the lineweight of all entities drawn on that layer
with the BYLAYER lineweight.
When you create new entities, it’s a good idea to assign the BYLAYER
lineweight to any entities that you draw on that layer, unless you want to override
the layer lineweight. progeCAD uses the BYLAYER lineweight as the default
lineweight setting when you create entities (in the Drawing Settings dialog
TIP To change the DEFAULT lineweight, choose Settings >
Drawing Settings, click the Display tab, select Lineweights in Change Settings
For, and then select a new default.
To change the lineweight assigned to one or more layers
- Do one of the following:
In the right pane, click the lineweight for the layer you want to change.
In the Lineweight list, click the arrow to scroll the lineweights, and then
select a new lineweight for the layer.
- 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 lineweight assigned to
NOTE You can also assign a specific lineweight to an entity,
which overrides the layer’s lineweight setting. When you create a new
entity, use the Settings > Drawing Settings > Entity Creation tab to change
the current lineweight. For an existing entity, select the entity, right-click
for the shortcut menu, and choose Properties. You can then modify the entity’s
lineweight in the Entity Properties dialog box.
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