Setting a layer's print style
If your drawing uses named print style tables, you can specify a print style
for each layer. Named print style tables contain print styles that you set up
to control what entities look like when they print, without actually changing
the entities in the drawing.
If your drawing uses color-dependent print style tables, you cannot specify
a print style for a layer. These types of print style tables automatically determine
printing requirements by the color assigned to a layer or an entity.
In drawings that use named print style tables, the default print style is
Normal for all new layers. If desired, you can assign a print style using progeCAD
Explorer. Changing the print style assigned to a layer changes the print style
of all entities drawn on that layer with the BYLAYER print style.
When you create new entities, it’s a good idea to assign the BYLAYER
print style to any entities that you draw on that layer, unless you want to
override the layer print style. progeCAD uses the BYLAYER print style as the
default print style setting when you create entities (in the Drawing Settings
To change the print style assigned to one or more layers
(only in a drawing that uses named print style tables)
- Do one of the following:
In the right pane, click the print style for the layer you want to change.
If necessary, select a different print style table in the Active Print
Style Table list.
In Print Styles, select a print style.
- 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 style assigned to a layer.
NOTE For drawings that use named print style tables, you
can also assign a specific print style to an entity, which overrides the layer’s
print style setting. When you create a new entity, use the Settings > Drawing
Settings > Entity Creation tab to change the current print style. For an
existing entity, select the entity, right-click for the shortcut menu, and choose
Properties. You can then modify the entity’s print style in the Entity
Properties dialog box.
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Controlling layer printing
Controlling layer visibility
Creating and naming layers
Locking and unlocking layers
Setting a layer’s linetype
Setting a layer’s lineweight
Setting the current layer
Setting the layer color