About Controlling Layers With the Layer Properties Manager
You can use the Layer Properties Manager to control the visibility of objects and
to assign default properties to objects on each layer.
Control the Visibility of Objects on a Layer
You can make the objects on a layer invisible either by turning the layer off or
by freezing it. Turning off or freezing layers is useful if you need an unobstructed
view when working in detail on a layer or set of layers, or if you don’t want to plot
details such as reference lines. Whether you choose to freeze layers or turn them
off depends on how you work and on the size of your drawing.
- On/Off . Objects on turned-off layers are invisible, but they still hide objects when you
use HIDE. When you turn layers on and off, the drawing is not regenerated.
- Freeze/Thaw. Objects on frozen layers are invisible and do not hide other objects. In large drawings,
freezing unneeded layers speeds up operations involving display and regeneration.
Thawing layers will cause the drawing to be regenerated. Freezing and thawing layers
takes more time than turning layers on and off.
In a layout, you can freeze layers in individual layout viewports.
You can lock a layer to prevent objects on that layer from being accidentally selected
and modified. The LAYLOCKFADECTL system variable controls the amount of fading assigned
to a locked layer. Fading the objects on locked layers contrasts them with objects
on unlocked layers.
Assign a Default Properties to a Layer
Each layer has associated properties such as color, linetype, and transparency that
are assumed by all objects on that layer when their object properties are set to ByLayer
instead of a specific value.
Override Layer Properties in a Layout Viewport
Using the Layer Manager, some layer properties can be changed using overrides within
a layout viewport. Using layer property overrides is an efficient way to display objects
with different property settings for color, linetype, lineweight, transparency, and
plot style. Layer property overrides are applied to the current layout viewport.
For example, if you want objects on the Electrical layer to display prominently in
one of two layout viewports, you set a Color override on the Electrical layer for
each of the two viewports. By setting the color red for one viewport and gray for
the other, you easily accomplish this objective without changing the global color
property assigned to the layer.
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