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MAKING LAYER

Command line: Type  la and press Enter Key
Menubar: Choose Format(menu) Layer(option)
Toolbar: From Object properties toolbar pick Layer tool

Procedure:

Step 1: Input LAYER command (A  properties manager box will appear)

Step 2: Click on New button

Step 3: Type a name for the new layer (under Name column)

Step 4: Click OK button to terminate the command

Make New layer

CHANGING COLOR

Command line: Type  la and press Enter Key

Manubar: Choose Format (menu)

Toolbar: From Object properties toolbar pick Layer tool

Procedure:

Step 1: Input LA command (A properties manager box will appear)

Step 2: In the Color column, click on the color box  to change. (A color box will appear)

Step 3: Click on the color you want and click on OK button.

Step 4: Click on OK button again to terminate the command.

MAKING  CURRENT LAYER

Procedure:

Step 1: Select any object you want to make it’s layer as current

Step 2: Click on the Make object’s from the Object Properties toolbar

or

Step 1: From the Object Properties toolbar, open the layer control drop down list

Step 2: Click on layer’s name you want to make it current

make new layer

CHANGING LINE TYPE

Command line: Type  la and press Enter Key

Manubar: Choose Format(menu)

Procedure:

Step 1: Input LAYER command(A  properties manager box will appear)

Step 2: Under the Linetype column, click on the linetype name of  change

Step 3: If linetypes are not available, click Load button, select any linetype and click OK button

Step 4: Select the linetype you want and click on OK button

Step 5: Click on OK button again to terminate the command

layer properties

TURNING ON / OFF

Procedure:

Step 1: Input LA command

Step 2: Click on the light symbol of the layer you want to turn on/off

Step 3: Click on OK button to terminate the command

Or

Step 1: From Object Properties toolbar, open the layer control drop down

Step 2: Click on the light symbol , you want to turn on / off

Step 3: Click on drawing area to terminate the command

FREEZING/THAWING

Procedure:

Step 1: Input La command

Step 2: Click on the Freeze/Thaw Symbol , you want to freeze/thaw

Step 3: Click on OK button to terminate the command

Or

Step 1: From Object Properties toolbar, open the layer control drop down

Step 2: Click on the Freeze/Thaw Symbol , you want to turn on/off

Step 3: Click on drawing area to terminate the command

LOCKING/UNLOCKING

Procedure:

Step 1: Input LA command

Step 2: Click on the Lock/Unlock symbol , you want to freeze/thaw

Step 3: Click on OK button to terminate the command

Or

Step 1: From Object Properties toolbar,open the control drop down

Step 2: Click on the Lock/Unlock symbol , you want to turn on/off

Step 3: Click on drawing area to terminate the command

 


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