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How to add layers and dimension styles from other drawings to the current drawings?

  1. Create a new drawing and open the Design Center, load the drawings from which we are going to copy the layer in the Design Center, unfold the file to show the layer option, as shown in the following picture,
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Basics about CAD layers

CAD drawings range from the simplest with a few hundred geometric objects to the most complex ones with millions of geometric objects. To better control the display and plot of geometric objects, CAD have introduced the concept of layer. This way, CAD users can put different geometric objects on different layers and control the color, linetype, lineweight and other properties by customizing the layer properties. The properties of some CAD objects are set bylayer by default and putting those objects on the specific layers will save you time and there is no need to customize them respectively.

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How to add transparency to graphics objects?

In lower version of CAD, when graphics objects cover each other, we’ll need to set sequence for them and make text, dimension and some graphics objects show on top and make other objects show in the bottom. Higher version of CAD provides transparency settings, so we can add transparency to graphics objects when they cover each other and we can see through the intersection part. As shown in the following picture.

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What is Current Layer and Current Style in CAD and how to switch between them?

Layer is an important concept in CAD and to better understand layer and the related concepts such as current layer, please refer to the post basics about layer. The CAD program has not only current layer, but also current color, current linetype, current text style, current dimension style, current table style, etc. This post is going to explore more about Current in CAD. By default, newly-created graphics use the current format or style, for example, newly-created graphics will be put on the current layer, newly-created text will use the current text style and newly-created dimension will use the current dimension style.

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Change object properties with Layer Properties Manager

Abstract: We have learned some basics about Layer in my previous post and learned how to change the color, linetype, and lineweight. Here comes the question: If we change the color of layer, will the color of objects on the layer change accordingly? Let’s explore the following experiment.

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Basics about Layer

What we can do with Layer

With Layer, we can organize complex objects or graphics in good order. We can change the color, linetype, lineweight, and some other properties. We can put some objects with similar properties on the same layer, for example, we can put text, dimension on a separate layer. Layer is a useful tool for managing objects effectively.

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