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If You Want to E.xperiment

If your application is not architecture, you may want to experiment with creating other types of symbols. You might also start thinking about a layering system that suits your particular needs. Open a new file called My temp. In it, create layers numbered 1 through 8...

Keeping Track of Blocks and Layers

The Insert and the Layer Properties Manager dialog boxes let you view the blocks and layers available in your drawing, by listing tli.emin a window. The Layer Properties Manager dialog box also includes information on the status oflayers. However, you may forget the...

Controlling Line-Type Scale

Zoom in to a small part of the line, and you’ll see that the line is indeed as you specified. Since you are working at.a scale of 1″=1′, you must adjust the scale of your line types accordingly. This, too, is accomplished in the Layer Properties...

Assigning Line Types to Layers

You will often want to use different line types to show hidden lines, center lines, fence lines, or other noncontinuous lines. You can set a layer to have not only a color assignment but also a line-type assignment. AutoCAD comes with several line types, as shown in...

Other Layer Options

Yo~ may h’ave noticed the Freeze and’ Thaw buttons in the Layer Properties Manager dialog box. These options are similar to the On and Off buttons-however, Freeze not only makes layers invisible, it also tells Au’toCAD to ignore the contents of those...