Have You Tried: AutoCAD Layer States

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AutoCAD Layer States

For this installment of our Have You Tried series, let’s take a look at AutoCAD layer states.

A layer state is like a snapshot of the existing layers and layer settings at the time the layer state is created.  You can turn layers off, freeze layers, and change the properties of other layers. When you’re done making the layer changes, save the layer state making it easy to return to the layer settings. You can also export the layer state and import it to another drawing.

In this Have You Tried, we’ll go over:

  • Saving layer states
  • Restoring a layer state
  • Exporting and importing a layer state
  • Editing a layer state
Restore Layer State AutoCAD

Learn how to use AutoCAD layer states with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Layer States topic.

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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