Have You Tried: Cleaning Up Layers

Cleaning Up Layers Feature

For the Have You Tried this month we focused on a sometimes overlooked area: layer management and layer cleanup. When working on older drawing sets or drawings worked on by multiple drafters, problems can occur. Objects might be placed on the wrong layer, layer standards become outdated, and some layers can end up going unused.

In this Have You Tried, we’ll cover:

  • Walking through the various layers in a drawing to view what objects are on each layer
  • Moving objects from one layer and merging them with another
  • Deleting all objects on a layer
  • Updating and merging layers based on a layer translation map

Learn how to use various layer tools to manage drawing layers and improve drawing performance with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Cleaning Up Layers topic.

Layer management

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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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