Create new layer in AutoCAD

By | January 19, 2014

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Layer in AutoCAD is very important. Due to you should know create and management it. The LAYER command allows you to create multiple layers to draw on. It also allows you to control the color, line type, activity, and visibility of individual layers. Today I will help you how to create new layer. To be easy understood, I will help with a particular example.

For example: I need to create a layer with requirements as following:

Layer’s name: concrete

Layer’ color: red

Layer’ lines type: continuous

Layer’s line weight: 0.3mm

Let’s start

Step 1: Type shortcut is LA > show layer properties manager.

Layer properties manager in AutoCAD

Step 1: Layer properties manager

Step 2: Click new layer or press Alt + N > you will see layer 1 is created.

Create new layer in AutoCAD

Step 2: Create new layer

Step 3: Edit layer’s name is concrete.

Click on the layer name with the LEFT mouse button to highlight the name.

Type in a new name

Layer command

Step 3: Edit layer’s name

Step 4: Choose layer’s color is red.

Layer command in AutoCAD

Step 4: Choose layer’s color

Step 5: Choose layer’s line type is continuous.

Layer command in AutoCAD

Step 5: Choose layer’s linetype

Step 6: Choose layer’s lineweight is 0.3mm

Layer command in AutoCAD

Step 3: Choose layer’s lineweight

Step 7: Close layer properties manager.

Layer command in auto cad

Step 7: Close layer properties manager

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