Change Layer Settings and Layer Properties
Because everything in your drawing is associated with a layer, it's likely that in the course of planning and creating a drawing, you'll need to change what you place on a layer or how you view the layers in combination. You can
- Reassign objects from one layer to another.
- Change the name of a layer.
- Change the default color, linetype, or other properties of the layer.
Reassigning an object to a different layer is useful if you create an object on the wrong layer or decide to change your layer organization. Unless the color, linetype, or other properties of the object have been set explicitly, an object that you reassign to a different layer will acquire the properties of that layer.
- Click Home tab Layers Panel Layer Properties .
- In the Layer Properties Manager, select the linetype for the layer you want to change.
- In the Select Linetype dialog box, if
the linetype you need is not displayed, click Load and use one of
the following methods:
- In the Load or Reload Linetypes dialog box, select one or more linetypes to load. Click OK to return to the Select Linetype dialog box.
- In the Load or Reload Linetypes dialog box, click File to open additional linetype definition (LIN) files. Select one or more linetypes to load. Click OK to return to the Select Linetype dialog box.
- Select the linetype you want to use. Click OK to return to the Layer Properties Manager.
- Click OK.
- FormatRenameEnter rename at the Command prompt.
- In the Rename dialog box, in the Named Objects list, Layers.
- In Old Name, enter the old name, using wild-card characters; for example, enter stairs$*.
- In Rename To, enter the new name using wild-card characters; for example, enter s_*.
- Click OK.