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Chapter 4. Organizing a Drawing with Layers > Standardizing Layer Names

Standardizing Layer Names

Whether you’re the only person working with AutoCAD in your company, or one of several dozen, establishing standard layer names can increase your efficiency in layer management. By using layers to organize various elements in your drawing, you simplify the process of displaying the desired elements, which makes editing and plotting easier. For example, if your drawing has gas lines and sewer lines, but you only want to edit the gas lines, you can make your drawing visually easier to work with by turning off the layer on which the sewer lines were drawn.

Not only does organizing your drawing’s elements by layers make editing and plotting easier, it also reflects on your level of skill as an AutoCAD technician. By following a preset layering standard and using it to organize objects in your drawing, you demonstrate your understanding of the importance of proper layer and object management. For example, the ability to quickly control which groups of objects are displayed by turning certain layers off or on can dramatically increase productivity, which demonstrates that you know what you’re doing with AutoCAD.


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