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Chapter 4. Organizing a Drawing with Layers > Controlling Object Behavior

Controlling Object Behavior

In the previous sections, you learned how to control object properties that determine how an object looks when AutoCAD draws it onscreen, or plots it on paper. In this section, you learn how to control object behavior using the Layer Properties Manager. Specifically, you learn how to control object visibility, and to protect objects from accidentally being edited.

Layer Visibility

One handy feature of using layers to organize objects into logical groups is that you can use the Layer Properties Manager to manipulate groups of objects by modifying layer settings. In addition to controlling object colors and linetypes as previously discussed, you can control object visibility. With a simple click of your pointing device, entire groups of objects become invisible onscreen, and non-plottable.


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