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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Chapter 4. Structuring Projects and Following Standards

Until now, everything has been created on layer 0, with white color and continuous linestyle. One of the great advantages of CAD is the ease in structuring all the project information and managing layers is a key factor in this. By dividing entities into layers, entities constitute mechanical pieces, nuts, bolts, sections, and so on.

In this chapter we will cover the following topics:

  • What is a layer
  • Creating and managing layers
  • Assigning colors
  • Loading and assigning linestyles
  • Assigning lineweights
  • Transferring entities from one layer to another

Creating and managing layers

A layer can be understood as a named transparent sheet. Overlapping all layers is the project. Each layer has several properties ...

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