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Make a Layer Current - employ Clayer property of database object, or invoke CLAYER system variable to make current AutoCAD layer active in database, Autodesk Knowledge Network, July 2, 2014

AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer Filters - tips to access layer filters, create layer filter types, generate property, group filters, view active layers included in filter, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, July 2, 2014

AutoCAD: Layer Locking Fade LAYLOCKFADECTL - apply command to control fade for locked layers, set fade values to adjust fading percentage of object in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 12, 2014

Deleting Layer Filters from a File in AutoCAD - invoke FILTERS command, open delete layer filter dialog to sort layer filters to be removed, click delete filters option to remove filter in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, May 15, 2014

Quick Tip: Using Layer Previous - create test layer in AutoCAD drawing, give it color, make it current, change color of any other layer in current drawing, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Apr 16, 2014

Choosing Layer Colors in AutoCAD - color recommendations for single/multiple component drawing in AutoCAD, Jim Swain, Synergis, July 22, 2013

Create Layer Overrides to Create Plot Variations - setting layer properties for viewport, removing override using layer properties manager in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, July 16, 2013

How to Assign a Viewport Override - activate viewport to edit layer colors, select layers to receive viewport override for color property, click color swatch of one of selected layers from VP color column, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2013

Quick Tip: How to Hide and Isolate Work - click yellow light bulb in bottom right corner before/after selecting objects, click hide objects, go to isolate shortcut menu to isolate AutoCAD objects, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, May 13, 2013

The Return of Doctor Who and the CAD Manager - tips on layer management in AutoCAD, construction of block libraries, Patrick Hughes, AUGI Library, Apr 18, 2013

Why Layer Stumble Through Your Content When You Can Layer Walk - display objects on layers selected, filter out names of layers, invert selection option to display other layers, hide selected layers in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD?, Mar 5, 2013

Maintain Standards by Returning Objects to ByLayer Settings - using SETBYLAYER command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 27, 2013

Modify Layer States - using layer properties dialog box in AutoCAD, Michael Norona, Cadalyst, Nov 5, 2012

Get Your Layers in Line With the Layer Translator - setting up layer mapping in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 4, 2012

3 Ways to Move AutoCAD Objects to Other Layer - using layer list dropdown or properties palette, match layer tool, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 1, 2012

How to: Change Referenced File Layer Properties in Master File - create layer states in AutoCAD referenced files, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 23, 2012

Use Layers From Existing Drawings So You Don't Have to Recreate Them - using DesignCenter to access layers, saving template in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 18, 2012

A Happy New Year Tip on Translating Layers in AutoCAD - changing name/properties of layers in AutoCAD using LAYTRANS command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 4, 2012

Using Multiple Layer States in Multiple Layouts - creating layer states, layouts with specific layer states activated in AutoCAD, Will Schoenig, CAD Notes, Apr 21, 2012

AutoCAD Layering Productivity, Never Use the Layers Pull Down Again - set up plotting standards by layer, make layer current with LAYMCUR command, copy properties of one object to another object using MATCHPROP command, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Dec 13, 2011

A Perfect View - applying transparency to layers to control visibility of all objects on specific layer, plotting transparent objects in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 16, 2011

In Box: LAYERSTATESAVE - provides minimalist interface, quicker command in AutoCAD 2010, properties saved in each layer automatically, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Jan 21, 2011

Drawing Heat Isolation Layers With the MLSTYLE Command - AutoCAD tutorial, creating a MLINE style, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 6, 2010