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Sansol
Hi,

I'm trying to figure out how to change the order my layers are organized in the layer list. "Drag and drop" is clearly not it. What am I overlooking?



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Re: Layer list

dellus
I haven't found a way either. It seems not to be possible.
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Re: Layer list

Gary S
It looks like layers are listed alphabetically and / or numerically.  I tried number layers, e.g. 1- Notes, 2- Construction, 2.1- Exterior, 2.2- Interior, 4- Electrical, 5- Dimensions, ... and it seemed to do the trick.  If there are more than ten, you can either start with 01, 02, ..., 11, 12, ... or use a decimal 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0, 2.1, ...
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LordOfBikes
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The layer list is sorted alphabetical, you can't change this. But you can add a prefix to your layer names to get the order you want.
Different from DTP or graphics software in CAD the layer order doesn't influence the drawing order.
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Re: Layer list

Sansol
Thanks all. So the question is really - how do I influence the drawing order? In this particular drawing I have placed a background image and drawn some changes to a common area in my neighbourhood. A poor attempt at some landscape architecture. However, my hatches appear beneath this image and my outlines appear above. I screwed up somewhere and I'd hate to start all over again. Any tips/ideas?

2017-10-29 20:38 GMT+01:00 LordOfBikes [via LibreCAD] <[hidden email]>:
The layer list is sorted alphabetical, you can't change this. But you can add a prefix to your layer names to get the order you want.
Different from DTP or graphics software in CAD the layer order doesn't influence the drawing order.


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dellus
There is a tool for drawing order that isn't shown in the out of the box appearance of LC 2.1.3. Go to Widgets - Toolbars - Order to activate it.
But there is another obstacle. Bitmap images prevent proper selection of entities other than pulling up a window around them, so you can't edit them properly. I don't understand entirely what's going on here, it's a bug. I have played around a bit and it's best to have the image on a different layer, the interference exists even if that layer is locked, but you can make it invisible, then it's ok. This way I have managed to get the hatching to the top.