Assigning a Lineweight to a Layer

Lineweights add width to your objects. All objects can be displayed and plotted with lineweights except True Type® fonts, raster images, points, and solid fills (or 2D solids). By assigning lineweights to layers and objects, you can represent the width of objects on screen as well as on paper. You can improve the visual quality of your presentation drawings by assigning varying lineweights to objects and layers. AutoCAD provides a number of available lineweights, including DEFAULT, which is the default. The default value of DEFAULT is .01 inch or .25 mm. (This value is set by using the LWDEFAULT system variable or in the Lineweight Settings dialog box.)

To assign a lineweight to a layer

  1. From the Format menu, choose Layer.
  2. In the Layer Properties Manager, select a layer and then click the lineweight associated with that layer.
  3. In the Lineweight dialog box, select a lineweight from the list.
  4. Choose OK to exit each dialog box.

Command line LAYER


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