Layers are like transparent overlays on which you organize and group objects in a drawing.
Layers are used to group information in a drawing by function and to enforce linetype, color, and other standards.
You can use layers to control the visibility of objects and to assign properties to objects. Layers can be locked to prevent objects from being modified.
You can create and name a new layer for each conceptual grouping (such as walls or dimensions) and assign common properties to each layer.
You can change the name of a layer and any of its properties, including color and linetype, and you can reassign objects from one layer to another.
You can display objects differently by setting property overrides for color, linetype, lineweight, and plot style and apply them to individual layout viewports.
You can control which layer names are listed in the Layer Properties Manager and sort them by name or by property, such as color or visibility.
You can be notified when new layers are added to the drawing before certain tasks, such as plotting, saving, or restoring a layer state.
You can save layer settings as named layer states., restore, edit, import them from other drawings and files, and export them for use in other drawings.