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Layer print order

I have a bitmap on a dedicated layer and other cad layers on top of that,
but when I print to pdf or export to dwg the bitmap lays on top of all other
layers. How can I change the order of layers?

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Re: Layer print order

Thomas,
Layers do not control order of display. Layers are more of a grouping
mechanism for things like show/hide.
You can control the display order of objects. You will need to customize
your toolbars to include the 'Bring to Front' and 'Send to Back' commands.
Click on View-Toolbars-Toolbars at the top of the application window. In the
Toolbars dialog click on Customize. In the catagory list click on 'Modify'.
Click and drag the 'Bring to Front' command button out of the customize
dialog. Do the same with the 'Send to Back' command button. Drag the buttons
into the tool bar area at the top of the application. You can combine them
into a sinfle toolbar.
You can make the display of an object be in front of all other objects using
'Bring to Front'.
You can make the display of an object be behind all other objects using
'Send to Back'.
Click on an object to select it and the commands will enable. You can
manipulate the display of your images in this manner.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Layer print order


Ricky,
I'm having similar problems with objects which appear to be visible at some times
but not at others. I have looked for the toolbar menu in the view tab but cannot
find it.
In my view tab all I see is show, sheet views, style, oroent and window.
The Help suggests that sending to front or back is only for demensions not objects.

Re: Layer print order

Mark,
Bring to front and send to back works with more than dimensions. It will
work with simple geometry.
As an example, draw a black line. Draw a green line that crosses over the
black line.
The green line covers the black line where they cross.
If you want the black line to cover the green line, bring the black line to
the front.
What type of objects are visible at some times and not visible at others?
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Layer print order


Ricky
I still have two problems.
1) If I right click on a text box I get a 'send to front' or 'send to back' option
but on curves and circles I dont see these options. What I have is some circles
on one layer, and some show over a bit map and some are masked by it, but I cannot
find a way to control this.
2) In an earlier article in this group on 14th October 2008 you wrote
"Click on View-Toolbars-Toolbars at the top of the application window. In the
Toolbars dialog click on Customize. In the catagory list click on 'Modify'.
Click and drag the 'Bring to Front' command button out of the customize
dialog"
The only toolbar customisation I can find are 'customize the Quick Access toolbar'
which does not have the commands you mention.
The product version is 100.00.00.133
Mark

Re: Layer print order

Mark,
Sorry, there are UI changes between versions.
If you are running V100, do the following to add Bring to Front and Send to
Back.
Click on the 'Customize Quick Access Toolbar'.
Click on 'More Commands' in the drop list.
Set the combo box to 'Modify' to list the modify commands.
Add 'Bring to Front' and 'Send to Back' to the list on the right.
Click on Close.
This will add the commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Layer print order


Thank you. I had no realised there were so many command hiden. I assigned the 'bring
to front' command to a keyboard short cut and was able to bring forward all the
objects I needed to modify. Mark