Using layers to organize your drawing

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The layering feature of CorelDRAW gives you added flexibility for organizing and editing the objects in your drawings. You can divide a drawing into multiple layers, each containing a portion of the drawing's contents. For example, using layers could help you organize an architectural plan for a building. You could organize the building's various components (plumbing, electrical, structural, etc.) by placing them on separate layers. You could then use the Object Manager to view, print, or edit specific layers or combinations of layers. Together, layers act as a hierarchy that helps determine the vertical arrangement of a drawing's components. In this arrangement (the stacking order), objects on the top layer always overlay objects on the layer below.

You can use layers to separate and organize different elements in a complex drawing.

You can use layers to separate and organize different elements in a complex drawing.

Each new file, regardless of how many pages it contains, has one master page. This master page controls four default layers: the Grid, Guides, and Desktop layers, plus one Layer (called Layerl) for drawing. The Grid, Guides, and Desktop layers are containers for the grid, guidelines, and any objects outside the borders of the Drawing Page. The Desktop layer is a useful place to create experimental drawings you may want to use later. You can easily drag an object from the Desktop layer to an active layer on the Drawing Page when you decide to keep or print it. You can also create an Internet Layer by inserting an Internet object. For more information about layer properties, see "Setting layer properties" on page 196.

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