Introduction to AutoCAD layer walk tool

In this post I will demonstrate the layer walk tool in AutoCAD. In other posts I have introduced basic AutoCAD commands such as AutoCAD LINE, AutoCAD PLINE etc. I have also demonstrated how one can use pyautocad for scripting AutoCAD drawing processes in Python.

Layer walking is an important step when receiving or initiating work on a new layout drawing. It allows you to quickly understand how a drawing is organized by viewing the drawing layer by layer.

To activate the layer walk tool type in the LAYWALK command.

This will trigger the following window pop-up that allows you to display layers selectively.

If you are interested in developing Python scripts for AutoCAD then you might be interested in the pyautocad module. It allows you to e.g. loop through layers automatically and in defined sequences.

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