progeCAD Professional manual The low-cost alternative to AutoCAD

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Introduction - Comparing progeCAD and CAD to manual drafting

Organizing information

In traditional drafting, you often separate elements such as walls, dimensions, structural steel members, and electrical plans onto separate, translucent overlays. When you want to print the working drawings, you can create several different drawings by combining different overlays.

When you create a drawing in progeCAD, you use layers to organize elements in a similar manner. However, the layers feature in CAD offers numerous advantages over physical transparencies. The number of overlays you can combine to print a manually drafted drawing is limited by the printing process. There is no such limitation in CAD. With progeCAD, you can define an unlimited number of layers, any of which can be visible or invisible at any time. You can name each layer and assign each its own color and linetype. You can also lock individual layers to ensure that information on those layers isn't altered accidentally.

 

Use layers to organize drawing information.