DWG/DXF Import: Layers Panel

Dec 16, 2014  |  In-Product View

The Layers panel of the Import Options dialog lets you choose specific layers for importing from the DWG or DXF file.

  • Application Menu > Import > Select File To Import dialog > Files Of Type drop-down list > Choose AutoCAD Drawing (*.DWG, *.DXF). > Choose a DWG or DXF file. > Click Open. > AutoCAD DWG/DXF Import Options dialog > Layers panel

Layers panel

This panel is similar to the Manage Layers dialog. Layer names remain the same as specified in the drawing file.

  • Skip all Frozen Layers

    Excludes the import of objects on frozen layers.

  • Select from List

    Allows you to choose specific layers to import. A check mark beside the layer name indicates the layer will be imported. Click the layer to toggle the check mark.

[layer list]
This window displays all the layers that make up the drawing and shows their status such as hidden/displayed or frozen/unfrozen.
Active only when Select From List is chosen. It selects all the layers in the list.
Active only when Select From List is turned on. It deselects any layers you've selected.
Active only when Select From List is turned on. Clicking this button reverses the selection set: Currently selected layers are unselected and unselected layers are selected.