How to use layers

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How to use layers

Postby suzanneramsay » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:11 pm

Could someone explain to me how layers work. How can I change the base height of a piece without changing the others?? Every piece is on a separate layer but I can't seem to find the proper way to do it
Your help would be much appreciated.

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Re: How to use laygers

Postby Leo » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:58 pm

Layers are like transparent sheets of paper in a binder. You can draw on one layer, say page 1. Flip page one so you don't see it then draw in page 2. Again on page 3 and so on.

When you put all the pages back you can see everything drawn on all the pages.

With layers you can turn them on or off like flipping pages.

There is nothing about base heights on layers.
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Re: How to use laygers

Postby suzanneramsay » Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:35 pm

Thanks Leo!
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Re: How to use laygers

Postby dealguy11 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 4:34 pm

Suzanne -

I'm not sure we've answered your question yet. As Leo said, layers won't help you with this issue.

In general, the order of the components in the component tree and the individual combine modes will affect how changing the base height of a component changes the others. The components add to each other from the bottom of the list to the top. So, for example, if you have a .25 thick component as the last item on the list, and everything above it on the list has a combine mode of "add", then adding .125" of base height to the item at the end of the list will add .125" height to all the others sitting on top of it. If you move this item to the top of the list and change its combine mode to "merge", then changes to its base height will not affect anything below it on the list. You can change the order and combine modes of the components to get them in the relationship you want.
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Re: How to use layers

Postby Ms Wolffie » Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:19 am

Thanks Steve,
I have never quite understood that before :D

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