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Merge Layers
Tip# 4119 By Danny Korem On 20-May-2013
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Categories : Layer Tools
Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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Merging layers is a quick way to clean up layers in a file.

Frequent tipster Danny Korem calls our attention to the Merge Layers tool, which is a new feature in AutoCAD 2014.

"Select more than one layer in the Layer Properties manager and right-click to select Merge layers into a dialog box with a list of the current drawing layers displayed. Select the target layer, and after selection the previously selected layer(s) will be deleted/purged. Try it, you'll like it."

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer Brian Benton: Merge Layers To… is a new feature in AutoCAD 2014. It allows for easy layer maintenance. Users will be able to transfer all objects on a layer to a different layer and delete the selected layer. It is a quick way to clean up layers in a file.


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Comment by Somppi,Robert
Posted on 2013-05-20 13:22:19
Merge Layers has been around for a long time, just not available in the Layer Properties manager. I will find this new feature a great timesaver.
Comment by Elrod,K
Posted on 2013-05-20 14:51:21
This only works in the newer Layer Manager, if you operate with LAYERDLGMODE set to 0 then you will have to switch to the other style layer manager if you want the merge capability.