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Post by shoshi » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:42 am

can I change the opacity of a layer/fill? so I can see through it when printing.

or is there a way round this?
If not, can I set the layer to be in the background?

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Re: Opacity

Post by andrew » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:00 am

For fills / hatches, you can change the Alpha property (255 = opaque, 0 = fully transparent).

To move selected entities to the background, you can use Modify > Draw Order > Send to Back.

To select all entities on a layer: Right-click on layer name in the layer list > Select Layer Entities

Note that in CAD, layers have nothing to do with draw order as opposed to the use of layers in some other applications.

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Re: Opacity

Post by AJUK » Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:41 am

Thanks for posting this question and for the reply. I never knew that was possible on QCAD and will be very useful for me in my work!

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