Change AutoCAD layer properties

After importing or opening an AutoCAD drawing in Visio, you may want to change some layer properties. For example, you may want to show or hide certain layers, or even change the color of some of the layers.

  1. Click an empty space on the diagram to deselect anything that may be already selected.

  2. Rest your cursor on the outside edge of the AutoCAD drawing until your cursor changes to this icon:
    Arrow cursor with move icon

  3. Right-click, and then click CAD Drawing Object > Properties.

  4. Click the Layer tab. The layers from the original AutoCAD drawing are listed along with their associated visibility, color, and weight options.

  5. If you want to change a setting for a layer, simply click it:

    • Clicking the word Yes changes it to No.

    • Clicking a color will open the Colors dialog, where you can specify a different color.

    • Clicking the line weight lets you specify a new weight.

  6. Click Apply to preview your changes, or click OK when you are done.

See Also

Hide or show layers in an AutoCAD drawing

Introduction to working with AutoCAD drawings in Visio

Unlock an AutoCAD drawing

Convert an AutoCAD drawing

Crop an AutoCAD drawing

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