Layer Erase All ( Drawing Editor )

Tool summary :

  • Deletes all visible layers in your current drawing. All objects on those layers are deleted along with the layers.
  • Visible layers are layers that are set to " Show " on the Edit Layers window.
  • If you Layer Erase All and all layers are visible, a blank layer is automatically created so that you can add new objects to it.
  • See the step-by-step instructions .

Also see :

  • Drawing Editor (where Layer Erase All is a tool)
  • Objects (deleted when layers are erased)
  • Show ( Layer Erase All acts on layers marked " Show ")
  • Layer Show All (so Layer Erase All acts on all layers)
  • Layer Erase (to erase the selected layer instead of all layers)
  • Clip (to erase selected objects on shown layers)
  • Undo (undoes drawing layer changes)

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   Step-by-step instructions :

1 . Invoke Layer Erase All using any one (1) of the following methods:

Method 1 : Click the Layer Erase All icon. The icon can be taken from the group named ' Objects -- Layers ' and placed on a toolbar (classic) or the ribbon (lightning).

Method 2 : If " Drawing Editor layout style " is ' Classic ', you can use the menu system to choose Objects > Layers > Erase All .

Method 3, 4 or 5 : Layer Erase All can also be invoked using a keyboard shortcut , the context menu , or a mode . For the ' Lightning ' layout style, configuration of the interface is done using Customize Interface .

Method 6 : With Layer Mode mouse bindings active, hold down the Ctrl key and middle-click ( Erase All ).

2 . An ok-cancel confirmation dialog opens. On it is the message, " Erasing all layers will erase all objects on all shown layers. Are you sure you want to erase so much ?"

Alternative 1 : Press the " OK " button to Layer Erase All and all objects on those layers.

Alternative 2 : Press the " Cancel " button to end the Layer Erase All operation and keep everything as it was before step 1.

3 . Layer Erase All erases all layers that are marked " Show " (that are visible), which means that all visible graphic objects in your current drawing are deleted. One of the following happens:

Possibility 1 : If you erased all layers, Layer Erase All automatically creates a new drawing layer and selects that layer on the layer selection tool .

Possibility 2 : If you erased the layer that was the selected layer , but other layers are hidden, then one of those hidden layers becomes the selected layer.

Possibility 3 : If you did not erase the selected layer (because that layer is hidden), that layer remains the selected layer.

4 . At this point you can still undo your changes by using Revert or Undo . If you Save to make your changes permanent, you will no longer be able to Revert , but you can still Undo .

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