Working with Layers

You can work with layers in which you can place objects, compounds and groups. Thus, you can make modifications to objects in a certain layer without having the problem of changing other objects by mistake. You can also define whether a layer should be printed, cut, creased, locked and be visible or hidden. Layers are typically used for print and contour cutting.
  • To work with layers, use the Layers panel (Window > Layers).
A layer can be assigned to only one processing step (cutting OR printing OR creasing, etc.). When creating a second layer, it will initially take over the properties of the layer below. By clicking on the printer icon of a layer, you can show a list of possible processing steps:
  • None: the objects on that layer will not print nor show.
  • Inherit: the layer takes the same property as the layer below.
  • Default: the objects on the layer will be cut with the default tool of the selected cutter.
  • Print: the objects on the layer will print.
How to create a new layer
    1. Open the Layers panel if not already open.
    2. Choose New from the Layers panel menu.
    3. If necessary, double-click the layer name and rename the layer.
How to duplicate a layer
You can duplicate a layer with all objects to form a new layer.
    1. Open the Layers panel if not already open.
    2. Click the layer you want to duplicate.
    3. Choose Duplicate from the Layers panel menu.
    4. If necessary, double-click the duplicated layer name and rename the layer.
How to delete a layer
    1. Open the Layers panel if not already open.
    2. Select the layer you want to delete.
    3. Choose Remove from the Layers panel menu.
How to show and hide layers
You can show or hide layers. Sometimes, you may want to view all or just a few or even none of the layers. Every new layer which you create is visible by default. The visibility of a layer is marked under the eye icon.
  • To hide or show a layer, click the mark under the eye icon.
  • To hide or show all layers, select Hide All Layers / Show All Layers from the Layers panel menu.
How to browse layers
You can browse all layers within a document with the Page Up and Page Down keys on your keyboard.
Multi-page EPS files
You can open multi-page EPS files in Editor. Each page will be placed in a separate layer. Using the Layers panel, you can control which page you are going to show, edit, and print.
Updated on March 12, 2019

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