AutoCAD Standard Layer Names

The following layer names and corresponding lineweights are used throughout Digital Drawing for Designers.

  • Refer to page 54 and 55 for additional information about using color and line weight in AutoCAD.
  • Refer to page 84 for additional information about using and installing this book's standard plot styles.
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CAD Standard Layer Names for Floor Plans (see pg 59)

Walls, Doors, & Windows   printable PDF
Layer Name Description & Page No. Color Linetype
A-WALL All Walls p 59 1 - RED Continuous
A-WALL-INTR Interior Walls p 59 2 - YELLOW Continuous
A-WALL-EXTR Exterior Walls p 59 1 - RED Continuous
A-DOOR Doors & Swing p 59 4 - CYAN Continuous
A-DOOR-JAMB Door Jamb p 62   6 - MAGENTA Continuous
A-GLAZ Glass in Window p 63 3 - GREEN Continuous
A-GLAZ-SILL Window Sill p 63 7 - WHITE Continuous
A-GLAZ-MULL Window Mullion p 63 6 - MAGENTA  Continuous

Furniture & Cabinets
    printable PDF
Layer Name Description Color Linetype
A-FURN Furniture p 59

5 - BLUE
6 - MAGENTA 

Continuous
A-CASE Casework or Built-Ins p 59 5 - BLUE
6 - MAGENTA
Continuous
A-CASE-ABOV Overhead Casework 6 - MAGENTA    HIDDEN2

Floor Patterns
Layer Name Description Color Linetype
A-FLOR-HATCH    Floor Patterns & Hatches p 59

8 - GREY
9 - LT GREY 

   
Continuous


CAD Standard Layer Names for Elevations / Sections (see pg 68)

Elevations   printable PDF
Layer Name Description & Page No. Color Linetype
A-ELEV-FLOOR Floor or Ground p 68 1 - RED Continuous
A-ELEV-DARK Perimeter of Elevation p 68 1 - RED or
2 - YELLOW
Continuous
A-ELEV-MEDIUM Change in Plane
(profile line)
p 68 3 - GREEN or
4 - CYAN
Continuous
A-ELEV-LIGHT Change in Material on
wall or surface
p 68 6 - MAGENTA or
7 - WHITE
Continuous
A-ELEV-XLIGHT Material Pattern p 68   8 - GREY or
9 - LT GREY
Continuous
Sections   printable PDF
Layer Name Description & Page No. Color Linetype
A-SECT-FLOOR Floor or Ground p 64 1 - RED Continuous
A-SECT-DARK Cut Line p 64 1 - RED or
2 - YELLOW
Continuous
A-SECT-MEDIUM Change in Plane
(profile line)
p 64 3 - GREEN or
4 - CYAN
Continuous
A-SECT-LIGHT Change in Material on
wall or surface
p 64 6 - MAGENTA or
7 - WHITE
Continuous
A-SECT-XLIGHT Material Pattern p 64   8 - GREY or
9 - LT GREY
Continuous