[SOLVED]SEE THROUGH LAYER

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Graham
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[SOLVED]SEE THROUGH LAYER

Post by Graham » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:25 pm

Hi ALL
When I import a bit mat image and trace through it some times the traced lines are on top of the image sometimes they disappear behind the image when I turn the image layer on/off.
My procedure is as follows
Scan sections of the original (it is a large original)
Create a layer for them.
Import them one by one.
Copy and move the individual images to create a mosaic.
Rescale the bit maps to suit the drawing QCAD units.
Trace and draw the objects with different layers.
Turn the scanned image layer off so I can do some addition detail on the traced objects.
Turn the scanned image layer on,
That is when I cannot see all of my drawing some of it is will hidden behind behind the different sections of the bit maps.
Graham
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Re: SEE THROUGH LAYER

Post by andrew » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:15 pm

You can move the image to the background using Modify > Send to Back. Layers are not related to drawing order in any way.

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Re: SEE THROUGH LAYER

Post by Husky » Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:18 pm

Graham wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:25 pm
Hi ALL
When I import a bit mat image and trace through it some times the traced lines are on top of the image sometimes they disappear behind the image when I turn the image layer on/off.
Hi,
you can send entities (not a layer) to the front or back with (MF) and (MB).
You can't fade a layer but you can fade a bitmap within the Property Editor. Makes tracing much easier .... :wink:
Select the bitmap and check the Property Editor below "Specific Properties".
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Re: [SOLVED]SEE THROUGH LAYER

Post by Graham » Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:31 am

Hi Husky and Andrew
Thank you for your replies.
I will try your suggestions.
If you do not hear from me I have been successful.
Thank you
Graham

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