2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 13, 2015 7:49 PM by Anton Ivanov

    how to lock layers

    Anton Ivanov


      is there a way to lock layers in solidworks drawing? I am trying to use a reference underlay layer and draw the exact geometry on another layer above but keeps selecting the bottom layer as I design.

      Thank you.

        • Re: how to lock layers
          Kamden McHenry



          I am not sure of a good way to lock down a layer, but one way to do it is to "edit sheet format" by right clicking in the drawing area and putting your reference on your edited sheet.  I am not totally sure of your application, but if you do this, once you are out of "edit sheet format"  you will not be able to select the geometry below.


          Another way, which is probably slower, is to fix the geometry that you are trying to trace and just right click and use the "select other" tool to choose your selection each time.


          Hope this helps.

          • Re: how to lock layers
            Anton Ivanov

            Thank you very much. The editing sheet format was a great idea and it works perfectly.