In AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac how to select and change the color for multiple layers at once.

June 9, 2021 Bob Felton


When the need arises to select a group of layers to change their color to a light grey to de-emphasize all the objects on that layer, it's tedious to select one layer at a time to change the color or other layer properties.


The procedure that works in the Windows version of AutoCAD does not work the same way in the Mac version, whereby the color can be changed by selecting individual layers with Ctrl+Left click, then hovering the mouse over the color property, then right-clicking to 'Select Color' to change to a new color.


In the Mac versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, the Layers manager is opened and the specific layers are selected with Command + left click, then use a left mouse click on the color square to see and select a new color.


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Bob Felton

Sr. Technical Support Specialist, Manufacturing<br><br>Bob Felton has been supporting Autodesk products for over 25 years including core AutoCAD, P&ID, Plant 3D, AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD Mechanical, and Vault. His background is in graphics with an Applied Sciences degree and ten years manufacturing experience drafting, as well as technical illustration, image editing, and even patent drafting.

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