Nested layers or Sub-Layers


#1

Is there any work being done to add either sub or nested layers? If I have a multi-level drawing, I can currently organize it a couple of ways:

  • use Groups for each layer and change the group name to show
  • use multiple top level layers but add names

For instance, if I am drawing a two story building (not what I’m doing but I think it works too) and I want have detail for each layer I can create groups on the Lower and Upper layer for Electrical, Plumbing, Framing, SubFloor, etc. Or I can can have layers called Lower:Electrical, Lower:Plumbing, Lower: Framing, etc and Upper: Electrical, Upper:Plumbing…

It would be nice to be able to have two top level layers and many child layers:

  • Lower
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Framing
    • SubFloor
  • Upper
    • Electrical
    • Plumbing
    • Framing
    • SubFloor

Big ask, I know but…


#2

This is why I ask. In this section of the drawing, there are three layers on top of each other (red is top, green is middle, blue is bottom). I am currently ‘greying’ the features in the mid level to minimize confusion with them being part of the other two layers.

I am also thinking artboards may make pulling the stacked (green) easily out to better display the features.

Stack