Dick Eades wrote:I think we could lose the command line. It would be my guess that very few people actually type in the layer name and those that want to could click on a menu selection to allow it.
If I understood your request, I'd not agree with this. The first reason that comes to my mind is the newly (and oldie) CAD standard, which goes and comes from time to time on discussions in several forums.
It would be a pain to choose among zillions
of layer names. And you should be required to pre-type in any other place to be allowed to choose from a list.
I can recall a discussion years ago, about the creation of a set of layers, to be stored on a virtual "shelf" that could be brought up to the current drawing by multiple selection.
It included a definition of Cathegory of layers, with primary and secondary levels, like on a "By Floor" organizational tree, etc. Josh has some interesting ideas around this subject, as well.
May be these ideas could worth a time to think, for improving the layering engine.
My two cents, BTW.