Depence comes with a hierarchical layer structure, which can have layers being children of other layers. Especially for bigger projects, layers are required to temporarily hide or lock parts of your scene.

Layer Management

Add new Layer

Click on Add new Layer button to create a new layer. The Edit Layer window opens:

To select the layer color you want, maintain a left-click and in the color rectangle and select your color:

Display current Object Layer

To find the layer associated to an object, select your object, right-click and choose Move to Layer, the current selected layer is where the object is linked:

Multi-selection is not supported to display the layer

Move Object to Layer

To move an object to a different layer, select the object(s), right-click and choose Move to Layer:

A second way is to right-click on the target layer and choose Move selected, which will put all selected objects into this layer.

Delete selected Layer

Select the layer to delete, and click on Delete selected Layer:

Layer Parameters

Each layer has 5 parameters:

  • Color: Layer color (defined at creation)

  • Name: Layer name (defined at creation)

  • A - Active: Current active layer

  • V - Visible: Visibility of the layer (children layer inherit from it)

  • S - Solo: Only Solo layer is visible (children layer inherit from it)

  • L - Lock: Allow or lock modification of the layer (children layer inherit from it)

Color & Name

Layer Color & Name can be changed at any time by double clicking on the layer to be updated. The Edit Layer window will appear (see Add new Layer).

The layer color can be helpful to organize e.g. fixture or object types.

The CAD view will also draw fixtures in layer color:


Once you add a new object to your scene it will be automatically linked to the currently active layer:

To change the current active layer, click in the A column of the layer you want.


The visible parameter can be used to quickly hide layer(s) we don't need:


The Solo parameter can be used to "Solo" a layer.

It is useful to restrict the visibility of all layers except the solo one:


When a layer is locked it can not be selected or either modified.

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