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Drawing Layer Actions

Drawing layer actions help you modify, transform, copy, duplicate, clear, or delete your layers.

Architecture plan drawing by WORKac.

How to Use Drawing Layer Actions

Step 1. Open Drawing Layer Actions

Tap the Layer Actions button (3-dots) on any drawing layer to open your drawing layer actions panel.

Drawing Layer Actions

Step 2. Set Your Layer Appearance

Use these actions to adjust the appearance of your layer and the drawings on it.

Drawing Layer Actions

Layer Title

Tap the layer title to change the title of your layer.

Paper Opacity

Adjust this slider to change the opacity for your layer.

Drawing Opacity

Adjust this slider to change the opacity of all the lines on your layer.

Layer Color

Tap any color to set your layer color.

Paper Blending

Just like in photo editing apps, you can change the blending mode of your layers. Choose between Normal, Darken, Multiply, Color Burn, Linear Burn, and Darker Color.

Pro Tip
Multiply is the most popular option. If you draw your lines on the base layer and add fills on a separate layer above, you can set your fill layer to Multiply and your black linework will still be visible, even if the fill overlaps on top of it.

Step 3. Adjust Your Layer

Use these tools to adjust your layers.

Drawing Layer Actions

Scale & Place

Tap this button and then use a one-finger pan to move a layer without rotating it or use a two-finger pinch to move, rotate, and scale your layer.


Delete all drawings from the layer. This action can be undone and redone.


Permanently delete the layer. Caution: this action CANNOT be reversed.


Copy a layer from one project to another.

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Create a new layer that is an exact copy of the current layer selected.

Translation Lock

Lock your layer in place to avoid accidentally moving it with the three-finger drag gesture.

Mirror Horizontal & Vertical

Flip your layer.

Disable AR Extrusion

Disable the drawing from being extruded while using AR SketchWalk.

How To Video

Enjoy this how to video highlighting how to draw with layers.

Version: 5.3

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