Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 11, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: None


This command is used to run the View/Change Layers Order dialog, from where you can define the drawing order for the layers in the current document.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the View » Layers » View Layer Order command from the main menus.


After launching the command, the View/Change Layers Order dialog will appear. The main area of the dialog lists all of the layers in the current document. The default order is that of the logical layer order, as viewed in the Layers list on the CAMtastic panel. This order defines the sequence in which the layers are drawn when, for example, a Redraw command is issued.

Change the position of any individual layer in the order, simply by dragging and dropping it to a new position. Quickly reverse the order of the layers by clicking the Reverse Layers Order button.

Should you wish, you can also define that the current layer is always drawn last of all, by enabling the Draw Current Layer Last option.


  1. By default, the current layer is not drawn last. Enabling the Draw Current Layer Last option in the View/Change Layers Order dialog will update the corresponding setting on the CAM Editor - View/Language page of the Preferences dialog. This is an environmental setting and will therefore be applied to all new CAM documents.


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