Define Layers

Use the Layer Properties dialog to define or edit the layers on which your data can be placed. Every object in Tilos is placed on a layer. Layers can be best compared to transparent slides on an overhead projector. Layers have the function of temporarily hiding objects in a view by deactivating the particular layer on which they reside. Furthermore, Activities on a layer can be shown in a unified color.

Ways to access

  • In the Tilos Explorer, expand Project data > Graphic Libraries > Layers. Double-click Layers and then the Add Layer icon or double-click an existing layer.


  1. You can add a new layer with the button add .

  2. Select the new entry in the table and open the details .

  3. Enter a name for the layer.

  4. Select the layer color to be shown in a view: (They are only used for displaying objects based on their layer color).

  • Activity - color for the Activity line.

  • Fill -color for the background of the Activity fill.

  • Pattern -color for the pattern of them Activity fill.

  1. If necessary, activate the following options:

  • Default (activity) - new objects are linked to the default layer. Only one layer can be defined as default!

  • Default (annotation) - Annotation for newly created Activities will automatically be deposited onto this layer. If a layer for this option does not exist, the annotation will be deposited on the same layer as the Activity!

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Further information

Defining layers


Displaying layers