Message: Do you want to display the layer?

Reference Number: KB-01174
Last Modified: June 15, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


When I place an object in a plan, a Question message will sometimes ask "Do you want to turn on the display of this layer in the current view?"  Why does this happen?


This Question message will display if you try to draw, place, or have the program generate an object that will be placed on a layer that is not turned on in the current view.

For example, if you are in floor plan view and the "Windows" layer has been turned off in the Layer Display Options dialog, and you try to place a window in a wall, the message will display.

  • Click Yes to turn on the layer so that you can see the object you just created in the current view.

  • Click No to leave the layer turned off in the current view.  Note that the object will still be created - it just will not be visible in the current view until its layer is turned on.         

  • Click Cancel to avoid making any changes.