This plug-in allow to automatically dispatch new entities to specific layers based on their type.

Have you ever wanted that Autodesk® AutoCAD® Mechanical trick that move automatically dims and hatches to specific layers?

Now you can even with plain vanilla Autodesk® AutoCAD®.

The plugin is really easy to use, just open the options form and define which layer should get a newly inserted entity.

The settings are user-based, so you have to do this only once and it will work on every drawing you'll work on.

Simple and very functional, you'll forget it's activated and wonder why it's not a basic feature of AutoCAD.


There are eight entity categories recognized:

  • Dimensions (linear, aligned, radius, diameter and angle dimensions)
  • Hatches
  • Viewports
  • Texts (MText and single line)
  • Leaders (MLeaders and simple leaders)
  • Tables
  • XRefs
  • Blocks (filtered by name) (NEW!)


The plug-in will react to specific command execution and will momentary change the current layer until the command ends.

If the layer you defined does not exist, it will be created with a few basic settings (name, color and linetype).

When the command ends, the previous layer will be restored.

It works only with newly created entities and with entities created by standard AutoCAD commands.

That means that your custom commands or other plug-ins will work without any interference by comsLayerIt!.

This software is free and will remain free. However, you cannot sell or distribute it for profit, nor you cannot decompile and use the code without explicit agreement with us.

If you like it or if you are using it for business, please consider buying our comsSaveIt! Plugin. It's cheap and may save you hours of hard work.

Also it will allow us to keep this and other great tools free.

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About This Version

Version 1.5.1, 6/17/2019
Fixed viewports assignment with mview command

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Customer Reviews

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  • A Must Have
    Kim Peters | May 20, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks for this super helpful plug-in.  Saves me from having to swtich back and forth between layers.

  • Awesome !
    Majed Mothanna | January 16, 2019 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Sebastian Skrzypkowski | July 22, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)


    Massimo Cicognani (Publisher) | July 22, 2017

    I'll look into it! Thank you for your feedback! For any further feedback, please write to support@quit3.com, so I could write you back when I fix the problem.

  • AutoCAD Structural Detailing?
    Adrian Batacui | October 28, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Hi! First, this add-on is amazing, works like a charm for AutoCAD! I have just one problem with it: Recently I installed AutoCAD Structural Detailing and it seems that I cannot use your software with it. Does Structural Detailing not support 'comsLayerIt'?

  • Set it and forget it
    Daniel Bull | April 14, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Very helpful to save time, set it once and you forget its there. Didn't realize how much it did for me until I updated to 2016 and now don't have it yet. Can't wait for an update!

  • Good plug-in
    Massimiliano Baratta | January 19, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Helps to save a ton of time. Will be follow update with customization? Should be good to extend it to all entities and to block (for each block name), dimension type (Linear, Angular, Ordinate, etc...)

    Massimo Cicognani (Publisher) | February 10, 2015

    Thank you for your feedback! We always listen to our customer's, the idea to distribute block references based on their name has already been submitted and may be present in the next release. We'll expand this tool, but we strongly want to keep it simple, like a fire&forget. Thank you again

  • Should be a basic feature of AutoCAD
    JOHN DEVORE | July 07, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Fantastic Add-in, Saves a ton of time from switching back and forth to commonly used layers.

  • Works like a charm
    Craig McGrath | April 29, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Fantastic and most useful add on to autocad ever. Missing it a lot for 2015 and can't wait for an updated version!

    Massimo Cicognani (Publisher) | May 19, 2014

    Thank you Craig. 2015 version is ready, check back soon!

  • очень удобно!
    eugene froogie | October 24, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    жаль только мало параметров

  • 图层
    xianhui xiao | August 29, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)


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