By default, all objects are drawn on layer 0, which is basically the background layer of the Graphics View. A total of 10 layers are available (numbers 0 to 9) and higher numbered layers are drawn on top of lower numbered layers.
Using the Advanced tab of the Properties Dialog, you can change the layer for a certain object (layers from 0 to 9 available). Once you change the layer number for at least one object to be different from layer 0 (e. g., to layer 3), all new objects will be drawn on the layer with the highest number that is used for any object.
Further use of layers
- For SVG export, objects are grouped by layer.