The Layer Panel

The layer panel contains a structured overview over all layers with their respective names, materials, and types (e.g. silk screen, solder paste, signal layer, etc.). Additionally, each layer is assigned a specific colour making it easier to spot layers of the same type on first glance (e.g. orange for copper, green for solder mask).

Fig 1. - PCB-Investigator Layer panel.

If possible, this layer overview gets generated automatically, but it should be noted that not all data formats provide the same degree of information, some - especially Gerber as the most "basic" format - lack necessary information like the layer material and being only a single file also the layer structure which should be complemented manually.