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Alphabetical by name of thing. Please suggest improvements and additions. Many things have changed, many have stayed the same. Layer theory hasn't changed much. Current as of Archicad 20, which prompted some layer changes.

Big table below the fold.

Item Layer Note
Area Calculation Fill Z Measurement
Baseboard F Trim Int Lo
Bathtub P Fixture
Beam, Moment Frame S Frame Beam For Wall Bracing plan
Beam, Structural S Beam To show in 3D
Beam, Structural S Framing To show in Structure Plan only
Bench F Counter
Bookshelves F Shelves
Bracket F Trim Int/Ext Hi
Builtin Labels ("Bench") +A Arch Note Reg Scale
Cabinet, Base F Cabinet Base
Cabinet, Upper F Cabinet Upper
Cabinet parts, 3D F Cabs3 To show in 3D only
Car; Plan F Furniture
Ceiling, attic A Ceiling3 Slab within roofs
Ceiling, lowered A Ceiling3 Slab below story above's S Deck slab
Ceiling lines A Ceiling2
Chair Rail F Trim Int/Ext Mid
Chimney Parts A Fireplace/Chimney2 To show in Plan
Chimney Parts A Chimney/Fireplace3 To show in 3D only
Clip Line (Ceiling) A Ceiling2
Closet Shelf F Cabinet Upper
Coffer Beams A Soffit2 Use a dotted line for the beam or slab.
Column, Decorative F Trim Int/Ext Mid To show in 3D only
Column, Decorative A Wall Int/Ext To show in Plan
Column, Moment Frame S Frame Column For Wall Bracing plan
Column, Structural S Column
Concrete Slab S Slab 3D Only
Cooktop A Appliance
Countertop F Counter
Crown Moulding F Trim Int/Ext Hi 3D Only
Crown Moulding (RCP) F Trim Crown To show in RCP
Cutline, Stair A Stair2 Use object's cutline feature
Deck Railing A Deck Railing
Deck Structure S Deck
Deck Surface A Deck2 To show in Plan
Deck Surface A Deck3 To show in 3D only
Decorative items, non-furniture F Decor BIMx and render only
Detail Marker Note layer of drawing type
Downspout F Gutter
Drawing Area (Object) +Z Drawing Area
Drawing in Layout +Z Layout
Plan Title Note layer of drawing type Only plans have title objects in the window
Driveway (Mesh) L Drive3
Elec Fixtures Complicated.
Elec Fixture, Wall & Floor, Symbol only E Symbol2 To show in Elec Plan
Elec Fixtures, Wall & Floor, 3D E Wall Fixture3 To show in Elec Plan, Int Elev
Elec Fixture Symbols, Ceiling, Symbol Only E Ceiling Symbol2 To show in Elec Plan, RCP
Elec Fixtures, Ceiling, 3D E Ceiling Fixture3 To show in Elec Plan, RCP, Int Elev
Elec Fixtures, Exterior, 3D E Ext Fixture3 To show in Elec Plan, Elevations, BIMx
Elec Fixtures, Ext, Clg, 3D E Ext Clg Fixture3 To show in EP, RCP, 1/4" Elevs, BIMx
Elevator A Wall Int Bugs me, but not enough to have a single-element layer
Energy Calculation Fill Z Measurement
Fireplace A Fireplace/Chimney2
Floor joist deck S Deck
Floor Pattern F Floor Fin2 Fills
Flooring, Finish F Floor Fin3 3D Only
Chimney Flue A Fireplace/Chimney2 A Fireplace/Chimney3 to hide in plan
Footing S Footing Use a dotted line for the slab.
Foundation Perimeter on Site Plan +C Footprint
Foundation Walls & Piers S Wall2 Plan & 3D
Foundation Walls & Piers S Wall3 3D Only
Furniture F Furniture
Gutter F Gutter
Hearth, flush F Floor Fin2
Hearth, raised F Counter
HVAC Register, Floor M Fixture
HVAC Register, Ceiling M Ceiling Fixture
Hotspot (Drawing Aid) ! Non-Print, ! Site Non-Print Not needed, use sparingly, reconsider.
Hotspot (Plan Alignment) Archicad Layer
House on Site Plan +L House Line 3D Top View drawing is better
Interior Elevation Marker +Z SE Hide To hide in plan
Interior Elevation Marker +Z SE Show To show in plan
Joists, 2D Fill S Framing
Joists, Modeled S Framing Very rare, optional
Label Note layer of drawing type
Mantel F Trim Int/Ext Mid
Mask Fills, Sect/Elev +A Misc Line
Mech Equipment M Equip Plan, Mech Plan, 3D
Note Text Note layer of drawing type
Object Creation Resources Z Object Lab Slabifying slabs, e.g.
Oven, wall F Cabs3 The oven itself. The cabinet goes on F Shelves.
Oven, wall A Appliance To show in plan
Outlet, Electrical, symbol only E Symbol2 Electrical plan
Outlet, Electrical, 3D E Wall Fixture3 Electrical plan, Int Elev
Panels F Trim Int/Ext Mid Thin wall with panel windows or objects
Panels, trim, in slabs/roofs F Trim Int/Ext Hi 3D Only
Panels, trim, in slabs/roofs F Trim Crown To show in RCP
Pantry Shelves F Shelves
Pantry cabinet (built with walls) F Shelves
Patches Layer of patched elements Usually a Wall layer. In Sect/Elev, use +A Misc Line
Pergola F Trellis
Picture (Scanned) Z Image Scan
Pool A Deck2
Refrigertor A Appliance
Roof Overhang A Soffit2 Polylines
Roof A Roof2 Plan and 3D
Roof A Roof3 3D Only
Room Name Object +Z Zones Use zones instead
Sconce, 3D E Wall Fixture3
Sconce, symbol E Symbol2
Section or Elevation Marker +Z SE Hide To hide in plan output
Section or Elevation Marker +Z SE Show To show in plan output
Shower Head P Fixture
Shower Pan P Fixture
Sink P Fixture
Site (Mesh) C Site3
Site (Mesh), original C Site3 Existing Backup of site data
Site Boundary C Site2
Site Topo Contour (Existing) C Topo Existing
Site Topo Contour (Modified) C Topo New
Site Topo Labels +C Site Note
Soffit, Exterior A Soffit3
Soffit panels F Trim Crown To show in RCP, overwise F Trim Int Hi
Solid Element Operators X SEO General
Stair Arrow +A Arch Note Reg Scale
Stair Newel A Stair Railing
Stair Railing A Stair Railing To hide in Structure Plan
Stair Stringer (Wall, Object) A Stair3
Stair Tread (Slab, Roof, Object) A Stair2 If it looks good, otherwise A Stair3
Stair Tread 2D A Stair2 If real treads don't look good
Switch, Electrical, symbol only E Symbol2 Electrical plan
Switch, Electrical, 3D E Wall Fixture3 Electrical plan, Int Elev
Switch Path (Electrical) +E Elec Note
Terrace A Deck2
Toilet P Fixture
Tree, Model L Tree3
Tree, Symbol L Tree2
Trellis F Trellis
Vanity Top F Counter
Wainscot F Trim Int Lo
Wall Poche Mask +A Wall Mask
Washer/Dryer A Appliance
Zone +Z Zones