How to change the order of drawing elements?

Use the DRAWORDER command.

A simple trick to bring entities on top without having to rely on DRAWORDER is to perform a cut/paste operation:

  1. Select the entity or entities.
  2. Press Ctrl X to cut the selection and copy it to the clipboard.
  3. Press Ctrl V; the selection is attached to the crosshairs.
  4. Press the Enter key to paste the entities at their original location.

The pasted entities become the latest or youngest entities, and therefore sit on top off older entities.

Note: DRAWORDER does not work when using rendered visualstyles in model space, or when a viewport having set a rendered visualstyle exists in paperspace.