I am new to Fireworks and went to create my first animation
today however when i add a new frame it is not empty it has all the
layers in it from the previous frame 1. If i then remove the layers
it removes them as well from the frame 1. I want to have diferent
layers in diferent frames.
You are not doing anything wrong; it's just that in Fireworks
the layer structure is preserved all across the frames. What
does change from frame to frame is the content inside each
Thus, your new frame is still considered empty, because there
is no content inside those layers in that particular frame. You can
add content to those layers, or add more layers, or share the
content of a layer across all frames.
This setup works very well for animation projects. If you
really must start anew without any layers, use Pages instead.