LAYISO
 
 
 
Quick Reference

Hides or locks all layers except those of the selected objects.

Access Methods

Button

 Ribbon: Home tabLayers panelIsolateNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace.
 Menu: Format  Layer Tools  Layer IsolateNot available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Layers II 

Summary

All layers except the layers of the selected objects are either turned off, frozen in the current layout viewport, or locked, depending on the current setting. The layers that remain visible and unlocked are called isolated.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Current setting: <current settings>

Select objects on the layer(s) to be isolated or [Settings]: Select objects or enter s

Select Objects on the Layer(s) to be Isolated

After selecting one or more objects, all layers except the layers of the selected objects are either turned off, frozen in the current layout viewport, or locked, depending on the current setting. The layers that remain visible and unlocked are termed isolated.

NoteLocked layers are faded by default. You can specify the percent of the fading from the Lock option in this command. You can later change the value with the LAYLOCKFADECTL system variable.

If you make changes to layers within a session and you want to restore the layers to the state they were in immediately before you entered the LAYISO command, use the LAYUNISO command.

Settings

Controls whether layers are turned off, frozen in the current layout viewports, or locked.

Off

Turns off or freezes all layers except the layers of the selected objects.

Vpfreeze

In a layout, freezes all but the selected layers in the current layout viewport only. Other layout viewports in the drawing are unchanged.

If not in a layout, all other layers are turned off instead.

Off

Turns off all but the selected layers in all viewports.

Lock and Fade

Locks all layers except the layers of the selected objects, and sets the fading for locked layers.