LAYFRZ (Command)


Freezes the layer of selected objects.

Access Methods


 Ribbon:  Home tab Layers panel Freeze Not available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu:  Format Layer Tools Layer Freeze Not available in menus in the current workspace
 Toolbar: Layers II


Objects on frozen layers are invisible. In large drawings, freezing unneeded layers speeds up operations involving display and regeneration. In a layout, you can freeze layers in individual layout viewports.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select an Object on a Layer to be Frozen

Specifies the layer to be frozen.


Displays settings for viewports and block definitions. The setting you choose persists from session to session.


Displays settings for viewports.

  • Freeze. Freezes all objects in all viewports.
  • Vpfreeze. Freezes an object in the current viewport only.
Block Selection

Displays settings for block definitions.

  • Block. If a selected object is nested in a block, freezes the layer of that block. If a selected object is nested in an xref, freezes the layer of the object.
  • Entity. Freezes the layers of selected objects even if they are nested in an xref or a block.
  • None. If a block or an xref is selected, freezes the layer containing that block or xref.


Cancels the previous layer selection.