Quick Reference

Deletes all objects on a layer and purges the layer.

Access Methods


 Ribbon: Home tabLayers panelDeleteNot available on the ribbon in the current workspace
 Menu: FormatLayer ToolsLayer DeleteNot available in menus in the current workspace


This command also changes block definitions that use the layer to be deleted. Objects on that layer are also deleted from all block definitions and the affected blocks are redefined.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed.

Select object on layer to delete or [Name]: Select an object or enter n to display the Delete Layers dialog box

If you enter -laydel at the Command prompt, options are displayed.

Select Object on Layer to Delete

Select an object on the layer you want to delete.


Displays the Delete Layers dialog box.