Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Advanced layer tools, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- We've seen how to manually select objects…and turn layers off using the lay off tool,…but what about the reverse?…Another tool in a similar vein,…and one I find incredibly useful,…is the layer isolate command.…If you have a drawing with a lot of layers,…and I regularly see architectural drawings…with 100 layers or more, turning off layers individually…can be a very tedious exercise, especially if you…only want to work with a handful of these 100 layers.…I'll start the layer isolate command found here…and I'm asked to choose which objects I want…on the current layers to work with.…
In this case, I'm only going to choose the walls…and doors and I'll press return.…All of the other layers have now been turned off.…To restore the previous layer display state,…I'll select layer un-isolate, here.…This will turn back on only the layers…that were turned off by the layer isolate command.…If I had previously turned off layers or frozen them,…they will remain off and/or frozen.…There is also a settings option here…in the layer isolate command at the command line.…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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