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Turn ALL layers on/off at once?

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rochblue

Hi,

is it possible to turn every layer on and off all at once?

Gets rather annoying clicking every light bulb!

 

Thanks in advance.

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eldon

Assuming that you do not want to freeze the current layer, you can do it quickly at the command line.

 

Type as follows:

-la (Enter)

OFF (Enter)

* (Enter)

(Enter)

(Enter)

 

This turns every layer except the current layer OFF. Use the other options to turn ON, Freeze or Thaw. You could of course read the command line to see where you are, but I do this routine so often, that I don't read the command line :oops:

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Tiger

You can also while you are in the Layer Manager hit Ctrl+A and then click one lightbulb and they all go off.

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eldon

Isn't it a bit disconcerting to have all layers, including the current layer off :?

 

All you see is nothing :shock:

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Tiger
Isn't it a bit disconcerting to have all layers, including the current layer off :?

 

All you see is nothing :shock:

 

for the minimalistic designer it is perfect :D

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rochblue

Thanks guys, both methods will come in useful! :D

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ReMark

Create a macro for each action (all on - all off) and assign it to a button. Then create a toolbar with the two buttons on it or add the buttons to an existing toolbar.

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alanjt
for the minimalistic designer it is perfect :D

now that's what i call hardcore.

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f700es

Well if you only want 1 layer on (or a few) you can simply use the Isolate Layer command in Layers 2 toolbar. The default keyboard entry is "IL" or you can type "LAYISO". Once run ACAD will ask you to "Select objects on the layer(s) to be isolated". Here you can select one or many objects. Comes in handy when cleaning up drawings or cleaning it up to work on certain items. "LAYUNISO" will return the layer setting to what you had before.

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tzframpton
Well if you only want 1 layer on (or a few) you can simply use the Isolate Layer command in Layers 2 toolbar. The default keyboard entry is "IL" or you can type "LAYISO". Once run ACAD will ask you to "Select objects on the layer(s) to be isolated". Here you can select one or many objects. Comes in handy when cleaning up drawings or cleaning it up to work on certain items. "LAYUNISO" will return the layer setting to what you had before.

I use this A LOT. Very handy procedure. :)

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OLD SCHOOL

Right click in the layer dialogue box - select all - change what you need to.

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Cad64
Well if you only want 1 layer on (or a few) you can simply use the Isolate Layer command in Layers 2 toolbar. The default keyboard entry is "IL" or you can type "LAYISO". Once run ACAD will ask you to "Select objects on the layer(s) to be isolated". Here you can select one or many objects. Comes in handy when cleaning up drawings or cleaning it up to work on certain items. "LAYUNISO" will return the layer setting to what you had before.

 

I use this A LOT. Very handy procedure. :)

 

Same here

 

IL for LAYISO

UL for LAYUNISO

 

Very handy for cleaning up other people's drawings. :wink:

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