look under Format. they moved these to core AutoCAD in 2007 version.
ACA (ADT), C3D (& LDT/CD)
(06, 07, & 08 with all SPs installed)
P4 - Dual Core 3.0 GHz, 3.00 GB RAM
nVidia GeForce 6800 GS AGP - 256 MB
Windows XP Pro, SP 2
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With Autocad 2004 I used Layer isolate and freeze a lot
(In express tools). In 2008 I can't find them. There is a pull down for
express tools but no isolate or freeze layers.
> Both commands are available on the Layers II toolbar. Also, Layer Isolate is now an active icon on the dashboard in the expanded part of the Layers control panel.
You can also type LAYFRZ and LAYISO. (Keyboard commandos 4-eva!)
I was getting frustrated with the way Layer Freeze in AutoCAD 2008 (and
maybe 2007?) handle blocks nested within xrefs. If you have a block
which contains entities on layer 0, which is itself on a different
layer, and the whole thing is in an xref, and you use 2008 layfrz, you
get this message:
Cannot freeze layer "0". It is the CURRENT layer.
You get that no matter what setting you use (Block, Entity, No nesting).
That's annoying, because with older versions of layer freeze, you could
put it in Block mode, and click on your entity, and it would freeze the
Xref layer that the block was inserted on. Yay. So I just snagged the
necessary commands from 2004 Express Tools and made a command
"LAYFRZ2004" (which I'm going to alias to LF and never use the current
If anybody else is annoyed by this behavior, I'd be happy to post the
9.37 KB worth of LSP code that you need to replace the current LAYFRZ
command. (Hopefully this is legal, since I snagged it from Express