AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Layer Isolate doesn't really isolate

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11-18-2011 09:11 AM

This is more of a gripe than a question (but I would still be grateful if anyone has a solution). I’ve recently come to 2012 from 2008. Many changes have been an improvement but I’ve found one that’s not so hot IMO. Why did they change “layer isolate” to “layer fade and lock”?


For example, previously, if I wanted to change the properties of objects on a particular layer, I could perform the layer isolate command and everything else would be turned off. I couldn’t select anything else if I wanted to. Now, however, all the other layers are only locked against editing (and faded to whatever degree I have LAYLOCKFADECTL set to.) I still have to go through an extra step to select the type of object (line, polyline, hatch, block, etc.) if the type of property is specific to that entity.


Is there a better way I can do that which I’ve been doing for years?

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Re: Layer Isolate doesn't really isolate

11-18-2011 09:31 AM in reply to: pmarx

Why gripe, LAYISO and look at the command line for Settings.

Go back to 2008, same options were given to you.

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Re: Layer Isolate doesn't really isolate

11-18-2011 11:44 AM in reply to: pmarx for the SETTINGS option and what it can do (as well as watching the command line for choices as noted above).

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