Buzzsaw General Discussion

Buzzsaw General Discussion

New Member
1 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎11-30-2011
Post 1 of 2

Slow switching between layers.

262 Views, 1 Replies
11-30-2011 03:41 PM

When switching between layers, Zooming, or changing views my drawing will lockup for about 5 min and then I am able to work again.


System is

AMD Phenom Quad Core

6GB ram

Raid 10

FirePro V4800


Not sure what direction to take from here.

14 Posts
0 Kudos
Registered: ‎08-22-2007
Post 2 of 2

Re: Slow switching between layers.

12-02-2011 05:15 PM in reply to: decoart

You may have too many layers in the drawing.  AutoCAD drawings that have a large number of layer filters can affect system performance significantly. In some cases, you may not even be able to access the Layer Properties Manager. To remove layer filters from a drawing, use the FILTERS command.  (See for steps on how to do this.


The excess layer filters alert is controlled by the sysvar LAYERFILTERALERT.

0 Off

1 When the Layer Manager is opened, deletes all layer filters; no message is displayed

2 When the Layer Manager is opened, displays a message that states the problem, recommends deleting all filters, and offers a choice: "Do you want to delete all layer filters now?"

3 When the drawing is opened, displays a message that states the problem and offers to display a dialog box where you can choose which filters to delete

The default for the sysvar is 2 i.e. the alert will display only when the Layer Manager is open.


Hope this helps. 

Post to the Community

Have questions about Autodesk products? Ask the community.

New Post
Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

New Buzzsaw Category!

The Buzzsaw forum has moved into it's very own category page, and can no longer be found within the Additional Product Forums.

Are you interested in helping shape the future of the Autodesk Community? To participate in this brief usability study, please click here. Your time and input is greatly appreciated!