Turn on/off layers in the current viewport only,
I’m wondering if there is a command that can be plugged on the “quick access toolbar” by which one can turn on/off layers in the current viewport only.
The available command to do so is “Freeze and thaw in current viewport” (attached) and it sounds it can’t be plugged in the “quick access toolbar”!
Is there a way to plug the command “Freeze and thaw in current viewport” in the “quick access toolbar” (attached)?
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You can go to the Command Aliases dialog and make a keyboard shortcut for those commands. I use a key for freeze then a double tap on that same key for thaw. This method may be easier and more user friendly than creating a new tool, with a corresponding tool icon, in the CUI.
Thank you guys foe the help,
Where is (when working on the lay out mode to target only one of the viewports!) the
>> by which one can turn on/off layers in the current viewport only
well, the icon for "freeze in current viewport" is there (and it looks different to my AutoCAD 2013-icon), this is it:
If you use this icon (or command _LAYFRZ) while you are in modelspace it does a normal "Freeze Layer", but when you start that icon while you are in layout/within viewport ==> it does a VP-LayerFreeze (look also to options for this command).
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Thank you Alfred for the help, i like the screenshot.
This is great that this command will freeze layers on the current viewport only!
>> Why the turn on/off doesn’t have such behavior? To turn on/off layers on the current viewport ONLY?
For viewports it's on VP-Freeze available, there does not exist an option/function VP-OFF in AutoCAD, so there is also no command to do this.
>> Where one can find a command for plot on/off?
I don't know a command that lets set a layer to no-plot by selecting an object, so it seems to be necessary to learn some development for AutoCAD now
I guess for someone kown to LISP it's 4 or 5 lines for select object, get the objects layer and set this layer to no-plot, but sorry that I don't know enough LISP to make that code runtime-secure.
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Many thanks Alfred.
I can't get this to work. What is freeze exactly? I'm trying to make one layer not visible in one viewport only. Is this the same thing?
>> I can't get this to work. What is freeze exactly?
>> I'm trying to make one layer not visible in one viewport only. Is this the same thing?
You have to be careful about "Freeze" and "VP Freeze" (which stands for Viewport-freeze), that are two different option, ony the second one is what you are looking for. (the first option makes objects invisible in the complete drawing, not just for one viewport).
Also important to that: you have to be "within the viewport" (so change to the layout with the viewport and double-click in the viewport) otherwise AutoCAD does not know what viewport you mean when freezing in current viewport.
Here you can see a screenshot of the layer properties manager with the column marked for "your" switch.
>> I can't get this to work.
If there is something I did not mention and you don't get it working again, then please let us know your steps, maybe a sample drawing to show how you set special layers in specific viewports.
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