Isolates layers associated with entities that you select in the drawing; all other layers are either locked or turned off (hidden); short for "layer isolate."
Note: Use the LayUnIso command to unlock or unhide isolated layers.
Accessing the Command
command bar: layiso
menu bar:Settings | Layers | Isolate Layer
ribbon: Home | Layers | isolate
toolbar: Layers | Isolate
Prompts you in the command bar:
Current setting: Lock layers
Select entities on the layer(s) to be isolated or [Settings]: (Pick one or more entities, or type S)
Entities in set: 1
Select entities on the layer(s) to be isolated or [Settings]: ((Pick more entities, or type S or press Enter to exit the command))
Number of isolated layers: xx.
- When only one entity is selected (or multiple entities on the same layer) and this layer is not the current layer, BricsCAD reports:
This layer has been isolated: <LayerName>. This layer is current: <LayerName>.
- When no entity on the current layer is selected, the layer of the most recently selected entity becomes the current layer. BricsCAD reports:
Number of isolated layers: xx. This layer is current: <LayerName>.
- After running the LAYUNISO command, the layer that was current before is current again.
Select entities on the layer(s) to be isolated
Selects one or more entities whose layers should be isolated; the prompt repeats itself until you press Enter so that you can isolate more than one layer.
All other layers are locked or turned off.
Specifies how layers and viewports should be isolated; prompts you:
Enter setting for layers not isolated [Off/Lock] - (enter an option):
Layer - creates layers and changes their properties in the Drawing Explorer.
-Layer - creates layers and changes their properties in the command bar.
LayerState - saves and restores layer states.
LayFrz - freezes layers associated with selected entities.
LayThw - thaws all frozen layers.
LayLck - locks layers associated with selected entities.
LayUlk - unlocks layers associated with selected entities.
LayOff - turns off layers associated with selected entities.
LayOn - turns on all layers that have been turned off.
LayUnIso - unisolates locked or turned off layers.