Turns off layers associated with entities selected in the drawing; off layers cannot be seen (short for "layer off").
Accessing the Command
command bar: layoff
menu bar: Settings | Layers | Layer Off
ribbon: Home | Layers | Layer Off
toolbar: Layers | Layer Off
Prompts you in the command bar:
Current setting: Viewports=Off, Block nesting level=Block
Select an entity on the layer to be turned off or [Settings]: (Choose an entity, or ekes type S)
This layer has been turned off: <LayerName>.
Select an entity on the layer to be turned off or [Settings]: (Choose another entity, or else press Enter to exit the command)
Select an entity on the layer to be turned off
Selects an entity whose layer is to be turned off. This prompt repeats itself until you press Enter so that you can turn off more than one layer.
Specifies how viewports, blocks, and xrefs should be turned off; prompts you:
Enter setting type for [Viewports/Block selection] - (enter an option):
LayOn - turns on all layers that have been turned off.
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.
LayIso - isolates layers associated with selected entities.
LayLck - locks layers associated with selected entities.
LayUlk - unlocks layers associated with selected entities.