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Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

(OP)
I used to like to use a command at the command prompt....so that you could Freeze all the layers except that one the active layer. Seems like it was "Layer", "F" and then "*". It was very handy.
Can't seem to do this with the dialog box.

RE: Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

Try putting a hyphen in front of the typed command "-layer" will run the command in the command line, with F for Freeze as one of the options. From your description though, what you really want is the Isolate Layer command (layiso) which turns off all the layers except the one(s) you pick.

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RE: Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

Or in the Layer box you can right click on a layer and tell it to "Isolate selected layers" and it will do the same.

RE: Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

Edit Acad.lsp and add a macro called LF to freeze or hide all but the current layer.

RE: Is there a way to turn off the LAYER dialog box?

(OP)
Pinwards,

Thanks for the -layer tip. That is exactly what I was looking for. Hard teaching an old dog new tricks....

-la <Enter>
f <Enter>
[Enter list of layers to freeze]
* <Enter>
[Enter an option]
<Enter>

Done
I count 9 button pushes... I'm satisfied with that, don't know if the other methods can beat that!

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