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Layer "freeze" like in AutoCAD?

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AutoCAD has a great pair of tools for instantly turning off, or "freezing" a layer by simply clicking on any object on that layer. Is there a quick, simple and direct way to do this in VW?

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ya, it is a very desired character. Anyday VW is much superior to AutoCad , but it would be great if it can the match layer control qualities, then nothing could be better.

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please remember that layers in AutoCAD are similar to classes in VectorWorks. So what you need is a tool to turn off a class by clicking on an object.

I wrote of these tools for myself.

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I use those Layer Off and Layer Freeze commands a lot when I work in Autocad. They're so important in AC that I wrote Lisp routines to do them back in 1989, when they weren't built in or even in "Express Tools".

But I never think about it when using VectorWorks. Other techniques take the place of those. For example, I toggle Layer Options a lot (Current Only - Show/Snap Others - Modify Others), in combination with the Ctrl-arrow keys for cycling through the layers. And I have all those commands assigned to single keystrokes.

And a lot of things I would do with layers in AC I do with Groups in VW. I use Groups a lot, often temporary groups, since they're so easy to create and edit. I have a function key assigned to each of the 4 Group commands.

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