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Turn off specific layers only in certain viewports

This is just a quick question. I was wondering if there is any way to turn off or hide specific layers in just ONE viewport. i would want the layers visible in model space or other viewports.

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  • Hi Jim, that is possible: select the viewport, then open de Drawing Explorer/Layers dialog. You will see a number of Vp* columns, which affect the selected viewport only.

  • edited August 13

    Thanks Louis. I found columns for transparency and line width and to freeze the Viewport layer, but I couldn't figure out how to hIde the layer in that viewport.

  • The VP Freeze column, which appears right next to the Freeze column (but not when you're in the Model tab), works the same way as the Freeze column, except that it only freezes or thaws the layer in the current viewport or layout.

  • Hi Jim
    The Drawing Explorer dialog might be too small to display all VP layers, hover over the right edge of the dialog box and drag when the double arrow displays to make it wider or use the horizontal slide bar.

  • edited August 14

    @Anthony Apostolaros said:
    The VP Freeze column, which appears right next to the Freeze column (but not when you're in the Model tab), works the same way as the Freeze column, except that it only freezes or thaws the layer in the current viewport or layout.

    Thanks. I had already selected the layers I wanted hidden in the VP Freeze columm. But I wasn't seeing anything happen. I didn't realize I had to toggle the viewport mode to have the changes implemented. Just freezing the layer in the Drawing Explorer doesn't change the layout view. You have to toggle the viewport mode first.

  • Hi Jim, sorry for not being clear enough, when I wrote 'Select the viewport' I mean double click inside the viewport .... When no viewport is active, the VP settings apply to the layout (= entities in paperspace).

  • @Louis Verdonck said:
    Hi Jim
    The Drawing Explorer dialog might be too small to display all VP layers..

    Thanks Louis. I realize now to get the changes applied to the layout, I have to toggle the viewport mode.

  • And if you use Layer States to control which layers are visible in the model tab, that can also be used to automatically set which layers are VP-frozen in a viewport.

  • @Anthony Apostolaros said:
    And if you use Layer States to control which layers are visible in the model tab, that can also be used to automatically set which layers are VP-frozen in a viewport.

    Thanks. I could have saved myself some headaches if I knew about these things years ago. I've always worked alone. No other CAD designers here. So this forum has been a God -send to me. ,

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