Autocad Tricks and Tips.
This makes our work hard, especially delay it, because it is hard to select and edit objects around them when there are many other elements. In such cases, almost always when you choose the item you want, choose by mistake and another object, we need to make the selection once again, several times until we succeed. This can be very frustrating.
There are several ways to work more cleanly and faster.
The most common option is isolation layers. Putting out all the layers except the one with which we work. This of course is quite laborious in menager of layers. Help command comes “LAYISO”. When you run, you must select an object from the layer on which you want to work and AutoCAD will turn off all other layers. The screen remains only the desired layer on which to work.
In fact, the command is not a big secret, but often very underestimatе. I use it constantly and I can not imagine drawing without it.
More advanced, who already use it can make a fast command for it. “LAYISO” appears slowly and may be replaced by LI, LL, or something to you at your convenience.
Return of all layers is a “LAYUNISO”, which is also convenient to make a brief command for faster dialing.
These commands have appeared in the 2007 version, and before that version must to be installed Express Tools, to work with it.
The above command works in layers, but what can be done when you want to isolate only specific items, but they are in different layers?
Comes to help newly command in version 2011 “isolation facilities”.
It works similarly, but with objects. Play “ISOLATEOBJECTS” and return back through those consisting previous “UNISOLATEOBJECTS”. May be placed through the right click mouse menu “Isolate”- “Isolate Objects”.