Thursday, November 21, 2013

Create a layer filter for Non-xrefed layers!

Occasionally I work with a lot of layers and a lot of xrefs and it gets pretty annoying when I am scrolling the the layer properties manager looking for a specific layer. But that's why we have layer filters!

Here is a "No Xref" filter that will hide all the xref layers. First, go into your layer properties manager and hit Alt+P or click on the New Property Filter icon at the top.

Now in the layer filter properties dialog box give your filter a name, something original like "No Xref". Then under filter definition in the Name column put ~*|*. This will display all of your layers without the "|" symbol which is in every xref layer.