Freezing or Thawing Layers in the Active Viewport

You can freeze or thaw layers in the active floating viewport without affecting other viewports. (Floating viewports are displayed in layouts; tiled viewports are displayed in model space.) Frozen layers are invisible. They are not regenerated or plotted. This feature is useful, for example, if you want to create an annotation layer that is visible only in a particular viewport. Thawing restores the layer’s visibility (and regenerates the drawing). For more detailed information about defining layer properties for plotting, see “Controlling Visibility in Floating Viewports.”

To freeze or thaw layers in the active floating viewport

  1. From the Format menu, choose Layer.
  2. In the Layer Properties Manager, select the layers to freeze or thaw and choose Show Details.
  3. Select or clear Freeze in Active Viewport.
  4. Choose OK.

Command line LAYER
System variables MAXACTVP sets the maximum number of floating viewports.
Related VPLAYER freezes and thaws layers in floating viewports.

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