Locking and Unlocking Layers

Locking layers is useful when you want to edit objects associated with particular layers but also want to view but not edit objects on other layers. You cannot edit or select the objects on a locked layer; however, the objects are still visible if the layer is on and thawed. You can make a locked layer current, and you can draw new objects on the locked layer.

You can also use inquiry commands (such as LIST) and apply object snaps to objects on locked layers. You can freeze and turn off locked layers and change their associated properties.

To lock or unlock layers for editing

  1. From the Format menu, choose Layer.
  2. In the Layer Properties Manager, select the layers to lock or unlock.
  3. Click the Lock/Unlock icon on or off.
  4. Choose OK.

Command line LAYER
Related -LAYER locks and unlocks layers on the command line.

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