What is Layer Isolate (LAYISO) command? How to use it?

When the geometric objects are complex and when there are many layers in the drawing, we may want to simplify the drawings and improve efficiency by turning off some irrelevant layers.

But if it would be inconvenient to turn off every layer in the Layer Properties Manager or the layer table, CAD provides a useful tool: Layer Isolate (LAYISO), as shown in the following picture,

LAYISO command has an advantage that it’s quick and direct effect and can be used directly to select the geometric object to be displayed or edited with other layers isolated.

You can also enter LAYISO,

Then press Enter key, you are prompted to select objects on the layer(s) to be isolated, as shown in the following picture,

Before LAYISO, as shown in the following picture,

After LAYISO, as shown in the following picture,

How to restore layers hidden or locked by the LAYISO command?

Enter LAYUNISO, as shown in the following picture,

Then press Enter key to confirm, you can see the what have been hidden or locked restore.

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