Quick Answer: How Do You Freeze An Xref Layer?

How do I freeze an xref layer in AutoCAD?

In previous versions of Autocad 2008 and earlier you could start a new drawing xref in a drawing then switch to layout and create a viewport that would show the xref.

Then you could click inside that viewport and run the FL (freeze layer) command and selectively freeze layers by clicking on them..

What are xref overrides?

You can change or override the visibility, color, linetype, and other properties of an xref’s layers and define how you want those changes handled when the xref is reloaded. Use the VISRETAIN and VISRETAINMODE system variables to get the desired behavior for the xref layer properties in the host drawing.

How do I freeze a layer in a single viewport?

Go to desired layout tab.Click inside of Viewport.Type LAYER to get into Layer Manager.Select desired Layer and turn off VP Freeze.

How do you freeze a layer in viewports except one?

When you are in a viewport and you go to the Layer Properties Manager, you will find a new option when you right-click on any layer. Under VP Freeze Layer, you will find a new option which is used to viewport-freeze the layer in all viewports except the current one.

What is new VP freeze AutoCAD?

VP Freeze allows you to freeze a layer in a specific viewport. That layer will act as if it is frozen but only in that specific viewport. This allows you to show that layer in one viewport but not in others. NEW VP Freeze will automatically freeze that layer when a new viewport is created.

How do you freeze a layer?

Double-click within a layout viewport to make it current. Click Home tab Layer panel Layer Properties. In the Layer Properties Manager, select the layers to freeze or thaw. Click the icon in the VP Freeze column for the selected layers.

What happens when you freeze a layer in AutoCAD?

When you freeze a layer, the visible effect is the same as turning a layer off. The difference, however, is that when you freeze a layer, AutoCAD releases it from memory. If you refresh a drawing after freezing a layer, the layer won’t reappear.

What does Visretain do in Autocad?

Controls visibility, color, linetype, lineweight, and plot styles. Use this system variable in conjunction with the VISRETAINMODE system variable to manage which xref layer property overrides you want to automatically sync on reload. The layer table, as stored in the reference drawing (xref), takes precedence.

What is Psltscale in Autocad?

When a drawing is viewed in a layout the lines are displayed relative to the viewport scaling factor. Setting the PSLTSCALE system variable allows to maintain the same linetype scaling for objects displayed at different zoom factors in a layout and in a layout viewport.