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Hot Opal
23.05.2017, 03:44
In Autocad is it possible to have layers turned ON in Paper Space to enable printing while the layers are turned OFF in Model Space?

John Connor
23.05.2017, 11:51
If you turn a layer off in model space then switch to your paper space layout and check your viewport(s) how do expect the same layer to now be visible?  You do realize you can freeze/thaw layers in the current layout viewport don't you?

Robert_D
23.05.2017, 16:37
Unusual request.Create layerstates; one MODEL & one PAPERSPACE with your layer visibility set as you like it, for a fast switch between the two visible states?Don't work in modelspace. Create a layout with a viewport & use as your working area.Viewport Freeze desired layer(s).

Hot Opal
02.06.2017, 02:08
Thanks Guys, I have tried the freeze trick but I may not be doing it properly.I have a drawing with many layers overlapping (ie Foundations, Floor 1, Floor 2, Roof)and when I want to print I am trying not to have to go and turn off the layers I don't want shown. I am trying to set my paper space so that each individual drawing only shows 1 particular floor but while leaving other layers turned on in model space. Is this achievable?Kind regards,Neville

John Connor
02.06.2017, 13:32
It is entirely possible to freeze layers you don't want to see in a layout viewport.  I've done it countless times.  Read this from AutoDesk:https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/learn-explore/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2016/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-1502A914-B534-4791-BB91-1C6C03594236-htm.html

Hot Opal
02.06.2017, 22:38
Thanks John.I will give it a try.Kind regards,Neville

Kent Cooper
06.06.2017, 13:48
[QUOTE=John Connor]It is entirely possible to freeze layers you don't want to see in a layout viewport.  I've done it countless times.  ....[/QUOTE]That's the opposite of what they're trying to do.  Re-read the first post.

John Connor
06.06.2017, 13:54
[QUOTE=Kent Cooper][QUOTE=John Connor]It is entirely possible to freeze layers you don't want to see in a layout viewport.  I've done it countless times.  ....[/QUOTE]That's the opposite of what they're trying to do.  Re-read the first post.[/QUOTE]This is what I was going by."I am trying to set my paper space so that each individual drawing only shows 1 particular floor..."
John Connor2017-06-06 16:38:44

Hot Opal
06.06.2017, 23:17
Thanks guys but Kent is correct in what I was trying to achieve.I was trying to set layers in paper space that would be the only ones visible in that format whether I had them turned on or off in model space. ie I could go and print another copy at any time knowing that the layers I had set in a particular drawing would be the only ones visible no matter what I had turned on or off in model space.

John Connor
07.06.2017, 11:28
Oh well.

Kent Cooper
07.06.2017, 16:23
[QUOTE=Hot Opal]Thanks guys but Kent is correct in what I was trying to achieve.... the layers I had set in a particular drawing would be the only ones visible no matter what I had turned on or off in model space.[/QUOTE]
 That does seem to directly contradict your second post, assuming that by "drawing" you mean "Paper Space Layout," and not a drawing file [.DWG]. I don't know of a way to do that -- Model Space status "rules" for Layers except for the one option of Freezing them in individual Paper Space Viewports, but there is no converse option to have one visible in a Viewport if it's off in Model Space.