The Isolate panel in the new AutoCAD 2010 Subscription Advantage Pack includes three tools that enable you to turn on and off objects regardless of layer. Because of this key timesaver, you no longer need to track down objects across many layers in order to hide information that isn’t relevant while you update a drawing.
When you use the Isolate Objects tool, only the selected objects remain visible in the drawing. All other objects are hidden. Alternatively, when you use the Hide Objects tool, the selected objects are hidden.
You can use a combination of the Isolate Objects and Hide Objects tools to efficiently display only the objects that are relevant to your current task. For example, you might use the Isolate objects tool to select an area of the drawing you want to edit and then use the Hide Objects tool to hide additional objects within that area.
After completing your task, you can quickly restore the hidden objects using the End Object Isolation tool.
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