Freezing VS. Turning Off Layers

by SHAWN
(Phoenix, AZ)

This question is related to drawing HVAC, piping and plumbing.

What is the difference between freezing a layer and turning it off?

Is there a benefit in using one rather than the other?

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Aug 25, 2011
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Freezing is Faster for Regens
by: Joe

When you freeze a layer AutoCAD does not regenerate those layers every time you zoom.

Therefore it speeds up your performance when layers are frozen.

This is important when you have a large file that could slow down your system with slow regens.

When you turn off a layer AutoCAD still performs regens, so I think freezing is the way to go with larger files; unless of course you have a powerful machine.

Jan 25, 2012
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Freezing Better
by: Anonymous

If you use use the layer isolate command (layiso) freezing is better. To undo a layiso you can simply turn all layers on (layon) but if the layers you don't want are turned off instead of frozen they will reappear too. Freezing keeps this from happening.

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