Laywalk Feature in ActCAD Software

Displays objects on selected layers and hides objects on all other layers.


Displays a dialog box with a list of all layers in the drawing. For drawings with a large number of layers, you can filter the list of layers that are displayed in the dialog box. By using this command you can review the objects on each layer and to purge unreferenced layers.

By default, the effect is temporary and layers are restored when you close the dialog box.

Laywalk Dialog Box:

Dynamically displays objects on layers that you select in the Layer list.

The number of layers in the drawing area is displayed in the dialog box title. You can change the current layer state when you exit, save layer states, and purge layers that are not referenced.

List of Options

The following options are displayed.


Turns an active filter on and off. If the check box is selected, it will displays the list of layers that match the active filter. If the check box is cleared, the full list of layers is displayed. (This option is available only when there is an active filter.) To turn on an active filter, in the filter list, either enter a wildcard and press Enter, or select a saved filter.

Layer List

If a filter is active, displays a list of layers defined in that filter. If no filter is active, displays a list of layers in the drawing.

In the layer list, you can

Select Objects

Selects objects and their layers.

Lists information for the data link selected in the tree view above.

Filter List

Filters the layer list.

Enter a layername and press Enter to display the layers whose names match with the provided name.


When selected layers are not referenced, this purge option will purges them from the drawing.

Restore Initial Layer Status

Returns layers to their previous state when you exit the dialog box. If the check box is cleared, any changes you made are saved.

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