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Tip of the Week #64 - View Filter Manager Shortcuts

By Matt McLean posted 01-10-2019 14:56

  

Here we go, 2019! Is it just me or do the work days seem to continually have less time in them?

 

For this week’s TBC Tip of the Week, we highlight some shortcuts in the View Filter Manager which can reduce the amount of scrolling required to find that pesky layer, and quickly isolating the desired layer(s).

 

First:

Shift + Click on the expand toggle. Holding Shift, select any toggle to open/close all Layer Groups.

 

Second:

Right click on any Layer Group that contains layers, (not an empty group), Right Click, and select View All or Hide All. This doesn’t toggle the surface layer group, as that would cause more harm than good in quickly finding a point or line that didn’t make it to the correct layer.

 

Third:

Right clicking on a layer, and toggling View All or Hide All. This will turn on/off all layers in the Layer Group which contains the layer.

 

And that concludes this week’s TBC Tip of the Week! It’s all about shaving off those seconds in the work day!

 

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01-31-2019 19:13

     

 

Sent from my iPhone

01-30-2019 11:58

Hi Julian,

The Layer Options command has been merged with the Layer Manager in v5.0+, you can use Ctrl+click or Shift+click to select multiple layers, and using the layer group dropdown on one of the layers change the layer group for all selected layers. Layers can also be sorted by column in the layer manager.

 

Cheers,

Matt

01-22-2019 11:58

That's a good tip, but the initial process of putting layers into groups has become extremely slow with the loss of the layer options command. Is there a good method for grouping layers in 5.0 that im not seeing or is the layer options command coming back.

Thanks

01-14-2019 06:13

Excellent tip! I've expanded my use of the manager and not being able to open/close all the layers has been driving me crazy. Thank you for the tip!