"Display states" with layers

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Aug 06, 2020 Aug 06, 2020

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Hello! 

 

I would like to be able to show and hide multiple layers with only one click. I used the term "display state" because it is the term used in Solidworks (for those familiar with CAD), and I think it might be called "Obejct state" in InDesign.

 

In details: I need to show and hide elements from a vector screenshot, but for each picture that must be done, I need to hide something different.

 

For example, I would only show the left menu on the first picture (which means I need to hide all layers except the left menu layer), and show the right and top menus on the second picture.

This is a basic example, but I have 100+ layers sometimes and I do not want to loose time to look for the layers I need to show and hide for each picture.

 

Is there a way to do it in Illustrator?

Thank you very very much in advance for your help, I will be really grateful to learn find out such a function in Illustrator!

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Adobe Community Professional , Aug 06, 2020 Aug 06, 2020
If you are using only main layers you can use custom views (see View menu > New View).   If you are using some more nested layer structures (including sublayers) you can take a look at visibility variables (see Variables palette).

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If you are using only main layers you can use custom views (see View menu > New View).

 

If you are using some more nested layer structures (including sublayers) you can take a look at visibility variables (see Variables palette).

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