Feature request #5898


Added by Olivier redlead about 12 years ago. Updated over 8 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:15347


Hi !

When you work with a lot of layers, you spend a lot of time making your layers visible/invisible to get the desired view at your data.
There a risk of error when doing so (you can easily forget a layer).

What would be great is to have a Layerset manager, where you could store all the layers visibility.
So you could switch all the layers visibilities by just changing one drop down menu.

In the Composer Manager, you could also assign a Layerset to a map (instead of the "freeze map content" option, which is not very practical when you want to modify the contents).

Thanks !!


#1 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 12 years ago

Isn't it layer groups what you are looking for?

#2 Updated by Paolo Cavallini almost 12 years ago

  • Target version set to Version 2.0.0

#3 Updated by Pirmin Kalberer almost 12 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Nice to have

#4 Updated by Olivier redlead almost 12 years ago

@Paolo : no it's not layer groups.

This feature is called "layer comps" in Photoshop, "layer combinations" in Archicad, and so on...

If allows to take "snapshots" of the layers (and layer groups) visibility, and then restore them easily.

http://blog.cadimage.com/2010/05/updating-a-layer-combination/ (example in archicad)
http://images.sixrevisions.com/2010/04/27-09_photoshop_layer_comp1.png (example in photoshop)

It really miss this function, and I can't belive I'm the only one !

#5 Updated by Olivier redlead over 11 years ago

In the meantime, I made to implement this function :

#6 Updated by Regis Haubourg over 11 years ago

Very nice Olivier. I will for sure have lots of use for it when dealing with multimap composers. I was using layer groups until now. Your tool avoids duplicating layers in project. I have a request in the dedicated hub https://github.com/redlegoreng/layerCombinations/issues/10

Do you think the feature request can be closed?

#7 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Feedback

Hello, bug triage...

I think we can xlose it because in QGIS 2.12 (and probably in earlier versions), there is the "Manage layer visibility" option and it also can be used in the composer...

Can you confirm this ?

#8 Updated by Médéric RIBREUX over 8 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Hello, bug triage...

closing this bug for lack of feedback and because everything seems to be implemented in QGIS master...

Feel free to reopen it if I have missed something !

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