Display and Change the Properties
You can display and
change the current properties for any object in your drawing.
can display and change the current properties for any object in
your drawing in the following ways:
- Open the Quick Properties palette to
view and change the settings for selected properties of the object.
the Properties palette and view and change the settings for all
properties of the object.
- View and change the settings in the Layer control
on the Layers toolbar and the Color, Linetype, Lineweight, and Plot
Style controls on the Properties toolbar.
- Use the
LIST command to view
information in the text window.
- Use the
ID command to display
a coordinate location.
Use the Quick Properties
The Quick Properties
palette lists the most commonly used properties for each object
type or a set of objects. You can easily customize the quick properties
for any object in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor. See
Quick Properties in the Customization
- When one or more objects of the same
type are selected, the Quick Properties palette displays the selected
properties of that object type.
- When two or more objects of different
types are selected, the Quick Properties palette displays the common
properties, if any for all objects in the selection set.
You can select any object
to display the Quick Properties palette when the
QPMODE system variable
is set to 1. When the QPMODE system variable is set to 2, the Quick
Properties palette displays only if the selected object is defined
in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor to display properties. You
can use the
QPLOCATION system variable
to display the Quick Properties palette by using cursor or float
mode. You can also control the display settings of the Quick Properties
palette using the
Drafting Settings Dialog Box.
Use the Properties Palette
The Properties palette
lists the current settings for properties of the selected object
or set of objects. You can modify any property that can be changed
by specifying a new value.
more than one object is selected, the Properties palette displays only
those properties common to all objects in the selection set.
- When no objects are selected, the Properties
palette displays only the general properties of the current layer,
the name of the plot style table attached to the layer, the view
properties, and information about the UCS.
can double-click most objects to open the Properties palette when
DBLCLKEDIT system variable
is set to On (the default). The exceptions include blocks and attributes,
hatches, gradient fills, text, multilines, and xrefs. If you double-click
any of these objects, an object-specific dialog box is displayed
instead of the Properties palette.
must be set to On and the
must be set to 1(the default) for double-clicking to work.
Change Object Property
or ByBlock Settings to ByLayer
SETBYLAYER command, you
can change specified properties to ByLayer for selected objects.
Objects that have a ByBlock setting can also be changed to ByLayer.
When an object’s properties are not set to ByLayer, those objects
do not display the layer property overrides that were set by viewport.
dialog box, you can specify which object
property settings are changed to ByLayer.
SETBYLAYERMODE system variable
stores the property settings that are to be changed when the SETBYLAYER
command is used.
To turn on and turn off the Quick Properties
To disable the Quick Properties palette
NoteWhen you select the
Disable option, the value of QPMODE system variable is changed to
a negative number and the feature is turned off.
To change the settings of a Quick Properties
To set the Quick Properties palette to
always display at its full height
To display the properties of a single
To list database information for several
To display the coordinate values of a
To change properties of objects in the
To change an object’s property setting
To change an object’s ByBlock setting