Display and Change the Properties of Objects
 
 
 

You can display and change the current properties for any object in your drawing.

You can display and change the current properties for any object in your drawing in the following ways:

Use the Quick Properties Palette

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 Guide.

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.

You can double-click most objects to open the Properties palette when the 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.

NoteThe DBLCLKEDIT system variable must be set to On and the PICKFIRST system variable must be set to 1(the default) for double-clicking to work.

Change Object Property or ByBlock Settings to ByLayer

Using the 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.

In the SetByLayer Settings dialog box, you can specify which object property settings are changed to ByLayer.

The SETBYLAYERMODE system variable stores the property settings that are to be changed when the SETBYLAYER command is used.

See Also
To turn on and turn off the Quick Properties palette
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 palette
To set the Quick Properties palette to always display at its full height
To display the properties of a single object
To list database information for several objects
To display the coordinate values of a point
To change properties of objects in the Properties palette
To change an object’s property setting to ByLayer
To change an object’s ByBlock setting to ByLayer
Commands
System Variables
Utilities
Command Modifiers