Display and Change the Properties of Objects
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You can display and change the current properties for any object in your drawing.

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.

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, text, 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.

Use the Properties Panel on the Ribbon

On the Home tab, the Properties panel provides a convenient way to verify or change the settings for properties such as color, layer, and linetype. The Properties panel operates similarly to the Properties palette.

ImportantFor performance reasons, the number of objects controlled by the ribbon when changing an object property or displaying a contextual tab is limited to 2500 objects. You can change this limit by changing the value of the RIBBONCONTEXTSELLIM system variable.

Change Object Property or ByBlock Settings to ByLayer

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.

See Also
To change the settings of a Quick Properties palette
Quick Reference
System Variables