CHANGE (Command)

 
 
 

Changes the properties of existing objects.

List of Prompts

The following prompts are displayed

Specify Objects

If you select lines and other changeable objects in the same selection set, you get varying results depending on the object selection sequence. The easiest way to use CHANGE is to select only lines in a selection set or select only objects other than lines in a selection set.

Except for zero-thickness lines, the objects selected must be parallel to the current user coordinate system (UCS).

Change Point or Values

Changes the selected objects. The result depends on the type of objects you select.

Lines

Moves the endpoints of the selected lines that are closest to the change point to the new point, unless Ortho mode is on. If Ortho mode is on, the selected lines are modified so that they become parallel to either the X or the Y axis; their endpoints are not moved to the specified coordinate.

Circles

Changes the circle radius. If you selected more than one circle, the prompt is repeated for the next circle.

Text

Changes text location and other properties.

Specify New Text Insertion Point

Relocates the text.

Attribute Definitions

Changes the text and text properties of an attribute that is not part of a block.

Blocks

Changes the location or rotation of a block.

Specifying a new location relocates the block. Pressing Enter leaves the block in its original location.

Properties

Modifies properties of existing objects.

Note

The Plotstyle option is displayed only when you are using named plot styles.

You can change several properties at a time. The Enter Property to Change prompt is redisplayed after each option is completed.

Color

Changes the color of the selected objects.

For example, to change a color to red, enter red or 1. If you enter bylayer, the object assumes the color of the layer on which it is located. If you enter byblock, the object inherits the color of the block of which it is a component.

  • True Color. Specifies a true color to be used for the selected object. The integer values range from 0 to 255 seperated by commas.
  • Color Book. Specifies a color from a loaded color book to be used for the selected object.
Elev

Changes the Z-axis elevation of 2D objects.

You can change the elevation of an object only if all its points have the same Z value.

Layer

Changes the layer of the selected objects.

Ltype

Changes the linetype of the selected objects.

If the new linetype is not loaded, the program tries to load it from the standard linetype library file acad.lin for AutoCAD or acadlt.lin for AutoCAD LT. If this procedure fails, use LINETYPE to load the linetype.

Ltscale

Changes the linetype scale factor of the selected objects.

Lweight

Changes the lineweight of the selected objects. Lineweight values are predefined values. If you enter a value that is not a predefined value, the closest predefined lineweight is assigned to the selected objects.

Thickness

Changes the Z-direction thickness of 2D objects.

Changing the thickness of a 3D polyline, dimension, or layout viewport object has no effect.

Transparency

Changes the transparency level of selected objects.

Set the transparency to ByLayer or ByBlock, or enter a value from 0 to 90.

Material

Changes the material of the selected objects if a material is attached.

Annotative

Changes the annotative property of the selected objects.