functionality applies only to drawing objects.
Use this dialog box to
specify how drawing objects found in a query will be modified as
they are brought into the current drawing.
You can alter object
properties such as color, layer, block name, or thickness, or you
can add text to objects. In addition, you can create a range table
that modifies objects in different ways based on where they fall
in a range of values.
Property alteration is
a fast way to modify a group of objects. For example, make objects
stand out in their source drawings by adding color or hatch, move
a group of objects to a new layer, or add informational text.
have a property alteration take effect, execute a Draw mode query. Property
alterations do not work in Preview or Report mode queries.
To save property alterations
back to source drawings, add the objects to the save set.
- Current Property Alterations list
View all expressions
in the property alteration list.
Copy the selected expression
to the expression section of the dialog box, where you can modify it.
Delete the selected expression.
- Clear List
Remove all expressions
from the Current Property Alterations list.
- Select Property area
Select the property to
To change the color of
retrieved blocks, the color of the components of the source drawing block
must be BYBLOCK. Otherwise, the block retains its original colors.
Color alterations on
a bitonal raster image affect both the image and the boundary. On
multiple color raster images, the alteration affects only the boundary.
Select the property to
Display the Define
Text dialog box, where you specify text to add, and its
height, insertion point, justification, text style, layer, color,
Display the Hatch
Options dialog box, where you specify the hatch to add.
- Expression area
Use this area to create
or modify an expression that defines how you want to alter a property
on objects that are found by the query.
To modify an existing
expression, select it in the Current Property Alterations list.
Click Edit. When you finish modifying
the expression, click Update.
To create a new expression,
enter the expression in the Expression box.
Use Values, Property, Data, and SQL to help you create the expression. When
you are done, click Add.
Each expression must
list the property to modify, and how to modify it. To modify objects
based on where they fall in a range of values, select an existing
range table from the Range list, or create a new
table using the Ranges.
- Expression box
Enter the expression
to add to the Current Property Alterations list.
- Range list
Display the current range
To see a list of all
range tables defined in the current drawing, click the down arrow.
Add the current expression
to the Current Property Alterations list.
Update the edited expression
in the Current Property Alterations list.
For the property selected
in the Select Property area, display
all values in the active drawings.
Display the Expression dialog box,
which lists all properties, object data fields, and SQL link template
fields in the active source drawings.