Use the property alteration
feature to modify the properties of queried drawing objects as they
are queried into the current drawing.
You can modify object
properties such as color, linetype, or polyline width, or add text.
Example: You have a
set of city maps that show roads as black polylines of the same
width. You can plot a map for a contractor that shows the roads
to be repaired in red and roads to be inspected in blue. You can
alter the width of the polylines to show road widths. You can also
add text to identify elements of your drawing.
Property alteration involves
the following three general steps:
- Define a query that retrieves the objects
you want to alter.
- Create a property alteration definition
that specifies how to alter the retrieved objects.
- Execute the query in Draw mode.
You cannot use property alteration in Preview or Report mode
AutoCAD Map 3D performs the
query, applies the property alteration definition to the queried
objects, and displays the modified objects in the current drawing.