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Change the Linetype of an Object You can change the linetype of an object by reassigning it to another layer, by changing the linetype of the layer the object is on, or by specifying a linetype for the object explicitly. You have three choices for changing the linetype of an object:
Reassign the object to another layer with a different linetype. If an object's linetype is set to BYLAYER, and you reassign the object to a different layer, it acquires its linetype from the new layer. Change the linetype assigned to the layer that the object is on. If an object's linetype is set to BYLAYER, it acquires the linetype of its layer. When you change the linetype assigned to a layer, all objects on that layer assigned the BYLAYER linetype are updated automatically. Specify a linetype for an object to override the layer's linetype. You can specify the linetype of each object explicitly. If you want to override the layer-determined linetype of an object with a different one, change an existing object's linetype from BYLAYER to a specific linetype, such as DASHED.
If you want to set a specific linetype for all subsequently created objects, change the current linetype setting on the Properties toolbar from BYLAYER to a specific linetype.
Set the Current Lineweight
The current lineweight is the lineweight used for any objects you draw until you make another lineweight current. All objects are created using the current lineweight, which is displayed in the Lineweight control on the Properties toolbar. You can also set the current lineweight with the Lineweight control. If the current lineweight is set to BYLAYER, objects are created with the lineweight assigned to the current layer.
See Quick Properties in the Customization Guide. • • When one or more objects of the same type are selected. You can display and change the current properties for any object in your drawing in the following ways: • • • • • Open the Quick Properties palette to view and change the settings for selected properties of the object. . you can specify a different lineweight explicitly. When the QPMODE system variable is set to 2. the Quick Properties palette displays the selected properties of that object type. You can easily customize the quick properties for any object in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor. objects are created using the default lineweight setting until the objects are grouped into a block. If you do not want the current lineweight to be the lineweight assigned to the current layer. if any for all objects in the selection set. You can also control the display settings of the Quick Properties palette using the Drafting Settings Dialog Box.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/i ndex.autodesk. Use the ID command to display a coordinate location. Use the Quick Properties Palette The Quick Properties palette lists the most commonly used properties for each object type or a set of objects.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-7338. the Quick Properties palette displays the common properties. the Display Lineweight option must be selected in the Display Lineweight dialog box. Linetype. When two or more objects of different types are selected. Lineweight assigned to objects is displayed as a solid fill drawn in the object's assigned color. and all layers are set to DEFAULT. Open the Properties palette and view and change the settings for all properties of the object. When the block is inserted into the drawing. Lineweight. the Quick Properties palette displays only if the selected object is defined in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor to display properties. Use the LIST command to view information in the text window.http://docs. it acquires the current lineweight setting.topicNumber=d0e42009 If the current lineweight is set to BYBLOCK. Objects in drawings created in an earlier release of AutoCAD are assigned the lineweight value of BYLAYER. To make a lineweight current for creating objects NoteTo display the lineweight at its current setting.htm. You can use the QPLOCATION system variable to display the Quick Properties palette by using cursor or float mode. You can select any object to display the Quick Properties palette when the QPMODE system variable is set to 1. View and change the settings in the Layer control on the Layers toolbar and the Color. and Plot Style controls on the Properties toolbar. You can display and change the current properties for any object in your drawing.
When no objects are selected.http://docs. 2. To turn on and turn off the Quick Properties palette • On the status bar. Click Tools menu Drafting Settings. 2. Quick Properties tab. NoteWhen you select the Disable option. those objects do not display the layer property overrides that were set by viewport. Change Object Property or ByBlock Settings to ByLayer Using the SETBYLAYER command. the view properties. the name of the plot style table attached to the layer. In the Drafting Settings dialog box.autodesk. . To disable the Quick Properties palette 1. enter the height value in the text box. In the SetByLayer Settings dialog box. If this option is selected. The exceptions include blocks and attributes.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-7338. If you double-click any of these objects. In the Quick Properties palette. Under Size Settings. text. you can change specified properties to ByLayer for selected objects. gradient fills. If you want to dismiss the Quick Properties palette temporarily. you can specify which object property settings are changed to ByLayer. You can modify any property that can be changed by specifying a new value. The SETBYLAYERMODE system variable stores the property settings that are to be changed when the SETBYLAYER command is used.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/i ndex. Objects that have a ByBlock setting can also be changed to ByLayer. To change the settings of a Quick Properties palette 1. 3. and xrefs. hatches. Click Disable. 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. the Properties palette displays only the general properties of the current layer. the value of QPMODE system variable is changed to a negative number and the feature is turned off. an object-specific dialog box is displayed instead of the Properties palette. click Quick Properties.htm. the Properties palette displays only those properties common to all objects in the selection set. When an object’s properties are not set to ByLayer. Select the location mode for the Quick Properties palette. • • When more than one object is selected. press ESC. multilines. You can double-click most objects to open the Properties palette when the DBLCLKEDIT system variable is set to On (the default). and information about the UCS. select Quick Properties On. 4. click the Options button. select or clear the Auto-Collapse option to expand or collapse the Quick Properties palette.topicNumber=d0e42009 Use the Properties Palette The Properties palette lists the current settings for properties of the selected object or set of objects.
Alternatively. Select one or more objects. Specify the point whose coordinate values you want to identify.. Y.htm. To display the properties of a single object 1. Select the value you want to change.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-7338.autodesk. The text window displays a report. The X. Click the left or right arrow to increase or decrease the value. Select one or more objects and press ENTER.http://docs. Click View tab Palettes panel Properties. Click OK. The Properties palette displays the properties of the selected object. 3. Click the [. To list database information for several objects 1. In the Properties palette.] button and change the property value in a dialog box.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/i ndex. 2. NoteYou can also double-click almost any object to display the Properties palette. The Properties palette displays the properties of the selected object. You can click the arrow at the right of each category to expand or collapse the list. 2. you can right-click in the drawing and then. In the Quick Properties palette. To set the Quick Properties palette to always display at its full height 1. use the scroll bar next to the title bar to scroll through the list of properties. Click Tools tab Inquiry panel ID Point. To change properties of objects in the Properties palette 1. 3. click Properties. . Click the QuickCalc calculator button to calculate a new value. 2. Click Home tab Properties panel List.topicNumber=d0e42009 5. Click the Pick Point button to use the pointing device to change a coordinate value. use one of the following methods to change the value: • • • • • • Enter a new value. click the Options button. Clear the Auto-Collapse option. and Z values are displayed at the Command prompt. 4. Click View tab Palettes panel Properties. Select the object. To display the coordinate values of a point 1. 2. 2. Click the down arrow at the right and select a value from the list..
Enter S to specify which properties to change to ByLayer or select objects using a standard selection method and press ENTER. To change an object’s property setting to ByLayer 1. . 5.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/i ndex.http://docs.htm. To undo a change. polar and object snap tracking. Commands CUI Manages the customized user interface elements in the product.topicNumber=d0e42009 Changes are applied immediately. To change an object’s ByBlock setting to ByLayer 1. Click Home tab Modify panel Set to ByLayer. and Quick Properties. PROPERTIES Controls properties of existing objects. 4. 6. Press ESC to remove the selection. System Variables DBLCLKEDIT Controls the double click editing behavior in the drawing area.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-7338. Select objects using a standard selection method and press ENTER. 3. specify whether blocks are included. LIST Displays property data for selected objects. When prompted. 2. Dynamic Input. PROPERTIESCLOSE Closes the Properties palette. ID Displays the UCS coordinate values of a specified location. object snap modes. SETBYLAYER Changes the property overrides of selected objects to ByLayer. Click Home tab Modify panel Set to ByLayer . right-click an empty area in the Properties palette. DSETTINGS Sets grid and snap. When prompted. 2.autodesk. enter Y to change ByBlock to Bylayer. Click Undo. PALETTEOPAQUE Controls whether palettes can be made transparent.
SETBYLAYERMODE Controls which properties are selected for the SETBYLAYER command.autodesk. QPLOCATION Sets the location mode of Quick Properties palette. QPMODE Sets the on or off state of Quick Properties palette.htm.com/ACD/2010/ENU/AutoCAD%202010%20User%20Documentation/i ndex.http://docs.html?url=WS1a9193826455f5ffa23ce210c4a30acaf-7338.topicNumber=d0e42009 PICKFIRST Controls whether you select objects before (noun-verb selection) or after you issue a command. .
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