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Setting LineColors

You can assign colors to drawing entities directly or through Layers.

The LineColor command lets you determine the color of new entities.

To assign the color for new drawing entities:

  1. Click Format > Line Color (or type LineColor).
  2. In the dialog box, select a color from a tab:
    • Standard Colors: Contains 255 common colors. You can also specify:
      • Match to Layer: New entities use the color assigned to the Layer on which you create them.
      • Match to Block: New entities appear in black or white (depending on the screen background color). When included in a Block definition, such entities use the Block color.
    • Custom Color: Contains a greater variety of colors where you can specify RGB or HSL values.
  3. Click OK.

  It is recommended to set color properties to Match to Layer (ByLayer).

To change the color of existing drawing entities:

  • Do one of the following:
    • Change the color property in the Properties Palette.
    • In the graphics area, select drawing entities. On the Properties toolbar, in LineColor Control, select a color.
    • Use the ModifyProperties command.

Access

Command: LineColor

Menu: Format > Line Color



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