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Viewing and Editing Drawing File Properties

You can view and edit the standard properties of the current drawing file and you can create custom properties for the file.

Standard drawing properties include details such as author name, title, subject, keywords, and comments that describe the drawing's topic or contents.

You can also define custom properties for the drawing.

To view and edit the standard properties of the current drawing:

  1. Click File > Properties (or type DrawingProperties).
  2. In the dialog box, on the Summary tab, view the properties and type or edit values as needed.
  3. Editable fields include author, keywords, comments, title, and subject.
  4. The Statistics area informs about creation date and last saved date of the drawing file as well as the name of the user who last saved the file.
  5. Click OK.

To view and edit the custom properties of the current drawing:

  1. Click File > Properties (or type DrawingProperties).
  2. In the dialog box, click the Custom tab.
  3. In the Name column, select a box.
  4. In the list, select a property name.
  5. In the Value column, the property value is displayed.
  6. Type a value or edit the value in the box as needed.
  7. Click OK.

To add custom properties to the current drawing:

  1. Click File > Properties (or type DrawingProperties).
  2. In the dialog box, click the Custom tab.
  3. Click Edit list.
  4. In the dialog box, add a property name to the list.
  5. Click OK.
  6. At the bottom of the table, select the empty row.
  7. In the Name column box, type the name of the new custom property, or select its name from the list.
  8. In the corresponding Value box, type a value for the custom property.
  9. Click OK.
  10. The property names you added to the list are stored in the user's profile to use them in other drawing files.

To remove custom properties from the drawing:

  1. Click File > Properties (or type DrawingProperties).
  2. In the dialog box, click the Custom tab.
  3. Highlight a row in the custom properties list.
  4. Click Delete.
  5. The custom property and its value is deleted in the drawing file.
  6. Click OK.

  Standard drawing file properties are displayed in the names list in the Field dialog box.

Access

Command: DrawingProperties

Menu: File > Properties

Related Topics

Inserting Fields



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