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Viewing and Modifying Properties

Use the Properties command to display the Properties palette. Use the Properties palette to view and modify drawing entity properties.

To view and modify properties using the Properties palette:

  1. Click Modify > Properties (or type Properties).
  2. In the graphics area, select one or more entities.

    The Properties palette displays the entity properties including the coordinates and data that define the geometry.

    • If you selected no entity, the palette displays only general entity properties (Layer, LineColor, LineScale, LineStyle, LineWeight, Transparency, and Hyperlink). You can set the corresponding properties for new entities.
    • If you selected only one entity, you can modify any property of the entity.
    • If you selected more than one entity, the palette displays those properties common to all selected entities, such as Layer, LineColor, LineScale, LineStyle, LineWeight, Transparency, and Hyperlink. If the common properties are not identical in all of the selected entities, the corresponding drop-down list or field in the palette displays <<Varies>>.
  3. Update the properties of the selected entities by clicking the drop-down lists or entering new values.

To turn the Properties palette on and off:

  • Press Ctrl + 1.

To hide the Properties palette:

To collapse or expand a group on the Properties palette:

  • Click or on the palette.

To show or hide illustrative icons and explanatory labels:

  • Right-click on the palette and select an option:
    • Display only icons
    • Display only labels
    • Display icons and labels

  Note: You can drag the Properties palette to create a separate window or anchor it to the left or right of the graphics area.


Command: Properties

Menu: Modify > Properties

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