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Copying Properties Between Entities

The PropertyPainter command applies the properties of one entity to other entities.

You can copy all or selected properties. All applicable properties are copied unless you use the Settings option to specify only those properties to be copied.

You can copy and paste the following basic properties between all entities:

  • Layer
  • LineColor
  • LineStyle
  • LineScale
  • LineWeight
  • Transparency
  • Thickness
  • PrintStyle

You can copy and paste these special properties between specific types of entities:

  • Dimension - DimensionStyle
  • Text - TextStyle
  • Table - TableStyle
  • Hatch - Hatch pattern and Hatch settings
  • PolyLine - Width and LineStyle generation properties
  • Viewport - Includes snap, grid, display locking, scale (standard or custom), shade plot, and coordinate symbol icon settings of a Sheet Viewport

Selecting these options applies the properties of the source entity to destination entities of the applicable type. For example, if the source entity is Text, the TextStyle is applied to all Text entities in the selected destination entities.

To copy properties between entities:

  1. Click Modify > Property Painter (or type PropertyPainter).
  2. Specify a source entity with the properties you want to 'paint' to other drawing entities.
  3. To specify a subset of the properties to be copied, type Settings at the command prompt.
  4. In the Property Painter dialog box, select the properties to copy, clear the properties you do not want to copy, and click OK.

    By default, all basic properties besides PrintStyle are selected.

  5. Specify the entities for which the properties are to be copied.


Command: PropertyPainter

Menu: Modify > Property Painter

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