Modifying the properties of entities
You can change the layer, thickness, linetype, color, and linetype scale of one or more entities. Depending on the type of entity or entities you select, you can also change other properties, such as the start point and endpoint of lines, the center point and radius of circles, and the vertices of polylines.
You can modify all the properties of all entities simultaneously. For example,
using the entprop command, select all entities on a particular layer,
and then move the entities to another layer by simply selecting a name from
the Layer text box. Additionally, using the select command and the Select by
Properties option, select all blue entities and change their color to green.
In the Entity Properties dialog box, changes that you make in the Layer, Color,
Thickness, Lineweight, Linetype, Linetype Scale, and Print Style (if using named
print style tables) fields affect all selected entities. If you select several
entities that all have different properties, the default value initially is
Varies. Changes that you make in the entity tabs, such as Circle, Line, and
Arc, affect all selected entities of that type. You can select the entities
to be changed using any entity-selection method.
To modify the properties of entities
- Do one of the following:
Select the entities, and then press Enter.
Make changes to the properties you want to change, and then click OK.
- Choose Modify > Properties.
- On the Modify toolbar, click the Properties tool ().
- Type entprop and then press Enter.
Then Entity Properties dialog box has two sections. The All Selected Entities
section (the upper part of the dialog box) displays properties common to all
selected entities, such as Layer, Color, Lineweight, Linetype, Linetype Scale,
Thickness, and Print Style (if using named print style tables). This portion
of the dialog box is equivalent to the dialog box displayed by the AutoCAD ddchprop
The lower section of the Entity Properties dialog box contains options specific to the selected entities. Each tab displays the properties appropriate for the entity. This feature is equivalent to repeatedly applying the AutoCAD ddmodify command to one entity at a time.
You can also access many of the entity properties using
the Entity Properties toolbar. Note that the Entity Properties toolbar settings
that display when no entities are selected determine the properties of new entities
when you draw them.
How do I...
Select entities using