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Chapter 4. Organizing a Drawing with Layers > Controlling Object Properties

Controlling Object Properties

AutoCAD 2002 provides four object properties you can control through the Layer Properties Manager. The first two—Color and Linetype—are old-timers, having been included in previous versions of AutoCAD. The last two—Lineweight and Plot Style— were new in AutoCAD 2000. The color, linetype, and lineweight properties affect object appearance when displayed on screen, and all four properties control the appearance of objects when plotted on paper.

Through the Layer Properties Manager, you can control the values of object properties. More importantly, the Layer Properties Manager provides a method of globally controlling properties. For example, by using the Layer Properties Manager to change a layer’s color to red, you automatically change the color of all objects on that layer to red. This global method of changing the color of all objects by only changing one value in the Layer Properties Manager is a tremendous timesaver, especially if there are dozens, or even hundreds of objects on a layer. By using the Layer Properties Manager, you can simultaneously edit the Color, Linetype, Lineweight, and Plot Style properties of numerous objects very quickly.


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