In previous posts I have introduced basics in AutoCAD. E.g. I have demonstrated a AutoCAD line, AutoCAD polyline, AutoCAD rectangle, AutoCAD circle as well as AutoCAD layers and various settings, functions and features.
In this post I want to introduce AutoCAD object properties and how you can adjust them.
In AutoCAD, e.g. geometry objects have properties. Using the PROPERTIES command you can open the AutoCAD properties palette.
The properties palette displays property settings. You can change property settings directly in the properties palette. When selecting an object in the drawing the properties palette will display its property settings and allow you to adjust them.
In the example above there is currently no object selected. I click the red rectangle in my drawing and the properties palette displays its properties.
In the properties palette I now e.g. layer assignment and color.
This example also shows you that a rectangle is nothing but a AutoCAD polyline. Under “Misc” you can e.g. set the polyline to be open. The result is shown in below figure.
In AutoCAD you can match properties of objects by using match properties feature. For this, enter the MATCHPROP command.
Select the source object after having entered the MATCHPROP command.
Next, select the objects to which the property values should be transferred.
Click enter to complete the command.
The AutoCAD home tab provides quick access to properties. E.g. coloring and linetype assignment can be done via the quick access, without the PROPERTIES command. Linetypes have to be loaded first – otherwise they will not be available for assignment.