Have You Tried: Match Properties in AutoCAD

AutoCAD Matching Properties Feature

We are very excited to share another Have You Tried with you! This month we are sharing tips about Match Properties in AutoCAD.

Being able to copy and paste text and objects is a basic function for many software products we use.  But did you know you can copy and paste properties from one object to another in AutoCAD? Properties can include general object properties such as layer, color, linetype, linetype scale, and lineweight. However, they can also be specific to an object type such as dimension style or hatch pattern.  

In this new Have You Tried, we’ll cover how to:

  • Match properties between objects
  • Control which properties to copy
  • Match properties across drawings
  • Match properties within MText
  • Match properties and hatch origin

Learn how to match the properties of other objects with the step-by-step examples in the Have You Tried: Matching Properties topic.

Match Properties

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Lee Ambrosius

Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc., for the AutoCAD software and AutoCAD LT software products. He works primarily on the CAD administration, customization, and developer documentation. Lee has also worked on the user documentation for AutoCAD on Windows and Mac. He has presented on a wide range of topics at Autodesk University over the past 10 years, from general AutoCAD customization to ObjectARX technology. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD-related books, with his most recent projects being AutoCAD Platform Customization: User Interface, AutoLISP, VBA, and Beyond and AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 Bible. When he’s not writing, you can find him roaming various community forums, posting articles on his blog, or tweeting AutoCAD-related information.

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