Have You Tried: Properties Palette

Properties Palette

For the Have You Tried this month, we are going to take a deep dive into the Properties palette.

Have you ever added an object onto the wrong layer? Or maybe assigned a set of objects the wrong color? Updating these properties are just some basic examples of what the Properties palette can do. Each object has a set of properties that can be modified in several ways. The Properties palette is an efficient way to modify several properties at once.

In this Have You Tried, we’ll cover:

  • Displaying the Properties palette and working with the controls on it
  • Editing the properties of an object and multiple objects
  • Filtering objects by type
  • Finding geometric information
  • Closing certain object types
  • Checking for and modifying non-coplanar objects (AutoCAD Only)

Learn how the Properties palette can help you easily modify objects with the step-by-step examples in Have You Tried: The Properties Palette topic.

AutoCAD Properties palette example

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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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