To clear the current selection, press Esc. For quick access to the most common properties, use the Properties panel. As you can see in this example, the listed properties will all be determined by the current layer. The Properties panel works the same way as the Properties palette. When you select an object, the current property settings are replaced by the properties assigned to the selected object, and you can use this panel to easily change the properties of one of more selected objects.
Select the source object, and then select all of the objects that you want to modify. Linetypes Dashed and other non-continuous linetypes are assigned from the Properties panel. You must first load a linetype before you can assign it. In the Linetype drop-down list, click Other. This action displays the Linetype Manager dialog box. Perform the following steps in order: Click Load. Choose one or more linetypes that you want to use. Notice that dashed non-continuous linetypes come in several preset sizes.
Specify a different "global scale factor" for all linetypes—the larger the value, the longer the dashes and spaces. Click OK. Once you've loaded the linetypes that you plan to use, you can select any object and specify a linetype from the Properties panel or the Properties palette. Alternatively, you can specify a default linetype for any layer in the Layer Properties Manager. Lineweights The Lineweight property provides a way to display different thicknesses for selected objects.
The thickness of the lines remain constant regardless of the scale of the view. In a layout, lineweights are always displayed and printed in real-world units. Lineweights can also be assigned from the Properties panel. Dynamic blocks Add flexibility and intelligence to your block references, including changing the shape, size, or configuration.
Associative arrays Create and modify objects in circular or rectangular patterns, or along a path. Object selection and isolation Find and select all objects that match the properties of an object. Hide or unhide the selected objects.
Format the text, columns, and boundaries. Smart dimensioning Create dimensions automatically. Pass the cursor over selected objects to get a preview before you create it.
Leaders Create leaders with a variety of content, including text or blocks. Easily format leader lines, and define styles. Smart centerlines and center marks Create and edit centerlines and center marks that automatically move when you move the associated objects.
Tables Create tables with data and symbols in rows and columns, apply formulas, and link to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Revision clouds Draw revision clouds around new changes in a drawing to quickly identify your updates.
Layouts Specify the size of your drawing sheet, add a title block, and display multiple views of your model. Layout viewports Create layout viewports to display different elements of your design at varying scales.
Fields Use fields in text objects to display text that can be updated automatically as the field value changes. Data linking Enable simultaneous updates by creating a live link between a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and a table in your drawing. DWG and image references Attach drawings and images to your current drawing as externally referenced files. Sheet set manager View, access, manage, and plot multiple drawings as sheet. Geographic location and online maps Insert geographic location information into a drawing, and display a map in the drawing from an online map service.
Migration tool Migrate your custom settings and files from previous releases. CUI customization Customize the user interface to improve accessibility and reduce the number of steps for frequent tasks. Sysvar monitor Monitor current system variables against a preferred list of values. Notification balloons alert you of deviations. Autodesk desktop app Get alerts and install software updates without disrupting your workflow.