Entries from May 2009 ↓

Copying Within a Drawing in AutoCAD

To copy objects within a drawing, create a selection set and specify a start point and an endpoint for the copy. These points are called the base point and the second point of displacement, respectively, and can be anywhere within the drawing. To copy a selection set once From the Modify menu, choose Copy. Select […]

Using Keyboard Shortcuts in the Properties Window

There are several ways to control focus and navigate from the keyboard in the Properties window. Use the TAB key to cycle focus. Use the arrow keys and PGUP or PGDN to move vertically in the window. Use CTRL+Z to undo, and CTRL+X, CTRL+C, and CTRL+V to cut, copy, and paste, respectively. You can also […]

Editing Properties of Multiple Objects in AutoCAD

You can select multiple objects and change the properties they share. To change properties of multiple objects From the Modify menu, choose Properties. Select the objects whose properties you want to change. The Properties window lists all of the object set’s common properties. Use the Alphabetic or Categorized tabs to see the properties listed accordingly. […]

Editing Properties of a Single Object in AutoCAD

You can select a single object and change its properties. To change a single object’s properties From the Modify menu, choose Properties. Select the object whose properties you want to change. The Properties window lists all of the object’s properties. Use the Alphabetic or Categorized tabs to see properties listed accordingly. In the Properties window, […]

Viewing Properties of One or More Objects in AutoCAD

Use the Properties window to view the properties of one selected object or a selection set. To view the properties of one or more objects From the Modify menu, choose Properties. In the drawing area, select one or more objects whose properties you want to view. In the Properties window, choose All or an individual […]