Editing Colors Using the Object Properties Toolbar in AutoCAD

With the Color control, you can view the current color of a selected object, change the color of an object, and make a color current.
The Color control lists BYLAYER, BYBLOCK, seven standard colors, and the four most recently used nonstandard colors. If the color you want is not on the list, choose Other and choose the color in the Select Color dialog box.
The color displayed in the Color control depends on the current selection set:

  • No objects selected: Displays the current color. When you create new objects, the color applied to those objects is the color that you have made current.
  • One object selected: Displays the selected object’s assigned color.
  • Multiple objects selected: If all selected objects are of the same color, displays that color. If the selected objects are of various colors, the Color control is blank. If the color of all selected objects is BYLAYER, the Color control displays BYLAYER, but only displays a color swatch if all layers represented in the selection set are the same color.

The BYLAYER and BYBLOCK color values are dynamic, depending on the drawing environment.

  • BYLAYER: The object’s color is determined by the color assigned to the object’s layer.
  • BYBLOCK: The object’s color is determined by the color assigned to the object’s block. If the object is not yet a part of an inserted block, its color is the default color (white or black, depending on your configuration). If the object is part of an inserted block, its color is the color that was current when you inserted the block.

The following procedures describe how to work with the Color control on the Object Properties toolbar. For more detailed information about colors, see “Working with Colors.”

To change an object’s color

  1. Select the objects whose colors you want to change.
  2. On the Object Properties toolbar, choose the Color control.
  3. Choose a color.
  4. If you do not see the color that you want, choose Other.
  5. In the Select Color dialog box, select the color that you want. You can select a color from one of the palettes or enter an AutoCAD Color Index (ACI) color number under Color.
  6. Choose OK.

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AutoCAD applies the chosen color to all selected objects.

To make a color current

  1. With no objects selected, on the Object Properties toolbar, choose the Color control.
  2. Choose a color from the list.
  3. If you do not see the color that you want, choose Other.
  4. In the Select Color dialog box, select the color that you want and choose OK.

You can select a color from one of the palettes or enter an ACI color number under Color.

Command line COLOR

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