Editing Plot Styles Using the Object Properties Toolbar in AutoCAD


AutoCAD provides an object property called plot style that can change the way a plotted drawing looks. By modifying an object’s plot style, you can override that object’s color, linetype, and lineweight. You can also specify end, join, and fill styles as well as output effects such as dithering, gray scale, pen assignment, and screening. You can use plot styles if you need to plot the same drawing in different ways. You can apply plot styles to objects or layers. Plot styles are defined in plot style tables. You can view the current plot style of a selected object, change the plot style of an object, and make a plot style current.

To change an object’s plot style

  1. Select the objects whose plot styles you want to change.
  2. On the Object Properties toolbar, choose the Plot Style control. The Plot Style control is unavailable if you are working in color-dependent mode.
  3. Choose a plot style.
  4. If you do not see the plot style that you want, choose Other.
  5. In the Select Plot Style dialog box, select the plot style you want.
  6. If you want to access the plot styles from another plot style table, choose Active Plot Style Table and select another table.
  7. Choose OK.

AutoCAD applies the chosen plot style to all selected objects.

To make a plot style current

  1. With no objects selected, on the Object Properties toolbar, choose the Plot Style control. The Plot Style control is unavailable if you are working in color-dependent mode.
  2. Choose a plot style.
  3. If you do not see the plot style that you want, choose Other.
  4. In the Current Plot Style dialog box, select the plot style you want.
  5. If you want to access the plot styles from another plot style table, choose Active Plot Style Table and select another table.
  6. Choose OK.

Command line PLOTSTYLE

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