To Associate or Lock an Active Element Template before Placing an Element
In the Attributes ribbon group, click the
Element Template drop-down.
A list of available templates is displayed.
Click the name of the template in the drop-down list.
The selected template becomes active and the active element attribute settings in the Attributes group change to the properties defined in the selected template.
Element Template Association icon so that it
is highlighted with a depressed background.
The template is locked.
Place the element.
The placed element is associated with (or "locked") to the template.Note: If you want to place an element with slightly different attributes but still want the element to be associated with a particular template, you can lock the Element Template Association icon and select different attributes before or after you place the element.