Change Element Attributes
The Change Element Attributes tool is efficient for changing the level of an element to a level that is currently turned off (the effect of sending an element to another level) without changing the active attributes. Also, since it allows you to match and change attributes using the same tool, Change Element Attributes is very useful when you are doing repetitive changes to many different elements (like going through an entire drawing, cleaning up line weights).
|Active Attributes|| If on, the active attributes are affected when you
change or match attribute settings.
If off (the default), the active attributes are not affected when you change or match attribute settings.
|Eyedropper icon (Match Element Attributes)|| Used to match the element attributes of the element
that you select, and then use these settings to change the attributes of the
next element(s) that you select.
If Use Active Attributes is on when you click the eyedropper, the active attributes will change to match the element that you select.
If Use Active Attributes is off when you click the eyedropper, only the settings in the tool settings window change to match the element that you select. The active attributes do not change.
|Level||If on, level is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Color||If on, color is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Style||If on, line style (and any active line style modifiers) is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Weight||If on, line weight is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Transparency||If on, element transparency is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Priority||(2D only) If on, element priority, is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Class||If on, element class is included when changing or matching settings.|
|Template||If on, the element template is included when changing or matching settings. The available element templates appear in the drop-down list.|
|Use Fence||If on, the selected attributes of the fence contents are changed.|
|Make Copy||If on, the element(s) are copied and the attributes of the copy(s) are changed; the attributes of the original(s) are not changed.|
|Change Whole Element||If on, the attributes for the entire element are changed. Take, for example, where you want to change the color for a text style to green, where the existing text color is red and the underline color blue. If Change Whole Element is off, only the text will change color. If Change Whole Element is on, both the text and the underline will change to the new color.|