Each object has properties. Some properties are general and apply to most objects, such as visibility. Other properties are specific to each type of object, for example, the coordinates of the start and end points determine the length and angle of a line while the style controls its thickness and color.

Viewing and editing object properties

You can view and edit the current properties of all objects in a drawing. All the characteristic parameters of an object are displayed in its properties window where you can edit them accurately.


To view and edit the properties of objects, you must first select them.

To display the properties window

Select the object and open the object's properties window in one of the following ways:

  • Double-click on the object.

  • Press the key combination ALT+Enter.

  • Click the button in the toolbar.

  • Activate the context menu with the right mouse button and choose the command Properties.

To change the properties of an object

Select the object and perform the following operations:

  1. Open the object properties window.

  2. Modify the parameters of the object. To preview the changes, click the Apply button.

  3. Click on OK.

To change the properties of multiple objects at once

You can change all the properties common to the selected objects at the same time. When you open the properties dialog of a selection consisting of more than one object, each property is associated with a status box. .

  1. Select the objects you want to edit.

  2. Open the selection properties window by pressing the ALT+Enter key combination.

  3. Change the common parameters and tick the corresponding status boxes. Changes will only be made for properties whose status box is checked .

  4. Click on OK.

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