Subject: Changing multiple properties to ByLayer

The Set to ByLayer command sets properties of selected entities to ByLayer. Proper­ties that can be changed using the Set to ByLayer command include: color, linetype, lineweight, material, print style, and transparency.

To modify properties of entities

   1   Do one of the following to choose Set to ByLayer ():

   On the ribbon, choose Home > Set to ByLayer (in Layers).

   On the menu, choose Format > Layer Tools > Set to ByLayer.  

   On the Layer Tools toolbar, click the Set to ByLayer tool.

   Type setbylayer and then press Enter.

   2   Press Enter.

   3   In the SetByLayer Settings dialog box, make your selections for the properties you want to change:

   Color — Resulting entities will have a Color property set to ByLayer.

   Linetype — Resulting entities will have a Linetype property set to ByLayer.

   Lineweight — Resulting entities will have a Lineweight property set to ByLayer.

   Material — Resulting entities will have a Material property set to ByLayer.

   Print Style — Resulting entities will have a Print Style property set to ByLayer.

   Transparency — Resulting entities will have a Transparency property set to ByLayer.

   4   Click OK.

   5   At the prompt, select the desired entities.

   6   Choose Yes to change any found ByBlock properties to ByLayer. Otherwise, choose No.

   7   Choose Yes to change the properties of blocks that are selected. Blocks must be on unlocked layers. Otherwise, choose No.

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