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Change sketch properties

You can view or apply attributes for selected sketch geometry using the Geometry Properties dialog box, which is available in Parts and Assemblies. In Drawings, a similar dialog box called Sketch Properties is available. Color changes to selected geometry are visible after the geometry is no longer selected.

You can view or apply attributes for new or selected sketch geometry using the Sketch Properties toolbar. The toolbar is available in 2D Sketch mode for parts, assemblies, and drawings and 3D Sketch mode for parts. It is also enabled outside of sketch mode for parts and assemblies when a valid sketch object is selected. Color changes to selected geometry are visible after the geometry is no longer selected.

Use the Sketch Properties toolbar

View or set property attributes for new or selected sketch geometry

  1. On the ribbon Sketch tab  Format panel, click Sketch Properties.
  2. On the Sketch Properties toolbar, in the drop-down list, select an attribute.

Modify attributes of selected geometry

  1. On the ribbon Sketch tab  Format panel, click Sketch Properties.The Sketch Properties toolbar displays.
  2. In the graphics area, select sketch geometry to display its attributes on the toolbar.

    NOTE:You cannot apply attributes to dimensions.
  3. To change an attribute, click a selection on the drop-down list.

Add more colors to the Color Control drop-down list

  1. On the Sketch Properties toolbar, at the bottom of the attributes drop-down list, click Select.
  2. In the Color dialog box,
    • Select a color, and click OK to add it to the pull-down list.
    • Click Define Custom Colors to create a custom color, and add it to the drop-down list.

Add linetypes to the Linetype Control drop-down list

  1. On the Sketch Properties toolbar, at the bottom of the Linetype Control top-down list, click Other.
  2. In the Select Line Type dialog box,
    • Select a type, and click OK.
    • Click Load to open the Load Line Types dialog box. For more information, see Load Line Type (LIN file).

NOTE:The line weight selection determines the actual thickness of the sketch geometry on the printed page. To change the way the line weight displays on the screen, see Document settings – Sketch tab.

Suppress user-defined attributes and display the default settings

  • At the right-side of the toolbar, press Formatting Toggle .

Toggle between default property settings to all sketch objects and user-defined settings

  1. On the ribbon Sketch tab  Format panel, click Show Format .
  2. Click the drop-down arrow to select a different format.
  3. The defaults override the current property settings. The default linetype, color, and line weight are restored to all sketch properties.

Use the Geometry Properties dialog box

View or set property attributes of selected sketch geometry

  1. In the graphics area, right-click selected geometry, and select Properties.

The Geometry Properties dialog box displays the attributes of the selected geometry. If multiple selected geometries have different attributes, the dialog box shows Varies for the corresponding attributes.

  1. To change an attribute, click a selection on the drop-down list.
  2. To change the length and amount of space between dotted and dashed linetype elements, select the Scale check box, and enter a value in the scale box.

Add colors to the Color Control pull-down list

  1. In the Geometry Properties dialog box, at the bottom of the attributes drop-down list, click Select.
  2. In the Color dialog box,
    • Select a color, and click OK to add it to the pull-down list.
    • Click Define Custom Colors to create a custom color and add it to the pull-down list.

Add linetypes to the Line Type Control drop-down list

  1. In the Geometry Properties dialog box, at the bottom of the Line Type Control drop-down list, Other.
  2. In the Select Line Type dialog box,
    • Select a type, and click OK.
    • Click Load to open the Load Line Types dialog box. For more information, see Load Line Type (LIN file).

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