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FS#792 - New 'Match' properties tool
To add a new ‘Match’ properties tool.
For example, I have a large drawing with lots and lots of entities on various layers and I want to select some entities (say 500 or more) which are all on different layers and change all these selected entities to match the properties of one other particular entity - but, but I want the ‘Matched’ entities to remain on their own layers.
OK, of course I can use the property editor for this and this is fine in most instances but I would first need to determine the the layer data for the properties of the entity I would like to match to (Color, Line weight and Line type) in the first place and then I need to remember these attributes in order to change things in the property editor in order to change all of my selection to match!
As I say mostly the above procedure would be fine to use but for convenience it would be great to have a new tool to do all this for me and cut out a few steps in the process.
A new ‘Match’ properties tool procedure could be something like this:
1. Select Match properties tool.
2. Select all entities to be matched.
3. Select entity to match to.
4. Tick or leave un-ticked - move to same layer.
5. Complete process.
* Actually, while writing this I`ve just thought of another useful addition which could be added to the Info tool set, ‘Entity’ properties info!