The Properties of all Parabuild objects can be changed using the Properties window. This window can be started in one of 4 ways:

  1. From the top (CAD) menu, select Modify > Properties
  2. At the command line, enter Properties
  3. Select an object using the left mouse button, click on the object with the right mouse button, and select Properties from the drop-down menu
  4. Double click the object using the left mouse button (this will only work on some objects such as lines)

The properties window can be resized to suit, and docked at the top, bottom, left, or right sides of the viewing area. When the dialog window is open, all commands are still accessible without affecting the Properties window.

Just as with AutoCAD or BricsCAD objects, Parabuild objects can also be edited in the same properties window. When the properties window is displayed, one or multiple objects can be selected and the common properties of the selected objects will be displayed immediately. These properties can then be changed as required.

Note that editing an object from the Properties panel will only affect the selected object(s) and will have no impact on the default settings.

Just a note of caution, that when selecting multiple objects with different properties, for example 2 members of different sections, the ‘Properties’ value will, in most cases, be read as ‘Varies’. Editing this value, will change both members. At any time, these changes may be reversed by clicking on the Edit > Undo button from the top (CAD) menu.

Note! The default values visible in the Properties panel are set by the AutoCAD or BricsCAD settings – these values may be overridden by the Parabuild Global Settings. The Parabuild settings will take precedence over all CAD settings.

This dialog window can also be used to view and change dynamic properties. Dynamic properties are properties applied by the user. For further explanation see the chapter Dynamic properties

Types of objects

Each object type has its own distinctive properties.

The following object types are explained in more detail :