When I want to change an object's colour without reassigning it to a different layer, the colour doesn't change, but the next object I draw will get the colour I defined. This way, I have to draw again all the objects I want instead of just changing their colours.
This issue happens also with line types.
What I do to change the colour is select the object, and in the Properties box change the colour from ByLayer to the colour I want.
I don't know if that's a bug or if it's just like that (AutoCAD for mac is the only version I ever used), but I guess it's not supposed to be like that... Any ideas?
Select the object and change the properties. Unfortunately you may have to carefully select each object (presuming you have may objects) to apply the changes. This process was much easier in windows version using Qselect, where u can select objects based on a criteria.
Current object properties are the properties shown in property inspector when no object is selected. Basically it provides the set properties for new objects. Changing any of these properties will only affect the new objects. All objects created prior to the change will retain their existing properties.
Object properties are not shared parameters. Every object has its own copy of parameters. The only way to make them share a value is to assign Bylayer, Byblock value to them ( It can also be done using parametric equations). The former will share the properties of the layer and later will share the properties of the block.
I hope I am making myself clear. Let me know if you have any difficulty in understanding.
Thanks for the detailed response
I tried selecting an object and then I went to modify- > properties, but nothing happened. No window opened, nothing whatsoever. I also tried right-clicking and clicked on Properties, and again, nothing. What should I expect when I click on it?
You should be able to select an object and change the color in the properties inspector on the right side of the screen (by default). If the window is already open, right clicking or using the Modify menu and selecting "Properties" doesn't do anything.
Let me know if this works for you.
Yeah, that's exactly what I do, I select the object and then try to change the line colour or type in the properties inspector window, but it doesn't change... It only affects the next object I'll draw, not those that I already drew and now want to change.