Attributes by Plane
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Location: Edit>Entities>Attributes by Plane

Use this feature to change the attributes of entities that intersect with, or lie on, a selected side of a plane that you define. Through this feature, you set the attributes for the entities on the selected side of the plane to assume. The Current System Settings are used as the new attributes that result from use of this function.


Using the Function:

  1. Select By Plane from the Edit>Entities submenu.

  2. Choose whether you want to include the entities that intersect with the defined plane.

  3. Select the entities you want to change.

  4. Using the Plane Definition Menu options that appear on the Conversation Bar, define the plane. Once you have defined the plane, a temporary icon will be displayed showing the orientation of the defined plane. The icon is drawn in the current display view. Note that you cannot modify the icon as you would an entity.

  5. Indicate the side of the plane on which the entities should keep their original attributes. Entities that lie on the selected side of the plane keep their original attributes. If you don't change intersecting entities, only the entities completely lying on the opposite side of the plane take on the current attributes.