Block Object Properties Reference

The objects in a block can be set to retain their original properties or inherit properties from the destination drawing.

Color, linetype, lineweight, and transparency properties of objects in a block are treated three ways when a block reference is inserted. The properties of the original objects affect whether they retain their original settings or inherit settings from the drawing or insertion layer. The following guidelines for displaying block properties also affect the components of nested blocks.

If you want objects in a block to

Create objects on these layers

Create objects with these properties

Retain original properties

Any but 0 (zero)

Any but ByBlock or ByLayer

Inherit properties from the current layer

0 (zero)


Inherit individual properties first, then layer properties