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2.5.2 Edit mode.

This mode is used for modifying selected entities.

"Attributes..." : This can be used to edit the attributes of one or more entities that have been selected. The "Attributes..." drop-down menu allows attributes to be changed individually or all at once. The "Attributtes.../All..." menu allows all of the entities' attributes to be set in the same dialog. If only one entity was selected for editing, then all the current values of that entity are loaded as defaults into the "Edit Attributes" dialog. If multiple entities were selected for editing, then the current main (default) attribute settings will be loaded as defaults into the "Edit Attributes" dialog. The main (default) attributes can be set via the main "Resources / Attributes..." menu.

For a full description of the entity attributes, see Section 2.2.2A .

Individual attributes can be set using the other buttons in the "Attributes..." drop-down menu. The following entity attributes can be specified/modified (some attributes apply only to certain kinds of entities):

"Color" : The entity color.
"Line Style" : The entity line style.
"Thick" : The entity line thickness (in pixels).
"Fill Style" : The entity fill style - "points" (point cloud), "Lines" (wire-frame), "Fill" (solid).
"Fill Pattern" : The entity cross-hatch fill pattern (for polygon entities).
"Shading" : The entity shading type - "Flat" (faceted), "Gouraud" (smooth).
"Hidden Lines" : The entity hidden line display setting.
"Layer" : The layer on which to place the entity.

When the "Apply" button is clicked, all the attribute settings in the dialog will be applied to all the selected entities. The attributes of a group can not be changed (unless the entities are ungrouped first).

"Text..." : Clicking this button will bring up the "Edit Text" dialog. The available settings are the same as those in the "Annotate" mode "Text..." dialog. See Section 2.4.1A .

"Delete" : This will delete all the currently-selected entities.

"Group" : This will group all selected entities into a single unit. As a single unit, they can be transformed together, or turned into a symbol. Groups can be "nested" (groups within groups). When an entity of a group is selected, the entire group is selected (and highlighted), including all sub-groups.

"Ungroup" : This will ungroup the selected group. Entities formerly in the group will be independent. When a group is ungrouped, subgroups are not automatically ungrouped (but they can then be ungrouped if desired).

2.5.2 A