The Property Manager is a user interface tool to visualize the properties of the selected objects and display and modify their values. The main part of the Properties grid shows properties for an object. Different object types have different properties, including different tabs. Related properties are grouped.
The information displayed in the grid is a snapshot of the properties at the time the object is assigned.
You can change the editable property value of the selected object or objects. The new value is executed when you click on another field in the in the grid that causes the object to update with the new value.
In case of multiple selections the Property grid displays the common values of the selected objects.
The not common property fields are filled with the VARIES indicator. If different sets belong to the selected objects the VARIES indicator appears in place of the set name too. In this case the program denotes with dark red colour and disables the modification of all the properties that would cause the loosing of the assigned set name if you change any of those.
Sub-Selection with Property Manager
Property manager makes it possible to group the multiple selections according to the objects.
When the selection is made up of different types of objects, the selection dropdown will indicate the word "Selected (n)". This is an indicator that (n) objects are selected and your selected objects are not all the same type (for example: you may have a selection made up of lines, walls, slabs and columns). By clicking the down button at the right of the dropdown list, you can access a subset of this total selection.
Example of selecting walls: Select Wall (n) from the drop-down menu. You can now change the common properties of the selected walls.