Quick Tip: Editing Quick Properties Content

February 10th, 2014

Rollover Tips are great (see AUGIWorld October 2012 for editing tips), but if you need to change a property of the selected object(s), simply customize the Quick Properties content.  This is another tidbit I shared in my Autodesk University lab last month on how to add Background Mask to the Quick Properties content of Mtext.

How to Add a Background Mask Toggle to Quick Properties

  1. Click on any Mtext, then click Quick Properties on the Status bar. 
  2. Click the Customize button in the top right corner to open the CUI, displaying three vertical panels. [In the middle section, Mtext is already highlighted.]
  3. In the Properties section on the right, check the box for Background Mask.
  4. Click OK to save your changes and close the CUI.
  5. Click an Mtext object, then click the Background mask option in Quick Properties.
  6. Click the ellipses button to open the Background Mask dialog box.
  7. Check the box for Use Background Mask as well as the box for Use Drawing Background Color, as shown in the figure.
  8. Click OK to close the Background Mask dialog box, then close Quick Properties. 

When you move the text on top of another object, you see the mask effect.

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Michael Beall

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