How Do I Change OLE Object in AutoCAD?

Are you wondering how to change an OLE object in AutoCAD? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the step-by-step process of modifying an OLE object in AutoCAD. So let’s get started!

Step 1: Select the OLE Object

The first step is to select the OLE object that you want to change. To do this, simply click on the OLE object with your mouse.

Step 2: Right-click and Choose “Edit Object”

Once you have selected the OLE object, right-click on it. A context menu will appear. From the menu, choose the “Edit Object” option.

Step 3: Modify the Object

After selecting “Edit Object,” a new window will open, allowing you to modify the OLE object. Here, you can make changes such as resizing, repositioning, or even changing the content of the object.


If you want to resize the object, simply click and drag one of its corners. This will maintain its original aspect ratio while adjusting its size.


To reposition the object within your drawing, click and drag it to your desired location.

Changing Content

If you wish to change the content of the OLE object, double-click on it. This action will open the associated application (e.g., Microsoft Excel for an Excel spreadsheet) where you can make your desired changes.

Step 4: Save and Close

Once you have finished modifying the OLE object, save your changes and close any associated applications that may have opened during the editing process.

Step 5: Regenerate the Drawing

To ensure that your changes to the OLE object are properly displayed, regenerate your AutoCAD drawing. You can do this by typing “REGEN” in the command line and pressing Enter.

Step 6: Verify the Changes

To verify that the changes have been successfully applied to the OLE object, take a moment to review it within your AutoCAD drawing. If everything looks as expected, congratulations! You have successfully changed an OLE object in AutoCAD.

By following these simple steps, you can easily modify any OLE object within your AutoCAD drawings. So go ahead and give it a try!