How Do I Change the Point Style in AutoCAD 2015?

In AutoCAD 2015, changing the point style can help enhance the visual representation of points in your drawings. Whether you want to change the size, color, or shape of the points, AutoCAD offers a variety of options to customize the point style to meet your specific requirements.

Changing Point Style:

To change the point style in AutoCAD 2015, follow these steps:

  1. Accessing Point Style Settings:
  2. To begin, open the drawing in which you want to change the point style. Then, navigate to the “Home” tab on the ribbon interface.

    Look for the “Draw” panel and locate the “Point” command.

    Note: If you don’t see the “Draw” panel or “Point” command, it might be hidden. In that case, right-click anywhere on the ribbon and select “Show Panels” and then “Draw”.

  3. Changing Point Style:
  4. Once you have located and selected the “Point” command, a contextual ribbon tab called “Point” will appear on your screen. On this tab, find and click on the drop-down menu labeled “Point Style”. This will open a dialog box with various predefined point styles.

    Note: If you are looking for more customization options beyond what is available in predefined styles, click on the “Create” button at the bottom left corner of this dialog box.

  5. Selecting a Point Style:
  6. In the dialog box that appears after clicking on “Create“, you can modify various aspects of your new point style including its size, color, and shape. You can choose from different marker types, such as a dot, square, or even a custom symbol.

    Once you have selected or created the desired point style, click on the “OK” button to apply it to your drawing.

  7. Changing Point Style Globally:
  8. If you want to change the point style globally throughout your drawing, including all existing points and any future points you create, you can use the “PDMODE” system variable.

    To access this variable, type “PDMODE” into the command line and press Enter. This will open another dialog box where you can set the desired point style using a numerical code. For example, entering “2” will switch to a different predefined point style.

  9. Applying Changes:
  10. After selecting the desired point style or modifying it through the “PDMODE” system variable, simply click on any existing points in your drawing to apply the changes retroactively. Any new points you create will also adopt the new style automatically.

By following these simple steps, you can easily change and customize the point style in AutoCAD 2015 according to your preferences. This allows for clearer visualization of points within your drawings and ensures that your designs are visually engaging and organized.