When drawing objects, a Properties of Object form will display in the lower left-hand corner of the window, below the Model Explorer if the feature is enabled. Use the form to specify the following for the object being drawn:
The property, which can be changed later using commands on the Define menu.
When available, offsets of the drawn object from the clicked locations.
When available, drawing constraints to simplify proper alignment of the object.
When available, the tower to which the object belongs.
For some objects, moment releases, number of beams, spacing, orientation, bracing configuration, and the like.
For frame objects, options are available to use grids, points, or architectural layers.
To change options in the form, click in the appropriate cell in the right-hand column of the form, and enter the desired value or choose it from the drop-down list.
Move this form to a convenient location by clicking on its title tab and dragging it, or close it by clicking the X in the upper right-hand corner of the tab. To pin it in its original location, double click the title tab.
TIP: The Properties of Object form will include the Arch. Layer option on the Draw Object Using drop-down list after an architectural file has been imported and one of the quick draw commands for beams, columns, braces, floors and walls is clicked. The architectural layer is used with the Quick Draw commands to draw objects at selected locations on the architectural plan.
Draw Beam/Column/Brace Objects
Draw Floor/Wall Objects