Edit OLE Objects in Drawings

You can edit a linked or embedded OLE object in a drawing by double-clicking the object to open the source application.

You can use any selection method to select OLE objects and then use most editing commands, the Properties palette, or grips to make changes. When you use grips to change the size of an OLE object, the shape of the object does not change if the aspect ratio is locked in the Properties palette. The following editing commands are not available for OLE objects: BREAK, CHAMFER, FILLET, and LENGTHEN.

When an OLE object is rotated or is not in Plan view, the content of the OLE object is temporarily hidden and only the frame is displayed.

In the Properties palette, the general properties listed for an OLE object apply to the frame.

Because grips are displayed on the frame, grip editing is not available if the frame is not displayed. To display the frame, change the setting of the OLEFRAME system variable.

Edit Information in OLE Objects

You can edit the information in linked or embedded OLE objects by double-clicking the object to open the source application.

Edit OLE Objects When AutoCAD Is the Source Application

The document that contains a linked drawing stores the drawing's file location. You can edit a linked drawing either from the destination application or in the source program. The program must be loaded or accessible on the system along with the document you are editing.

An AutoCAD drawing that is embedded in a document can be edited only from within the destination application. Double-click the OLE object to start the program. Editing the original drawing in the program has no effect on documents in which that drawing is embedded.

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