## Functions of CAD Property Panel

The Property Panel is a useful tool in CAD program, then how does it usually help us in different ways?

## Ways to insert blocks from other drawings to the current drawing

CAD provides many ways to insert blocks, one way is to use I (INSERT). Actually, we don’t have to open another drawing in order to insert the blocks from it.

## How to display the exact coordinates of a point

With ID command, we can display the coordinates of the specified UCS position.

## How to switch between absolute coordinates and relative coordinates input in GstarCAD

Sometimes we need to input absolute coordinates while sometimes we need relative coordinates. How can we conveniently switch between them?

## How to create a solid 3D box with BOX Command

The BOX command is used to create solid 3D boxes, that is to say, cubes. By using BOX Command, we can directly create boxes very conveniently.

## How to use Region command

The REGION command is used to convert closed objects such as polylines, polygons, circles, ellipses, closed splines, and donuts into two dimensional regions. After we create a region, we can then modify it using various three dimensional tools.

## GstarCAD tutorial for beginners: ways to select objects

Imagine that we have selected some objects and are ready to edit them but cancel the selection by mistake. Can we get the selection back? Just execute the CHANGE command, and when we are prompted to select object, type P and then press Enter, we will get the canceled selection back.

## How to set up color preference in GstarCAD

The background color of different versions of CAD system doesn’t remain unchanged over the years. However, the settings of different colors may be confusing for some beginners, so let’s explore the settings of color in your CAD system together.

## How to use GstarCAD Express Tool: Region Scale

With Region Scale, we can select a region in a drawing so we can copy it and place it to a new position.

## How to directly draw symmetric shapes with Symmetric Draw

With Symmetric Draw in GstarCAD, things got much easier. We can directly draw symmetric shapes. That is to say, when we draw the fist half, you got another half automatically drawn. No need to copy or mirror.