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    Object Styles

    You can use object styles to control the appearance of components and subcomponents. Object styles are applied in every view and can be overridden in a particular view by modifying the Visibility/Graphics settings.

    Object styles allow you to control the appearance of multiple component types.

    For example, there are often multiple door types within a project. In a plan view, you might want to show the door swing for all your doors with a dashed line and a particular colour or lineweight. This can be done in the Object Styles dialogue box by creating a Style Subcategory for the door swing.           

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    Create Object Style Subcategories

    1. Click Manage tab > Settings panel > object Styles.
    2. Click the Model Objects, Annotation Objects, or Imported Objects tab.
    3. In the Object Styles dialog under Modify Subcategories, click New.
    4. In the New Subcategory dialog, enter a name.
    5. Select the Category for Subcategory of.
    6. Click OK.

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    The change is global, it applies to all door types – single, double, or whatever type. So now you can control different types of object styles inside your project without going into the Family Editor.