Setting the current entity color
An entity’s color determines how it is displayed and, if you are using a color printer, how it prints. Entities are created in the current color.
When you open a new drawing, entities are created in the color BYLAYER, which adopts the color of the current layer. Initially, layer 0 is both the only layer and the current layer. Its default color is white, so your entities appear as white.
There are index colors, which contain two additional color properties that are often referred to as colors, true colors, and color book colors. The two additional color properties are BYLAYER and BYBLOCK. These color properties cause an entity to adopt the color either of the layer or of the block in which it is a member.
To set the current entity color
TIP On the status bar, right-click the current color, and select from the list the color you want to use for new entities. You can also click Select Color to choose additional colors.
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