When creating attributes, a user has several options: Invisible, Constant, Verify and Preset. Each one of these Modes performs a different task. The Invisible mode controls whether the attribute is shown in the drawing.
At times, the user may want to see all the contents of the attribute including the tags that are invisible. To do this, the user can utilize the ATTDISP command. This nifty command turns on or off the visibility of all the attribute tags.
For this command to work, you must have attributes in your drawing that contain invisible tags. On the command line type ATTDISP. You will then see three options: Normal/ON/OFF. Each option offers something different.
ON, will turn on the visibility of all the attributes. OFF, will turn off the visibly of all the attributes, including those that are stipulated to be Constant, Verify or Preset. Normal, will turn off the invisible tags and leave the other modes as is.