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3rd Mar 2009, 01:04 pm
Is there a easy way to show numbers or letters with a circle (or any shape) around them other than physically drawing a circle around the text.
3rd Mar 2009, 01:09 pm
You're talking about "balloons"?
3rd Mar 2009, 01:10 pm
How do i create balloons?
3rd Mar 2009, 01:16 pm
Try Mleader (Mleaderstyle) and select Block as the Mleader Type; there are a number of types you can select from, including Circle. If you don't want the leader, you can turn it off in Properties.
3rd Mar 2009, 01:19 pm
Another way to do it is use a lisp routine like Balloon.lsp available at Cadalyst magazine's CAD Tips. Here's the link:
3rd Mar 2009, 01:30 pm
Taking lpseifert's advice re: MLeader. Hmmm...does Civil 3D work a bit differently than plain AutoCAD?
In AC 2009 it's MLeader > Options > Content type > Block. Then the user is prompted to Enter block name. There does not seem to be any "types" listed what-so-ever. Am I doing this wrong?
3rd Mar 2009, 01:33 pm
You also got TCIRCLE...... :)
3rd Mar 2009, 01:51 pm
lpseifert...my apologies. I was doing it by way of the command line. However, if one uses the MultiLeader Style Manager > Modify, clicks on the Content tab and under MultiLeader type selects Block then under Block Options are the following choices: Detail Callout, Slot, Circle, Box, Hexagon, Triangle and User Block.
Thanks for teaching me something new today. It won't be a wasted day after all.
4th Mar 2009, 11:58 am
Use attribute with desired shape and text. Then you can use copy and paste. Then replace the attribute text next time.
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