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30th Jun 2009, 03:08 pm
I know one of you Cad Monkeys out there will help with this; I want to automatically place a box around a written piece of text. I realise that there is a function in dimension tolerances that creates a basic dimension, which displays a box around the full extents of the dimension. The distance between the text and the box is stored as a negative value in the DIMGAP system variable.
Does anyone have a simple method of automatically doing this other than manualy placing a rectangle around mtext. I'm using AutoCAD 2006 LT.
30th Jun 2009, 03:15 pm
Express -> Text -> Enclose text with object (might be called something else in your version)
30th Jun 2009, 03:18 pm
But that isn't under my express tools. Is there a download or a straight command for that one?
30th Jun 2009, 03:21 pm
You have the same version as me Zorg, so you should find it in the same place that I do....do you acess the rest of your Express-tools? TCIRCLE is the typed command, see if that works.
30th Jun 2009, 04:30 pm
Ahh.. I modified my menu's recently and must have took it out by mistake! Thanks again for this tool tip Tiger!
30th Jun 2009, 04:59 pm
This lisp may be a good substitute.
30th Jun 2009, 09:28 pm
The op is running LT - No Lisp, No Express Tools
30th Jun 2009, 09:36 pm
Got to read those columns on the left!
1st Jul 2009, 07:59 am
hawt diggety... missed the LT-part :(
Then I'm sorry to say that none of this will help, and as far as I know you're stuck with doing it the old fashioned way and draw rectangles :(
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