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19th Jun 2003, 09:44 am
Is there any technique or method available to allow me to add notes to a drawing in a box, with a blank background to improve legibility, without removing the lines from the drawing so that if the box is moved I am not left with a hole in my drawing.
It wouldn't matter if notes had to be added in model space or paper space.
I am using Autocad LT 2000i and Autocad 2002 and adding notes to drawings with a large amount of survey information eg contours etc which can make the annotations difficult to read but is still required on the drawing.
19th Jun 2003, 09:53 am
If you print your notes with white characters on black background It will be perfectly visible. Also in the printed document you will see black letters on white background.
If do you wish to play around with the colors try to draw a rectangle and aply to it a solid hatch. Create the text object and convert the two objects to block. From now they will move togheter.
19th Jun 2003, 11:59 am
You can always use text mask,that will just create a clearing around your text.So that objects behind dont confuse the legibility of the text.Its a command thats part of the express menu.
24th Jun 2003, 10:06 am
Thanks both of you for your help.
Method 1 works well but would like to try the textmask approach - Unfortunatly I havn't been able to find the command or even the express menu in LT200i or Autocad 2002.
Is the express menu optional at install?
24th Jun 2003, 10:20 am
The express tools werent meant to work on AutoCAD LT versions,but you can get programs that alow you to install the express tools,although they are not free.You might already have the express tools with your CAD 2K,but need to load them.Check this previous post out:
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