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  1. Just seeing if someone knows how to change the DTEXT command to be typed on a specified layer. I have poked around and came across some macros editing but this did not do the trick. Super thanks in advance! [&DText]^C^C-layer;s;TEXT;;dtext;
  2. Problem: When I print to PDF from AutoCAD 2013, some text is plotted with extra lines. Some letters are double printed (see attached image). This happens on my coworkers' machines as well (they are running AutoCAD 2010). I have used: AutoCAD's internal DWG to PDF option Bluebleam PDF CutePDF Writer Adobe PDF It happens with both MTEXT and DTEXT. CTB file is consistent between the file and the plotter. I have not altered the pens, linetypes, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  3. Hi there, My coworker who does not have AutoCAD is trying to find text in a 250 page PDF that I am 98% sure came directly from a DWG. When we search for the text in the basic search command in Acrobat Pro we get nothing. Is there a way for Acrobat to identify the text or mtext as characters, not pixels again and search within those pages to find the text? And yes, it does occur at least twice in the doc that we have noticed. I'm on Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and he is on Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro. If needed for very short term purpose, I have AutoCAD 2013 MEP. Thanks
  4. Does anyone know how to make txt orientation match layout without also having annotative scales. I need the txt to be a fixed size according to other drawing objects in different viewports -with different scales - and with different orientation. Sorry for writing messy. Hope someone can help:cry:
  5. We've been fighting with this and the conclusion we've come to is that it's an autocad problem and there's nothing we can do about it. We have detail drawings that contain horizontal and vertical dimensions. They're drawn at full scale in model space and saved as individual drawings. We then insert them as blocks onto a sheet in paper space, scaling them down to 1/2", 1/4" scale ETC. Here's the problem - all the vertical dimension text appears bolder than everything else when scaled down. Horizontal text is just fine, diagonal text also looks a little bolder though. It seems that it's just a quirk of autocad that it does that.
  6. Hello everyone, I have a problem drawing text in a complete circle in AutoCAD (version 2012), I used "Arctext" but the letters don't seem to stay at a even space between them... it's not a very good end result :-( Does any one know a different command or lsp that I can use to do this in a more perfect manner? Thanks in advance, Castro
  7. For starters, I am using AutoCAD 2013. I am having trouble with changing the text height of attributes in a block. I know that I can normally use BATTMAN and ATTSYNC to change the text height, but those are not working in my case. I am using a point parameter and STRETCH action to enable my attributes to be moved, while the main object stays in place. When the attributes are not tied to the point parameter and I use BATTMAN in the block editor, the block will insert with any changes to attribute text height. When they are tied to the parameter and I use BATTMAN in the block editor, the block will insert with the attributes at the text height that they were created at. The only way I can change the text height is to use BATTMAN in model space. I can work with this, but it would be easier to use BATTMAN in the block editor since my attributes are aligned vertically and changing the text size ruins the spacing between them. It would be much easier to both change the text size and respace in the block editor. Does anyone have any suggestions or fixes?
  8. I have a routine that I'm working on, which is my first attempt using COND and IF, and I'm running into a problem with how to end the routine. Towards the end, I have (IF (EQ YR "N.F.H.A.") (COMMAND "MTEXT" "_non" pt1 "J" "MC" "S" "STANDARD" "H" TH "W" TW L1 L2 "") I need it to skip (setq L3 (getstring t "\nType Flood Panel Number: ")) (setq FD (getstring t "\nType Flood Panel Date \"MM/DD/YY\": " )) (SETQ L4 (STRCAT "DATE " FD)) (COMMAND "MTEXT" "_non" pt1 "J" "MC" "S" "STANDARD" "H" TH "W" TW L1 L2 L3 L4 "")) if the statement is true, otherwise continue on. I'm sure this is an easy fix, I'm just not seeing it. Thanks in advance. here is everything (DEFUN c:LF () (SETQ CL (GETVAR "CLAYER")) (command "layer" "M" "FLOOD" "C" "70" "" "L" "BORDER2" "" "S" "FLOOD" "") (command ".osnap" "NONE") (setq DS (getvar 'dimscale)) (SETQ TW (* DS 1.3)) (SETQ TH (* DS 0.07)) (setq pt1 (getpoint "\nPick Insertion Point: ")) (SETQ L1 (STRCAT "APPROX. LOCATION")) (if (eq (setq ZN (getstring T "\nFlood Zone A, AE or X?: <X> ")) "") (setq zn "X")) (COND ((EQ ZN "A") (setq YR "100")) ((EQ ZN "AE") (SETQ yr "100")) (t (IF (EQ (setq YR (getstring T "\n500 or NFHA? <NFHA> : ")) "") (SETQ YR "N.F.H.A.")))) (COND ((EQ YR "100") (SETQ L2 (STRCAT "ZONE " ZN " " YR "YR"))) ((EQ YR "500") (SETQ L2 (STRCAT "ZONE " ZN " " YR "YR"))) (T (SETQ L2 (STRCAT "ZONE " ZN " " YR )))) ;===============================PAST THIS POINT IS WHERE I'M HAVING THE ISSUE======================================================= (IF (EQ YR "N.F.H.A.") (COMMAND "MTEXT" "_non" pt1 "J" "MC" "S" "STANDARD" "H" TH "W" TW L1 L2 "") (setq L3 (getstring t "\nType Flood Panel Number: ")) (setq FD (getstring t "\nType Flood Panel Date \"MM/DD/YY\": " )) (SETQ L4 (STRCAT "DATE " FD)) (COMMAND "MTEXT" "_non" pt1 "J" "MC" "S" "STANDARD" "H" TH "W" TW L1 L2 L3 L4 "")) (COMMAND "CLAYER" CL) )
  9. I'd like to share something I just discovered. It may be old news to many of you. Select a dimension. Select the text grip. Right click. You'll get a menu for doing some neat things with the text, such as moving it independently, resetting it, and centering it vertically. You can even rotate the dimension. I was trying to move some dimension text because the plan doesn't line up with the UCS. Either the text was upside down (reading left to right) or on the wrong side of the line (reading right to left). This beats exploding the dimension!
  10. Does anyone know of a way to automatically insert the arc like the picture? Is there a setting somewhere that will do this? Right now when we have a location that cannot accomodate the text we are drawing an arc and grip moving the dim text to the new location. I am trying to find a more automated way to handle these types of situations. Thanks
  11. Another recent text issue from myself... OK, so recently I discovered the TXT2MTXT command and how wonderful it is, but there is one thing missing which would help me out a lot. Is it possible to change multiple texts, but separately WITHOUT having to re-issue the command? I've experimented with some of the in command options, but unless I'm missing something, nothing seems to work. Preferably, I would like it to work like the FILLET -> Multiple command, so I could select a group of texts, convert them then select another group etc, but the 'multiple' option in TXT2MTXT does not work in such a way. So, am I missing something or is there a LISP routine that can help? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi, I've noticed in AutoCAD 2012 that the MTEXT grips have changed, for example, MTEXT justified to 'middle centre' displays just 3 grips, one centrally for moving and 2 'arrow' style grips for stretching. In previous versions of CAD which I used, the MTEXT would have 5 grips, the additional 2 giving more versatility when placing text. However, when using the TXT2MTXT command the resulting MTEXT will display 5 grips (see image). What I would like to know is if it's possible, perhaps with a system variable, for normal MTEXT to display 5 grips as standard as mentioned above? I've searched the help files and the forum but have found nothing... Thanks
  13. I have some (single box)tables in my drawings that are referencing measurements on my drawing (Insert field:Object:Measurement). Sometimes I have a formula (ie. =measurement+.250) When I initially enter the text/formula, everything works great. When I go to edit (change what dimension I'm referencing, or modify the formula), the text is invisible. I can highlight where the text/formula is, but I can not see what the text says. If I save and reload AutoCAD, the text is there, until I change it, and then again, it disappears if I want to again modify the text. This is driving me nuts when I need to make multiple edits...ideas? Using AutoCAD Mechanical 2011 and Windows 7
  14. I've read about the new option in Text Editor to be able strike through text in Multiline Text, but when I upgraded to 2013 I did not have the option. When I search the help section it explains what the strikethrough text style is but not how to add it to my Text Editor ribbon. My understanding is that it should be a button in the Formatting Pallet under the Underline button, mine just shows Background Mask there. When I expand the formatting pallet I don't show a strikethrough option there either. Does anyone know how I can get it to show up or is anyone having the same problem? Thank you in advance!
  15. I'm a newbie to AutoCad, I'm currently using Autocad 2012, does anyone know how I can scale a text in viewport whose drawing was referenced in the model view. Please any help will be appreciated. fyi the referenced drawing is a survey drawing. Thanks to all in advance
  16. I am currently trying to make a bracelet with text engraved in the outside of it with autocad, and my current problem is that I have to make the text 3D before I can subtract it from the bracelet. I am using autocad for mac, which means I dont have the express tools, most notably textexp. I am fairly sure that, without other programs, making 3d text with autocad for mac is impossible. I have tried making text in adobe illustrator, outlining it, and exporting it to autocad, but when I explode it (with the default explode command) and extrude the text, it looks like this: As you can see, very few of the letters get properly extruded, and some arent even effected at all. I've tested other fonts, and they all have the same problem, albeit with some differences in exactly which letters are changed. Except papyrus, in which none of the text gets extruded If anyone knows how to make outlined text from illustrator extrude properly, be my guest! The same goes if you have a different way to make 3D text. All help will be appreciated.
  17. bachrock

    Text Won't Rotate

    This mtext won't rotate. When I use the rotate command, the text moves around a point, but stays right side up the whole time. I remember this happening with xrefs as well. Anyone know what's happening here?
  18. I need to create a routine that will allow a user to pick two points (via intersections) and then it will automatically place text (user types in) at the midpoint between these first two points. So far I have: (defun c:textplacer () (command "_textstyle" "standard") (command "_textsize" "6.0") (command "_osnap" "Intersection") (setq pt1 (getpoint "\nSelect First Point:"));gets the first user point (setq pt2 (getpoint "\nSelect Second Point in POG Direction:"));gets the second user point (setq pt3 (abs (- (car pt1)(car pt2))));gets the middle point btw pt1 and pt2 ;need the rest here );end function Not even sure if pt3 is really getting the midpoint...I'm out of my depths here.
  19. I click to edit the text on screen it will change it to another font. It's not doing this every time but pretty often. Anyone have any ideas?
  20. When I export a section of a drawing using a viewport in paper space and the export pdf function, the text doesn't appear in the PDF. I've noticed some other layers didn't appear, but that was because they weren't set to print. The text layer is set to print, but it doesn't. Anyone know what the problem might be? Thanks.
  21. I am attempting to do a preview print test of my AutoCAD drawing which I have made: SOLA4012 Pluto205.dwg 1. I cannot seems to print it in colour. Can someone tell me what I am missing? 2. My printing into PDF seems to be restricted by the dashed lines. How can I remove or expand this area? 3.The texts are also very crunched up and not as clear as AutoCAD. I am using the: DWG to PDF.PC3 setting > Paper Size ISO A4. How can I fix these output issuses? Many thanks!
  22. Hi there. I've created a .cui file for my business unit, but I'm having an issue which I'm not sure how to solve. I have created a pull down with text scales and dims scales, so depending on the scale of drawing you are using, you will always have a uniform text to use. (Annotative text can't be used due to client restrictions). Now, I originally had the text set to romanS, but upon a discussion, we now need to use arial narrow. It looks better and takes up less room, apparently. CAD doesn't have an SHX file for this, so I have used the Windows TTF and renamed it to arialn, as that is the system name for it, but when reloading the .cui with this simple text alteration, it has reduced all my custom icons to clouds with question marks, and will only give me text in arial, not arial narrow. If anyone has had an issue like this before and knows of a solution, please let me know. I would be very grateful. Thank you.
  23. Hi, I know I've seen some articles on this issue in the past, but I had trouble finding solutions on Links instead of Tables. I have 2 to 6 tables per drawing, each at a maximum of 48 cells. I linked them through the special paste and expended them so each cell is 6" Wide and 1" Tall (in model space) and seen through a viewport at 2" = 1'-0" (so 1" wide by .167" tall). The text is noticeably fuzzy and I'm trying to clear it up without going back to the Tables (the reformatting of the Tables already spent an extra 2 hours on one of the 11 assignments). Any advice is appreciated.
  24. bwdeen

    align_text

    As this has probably been discussed before, I'm stuck and pulling my hair out...lol the text on the right is middle-align, prefect, the text on the left is also middle-aligned but is offset. How can i fix the left text to match the right? Thanks, BW Deen
  25. I am typing in Farsi which is a right-to-left language. What I see in the monitor is correct. Words appear from right-to-left. But when I print, Entire sentence appears from left-to-right. How can I solve this problem? This happens even if I print to PDF file. So it is not a problem with printer.
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