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Multileaders and Layout Space Text Height
dal-designs posted a topic in AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & InterfaceWe're looking at implementing multileaders instead of quleaders in my office, and so I've been tasked with figuring out how to do it (being as I am the least senior, most peon-ish person in my department). I've messed with them before, so I mostly have it figured out. There is one thing that eludes me- despite much Googling and AutoCADding for Dummies and (the most worthless of all) AutoCAD's F1. My question is: when mleaders are annotative, where do you set the 'paper space text height'? I know I can change the model space text height (among other things) through Properties, but that seems to defeat the purpose of having annotative properties.
Multileader with non-rectangular text border?
dal-designs posted a topic in AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & InterfaceI'm wondering if there is a way that you can have a non-rectangular border (circle, ellipse, hex, etc) around text in a multileader. I only see an option for a default rectangular border under multileader options. I tried making a multileader with a hex drawn around the text, anchored at the landing by a corner, and then centered the text on the hex by manipulating the landing gap. I then tried WBLOCKing the whole thing into an enhanced attribute. It did not work- the multileader lost all editing / moving ability until I exploded it again. Part two if this question: how would one do this if the multileader were to be annotative? Seems to me that even if my WBLOCK idea had worked, the hex or whatever wouldn't have scaled right with the multileader text anyway if the anno scale changed too much...
rotating annotative text - what's up with that?
CyberAngel posted a topic in AutoCAD Bugs, Error Messages & QuirksHas this ever happened to you? You have a plan at two scales, let's say 10 ft and 20 ft. You use annotative text because you need the same labels on both plans. You create a piece of text, no problem. You have the scale set at 20 ft and you rotate the text. When you go to 10 ft, the text has not rotated, so you rotate it. When you go back to 20 ft, you find the text has rotated the way it was supposed to in the first place, only now you don't want that. The only solution I've found for problems like this is to delete the text and create it again. And every few minutes you have to audit the drawing just so you can work with annotative text at all. It's more trouble than it's worth.
How to use annotative objects correctly?
Kiwinopoulos posted a topic in AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & InterfaceHello, My mtext and multileader styles are created to be "annotative"; however, they didn't have a consistent size through all my different scaled viewports. When I drew them on my model, I added the scales needed, but on the viewports, the only objects consistent in size were the "Drawing Title" from my tool palette and the arrowhead from the multileaders. When I created these objects, I typed in 0'-0" for the height. But then in the text panel (Annotate tab) I saw there is a drop-down menu with different heights, which seem to override the 0'-0" height. I ended up drawing these objects on paper space, and they looked fine until I opened the drawing days later (the text was considerably larger). How can I draw mtext or multileaders on model space, and add scales correctly? Thanks
Making Annotative Text Vertcal?
Trae33 posted a topic in AutoCAD 2D Drafting, Object Properties & InterfaceI been trying to figure out a way to make my Annotative Text to be vertical. I need them for Ductwork plans at work and they seem to be locked on horizontal some how.