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Can I use an alphanumeric character in a custom palette?


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Hi everybody,

 

After a fruitless search for the answer to my question on the forums, I realized I should ask it myself...

 

I am trying to create a custom palette with symbols that I use in day-to-day work. Ideally, I'd like to add a tilde, rotated 90 degrees and with a specified line thickness, in a few different colors, into a custom palette. Is there a way to do this that doesn't involve me making a tilde-shaped pline and filling it in? When I click and drag the tilde to my custom tool palette it appears as a link for DText. Although it isn't much of a hassle to emulate a tilde shape, I'd like to know if it's possible in general.

 

Using AutoCAD LT 2011

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You could use TXTEXP or any number of tools to convert text to linework if you had FULL version.

 

Does this help? If not post a .dwg with the tilde as you want and someone with FULL can Explode it for you.

Tilde.dwg

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well although you don't want to do it that way, i would draw the shape or have it as text, make it a block then add it to your palette.

 

you can then copy and paste the palette entry for it to the same palette multiple times and then have massive control/options by using 'properties'.....rotating on insertion, set rotations, scale, colour, put it on certain layer even if that layer doesn't exist yet......you can even explode on insertion so your block could revert back to text

 

tool palettes are very powerful and i use them massively

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