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Currently using Autocad 2012 vanilla. Would like to add round brackets/parentheses around multiple lines "mtext". It is very common to show line annotations this way in Australia. Right now I use two mtext with different text height. The parentheses' text height is obviously larger to suit the number of lines.

 

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I've tried OLE microsoft equation via "insert objects" in autocad but it:

 

  • does not like my "Autocad only valid font"
  • cannot be rotated.

I can probably program this in AutoLISP but it will take me some time. Is there an existing solution?

 

PS: Yes, I am aware of the typo, i.e. missing a minute ' symbol.

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Two different suggestions two lines of text the bottom line is mtext eg (12.34) with the brackets oversized and top line text or mtext a lisp would do it, the other way if possible is to subscript the first ( bracket and over size not sure if you can do this. A 3rd method is to wrap the text with two brackets again it would be seperate text. ( )

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What is the reasoning for enclosing bearings/angles and distances in brackets? Why two lines of text and not one?

 

Long story short, this drafting convention is inherited down from the age where such drawings were hand-drawn by surveyors. Please don't ask me why technology is ahead of law/conventions.

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