Category Archives: Text

Add Dimension Leader Line

Sometimes when placing dimensions in a drawing, they can get cluttered and it isn’t always clear what dimension text belongs to what dimension. (pictured below – example dimension) There is a feature that lets you attach a leader to the … Continue reading

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Change Text Justification and Retain Position

The default functionality of changing the justification of text through the Properties Palette or by changing the properties in the “Edit Text” contextual ribbon will in fact change the justification. But it will also re-position the text based on the new justification … Continue reading

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Remove Dimbreaks From Objects

If you have applied Dimbreaks to either a dimension or a multileader and need to remove them please don’t erase the objects and recreate them. You can use the same DIMBREAK command that created the dimbreak to remove the same … Continue reading

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Add a Dim Break to a Multileader

I was reading my company standards and came across an outdated-yet-common method  of modifying multileader objects for clarity. The process is to explode the multileader and then trim the leader line where it crosses dimensions so as to not be confused as an object … Continue reading

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Create Rotated or Aligned MTEXT

If you’ve gone to school for CAD or ever dealt with a good manager then you’ve undoubtedly heard them remind the CAD users to “Look at your options in the command line…” Today’s tip is a good example of this. If you … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Add a Strikethrough to Text

You can now easily add a strikethrough to text objects such as MTEXT, MLeaders, Dimensions and text that is within Tables. Sorry, this doesn’t work for DTEXT (single line text). If you would like an automated way to add a … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Draw Order: Leaders

Now available in AutoCAD 2013 is a new draw order tool. This tool will bring all leader objects to the front of the draw order. The command for this tool is an option with the command TEXTTOFRONT <enter> Or The … Continue reading

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