Category Archives: Text

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I was reading my company standards and came across an outdated-yet-common method  of modifying multileader objects for clarity.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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AutoLISP: Covert DTEXT & MTEXT to Multileaders

The previous routine only works with MTEXT objects. This routine, however, works with both MTEXT and DTEXT objects and even makes the process easier. Here’s how: MTLE <enter> to start Select the Text object(s) Specify where the end point (arrow) … Continue reading

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Add Leader to Text – Make Multileader

If you have existing MTEXT objects and would like to add a leader to it and make into a Multileader object, this LISP will be your friend. The text objects do need to be MTEXT objects for this routine to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Combine Text

Link to AutoCAD Tips Here is a useful way to combine two text objects. You can even combine DTEXT objects with MTEXT and vice-versa… Here’s how: CT <enter> to start Combine Text Select the first text object. (this will be … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Select Text, Rename Layout Tab

Link to AutoCAD Tips I used this LISP routine frequently for my old job. It is a routine that I found at and is very helpful. What it does is let you rename the current layout tab by selecting … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, AutoLISP: Text, Layout, Paper Space, Text, TIPS | 3 Comments

Add Annotation Scale by Match Properties

The original post can be found here: Quick tip: This only works for ADDING annotation scales to objects, not deleting them… I will post on how to create Annotation scales shortly. The new Annotation scaling feature is great for … Continue reading

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