In AutoCAD 2009, annotative objects are more than simple text labels, they include dimensions, leaders, blocks, and hatch, each of which can automatically size itself to match the scale of the plot. Jeff Bartels draws on his experience as an instructor and professional drafter in AutoCAD 2009: Annotation, to move beyond standard labeling functions. He demonstrates how to create dynamic annotations that react to viewport scales and (in some cases) update themselves when the drawing changes. Jeff also includes a thorough discussion of creating table objects, and shares some tips and tricks for using dimensions and multi–line text in a production environment. Exercise files accompany the course.
Understanding annotation settings
Creating objects that size themselves to match plot scale
Dividing multi-line text into columns
Creating dynamic tables with Excel-like functionality