Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Mtext frames, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features.
- I've personally found myself moving more…and more towards Mtext over Dtext…when creating text objects in my drawings.…There are many more formatting options, symbols, and tools…that make working with Mtext a little easier.…In the past, I tended to favor Dtext or single line text…as it was simpler, easier to get in, edit and get out of,…and I had a little more control over line spacing…and placement of different lines of text.…However, this new feature along with some others…that we'll review later in the course,…may just tip the scales for me in favor of Mtext.…
For my architectural work…I have a need to label rooms of my floor plans.…These tags are typically text or single line text…inside of a rectangle to separate them.…Unfortunately if I had labels of multiple links,…like bath and master bedroom, I had to draw…separate rectangles around each one and…then go back and center the text in the space.…Here I have a few pieces of Mtext that I'm going to select.…One for kitchen, laundry, and bath.…As long as I have them selected, I'm going to go…
- XREF server path mapping and ByLayer display
- Converting text to mtext
- Moving geometry from model space to paper space with Change Space
- Dimensioning with the DIM tool
- Pasting geometry with Paste As Block
- Working with section plane tools
- Creating smaller PDF files with AutoCAD for Mac 2016
- Rendering online
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Express Tools
3. Dimension Improvements
4. Useful Tools
5. Application Improvements
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