Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Single-line text, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2015 Essential Training.
- There are two types of text entities in AutoCAD.…Single Line Text, or Dtext,…and Multiline Text, or Mtext.…Both are found here under the Draw menu,…under Text.…We'll select Single Line Text,…pick our starting point,…press Enter for our height,…and Enter again for our rotation angle.…Now we can type and press Return…after each line.…However, if I press Return…without entering any text,…I'm removed from the command.…
With Dtext, each line is a separate line…and a separate object.…This can be handy when editing…single pieces of information…like labels and callouts,…as I can double-click into the text,…edit it quickly,…and press Return.…However, it can be more difficult…when selecting the text…'cause I have to remember to grab…all the pieces of text.…Dtext also doesn't have nearly the formatting options…that Mtext does, like line justifications,…or automatic numbering.…But there are some ways of creating special formatting.…
We can type in special codes…for specifying things like underlines and symbols.…Here we have a list of all the different symbols…
- Accessing palettes
- Changing preferences
- Opening and saving files
- Working with views
- Creating basic geometry: lines, ellipses, splines, and more
- Selecting, moving, copying, and scaling geometry
- Working with layers
- Using gradients
- Creating blocks and dynamic blocks
- Working with references
- Creating layouts
- Annotating drawings
- Plotting and sharing
- Starting in 3D
Skill Level Beginner
1. The Interface
2. File Management
4. Basic Geometry
5. Geometry Tools
6. Modifying Geometry
8. Advanced Objects
11. Plotting and Sharing
12. 3D Basics
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