Join Jeff Bartels for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding a background mask, part of AutoCAD 2009: Annotation.
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Sometimes your drawings can become so busy that it's hard to find an open space…to put your notes. In this lesson we're going to learn how to make our text…easier to position and easier to read by using a background mask. On my screen…I have got a civil engineering example. This is a drawing of a proposed…sub-division. Now this drawing contains a lot of line work, and generally…speaking the more line work you have in a drawing, the harder it is to place your notes.…Inevitably your text ends up sitting up top of your lines and it becomes…difficult to read. I'm going to zoom in on the bottom portion of my drawing.…
I have got a label down here that identifies this existing sub division. …Now my label is sitting on top of a lot of lines. Because of this it may be confusing…or difficult to read when I create my plot. Let's fix this by applying a…Background Mask. To do that I'm going to click on this multi line text object…to select it.…Background masks only work with multi- line text. Now I'm going to come over to…
- 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
- Using "fields" to create automated labels
- Converting non-annotative objects to annotative
Skill Level Intermediate
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