Using the Annotative property to automatically size text


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Using the Annotative property to automatically size text

Let me start by saying that we should never place text in a drawing until we know our intended plot scale. That's because the scale of our plot will dictate how large our text needs to be such that it's readable on the printed sheet. Fortunately, if I know my plot scale, AutoCAD will size my text automatically. In this lesson, we are going to learn how to create predictably-sized text in our drawings. On my screen I have architectural floor plan and I would like to label each of these rooms. Before I get started, let me mention that there is already a layout set up for this drawing and if I look at the SCALE here on the Title Block.

I can see this drawing is going to plot at three-eighths of an inch equals a foot. You know what, good practice says, you should never take the title blocks word for it. So I am going to verify the Scale by double-clicking in the Viewport and I will check right down here, and yes, in fact, this Viewport is three-eighths of an inch equals a foot. Alright...

Using the Annotative property to automatically size text
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Using the Annotative property to automatically size text provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by Jeff Bartels as part of the AutoCAD 2011 Essential Training

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