Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Using text symbols, part of AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas.
- [Voiceover] Up until now,…in our facilities management drawing,…we've used single line text.…Now, the other type of text…that you have available to you is multiline text, or MTEXT.…And you can create exactly the same effect…for the 9.7 square meters that you can see…using multiline text instead.…Now the nice thing is,…because I've already put some values…into my single line text,…that piece of single line text that says 9.7 square meters.…I know that that is 200 millimeters high in the Model tab.…
Good thing is, MTEXT will pick up on those previous settings…and put the next bit of MTEXT in at that height.…So what I'm going to do now…is I'm going to show you a really neat trick…that allows you to utilize your ASCII symbols in Windows.…So things like the squared symbol.…So instead of putting 9.7 sq.m to represent square meters,…you could put 97 m squared instead for square meters.…Let me show you how that works.…So the layer will remain the same.…We're still on the areas layer.…
So that will be the same based on the previous video.…
- Setting up a facilities drawing
- Managing XREF layers
- Adjusting drawing units and limits
- Using polylines
- Defining areas
- Annotating areas
- Setting up area table styles
- Finding and linking area data
- Exporting area table data
Skill Level Intermediate
AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, & Industry Secretswith Jeff Bartels3h 48m Intermediate
1. Introduction to FM
2. Setting Up a Facilities Drawing
Managing XREF layers3m 55s
3. Getting Your FM Settings Right
4. Areas and Polylines
5. Defining Areas
6. Annotating Areas
7. Setting Up an Area Table Style
8. Using the Area Table
9. Exporting the Area Table Data
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