Category Archive for: Adding Text to Drawings

Accelerating Zooms and Regens with Qtext

If vou need to edit a drawing that contains a lot of text, but you don’t need to edit the text, you can use the Qtext command to help accelerate redraws and regenerations when you are working on the drawing. Qtext turns lines of text into rectangular boxes, saving AutoCAD from having to form every letter. This allows you…

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Substituting Fonts

There will be times when you want to change all the fonts in a drawing quickly. For instance, you may want to convert PostScript fonts into a simple Txt . shx font to help shorten redraw times while you are editing. Or you may need to convert the font of a drawing received from another office to a…

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Adding Simple Text Objects

You may find that you are entering a lot of single words or simple labels that don’t require all the bells and whistles of the Multiline Text Editor. AutoCAD offers the single-line text object that is simpler to use and can speed text entry if you are only adding small pieces of text. Adjust your view so…

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What Do the Fonts Look Like?

You’ve already seen a few of the fonts available in AutoCAD. Chances are, you are familiar with the TrueType fonts available in Windows. You have some additional AutoCAD fonts from which to choose. In fact, you may want to stick with the AutoCAD fonts for all but your presentation drawings, as other fonts can consume more memory. Figure 8.8…

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Converting Text to Lowercase or Uppercase

If you find you need to change the case of existing text, you can do so with the Multiline Text Editor. Here are the steps. You don’t need to apply these steps to your drawing exercises. Choose Modify > Text or enter MT to start the editor. Highlight the text you want to change. Right-click, then select Change…

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Adding Color, Stacked Fractions, and Special Symbols

In the previous exercise, you were’ able to adjust the text height and font, just as you would in any word processor. You saw how you can easily underline portions of your text using the tool buttons in the editor. Other tools allow you to set the color for individual characters or words in the text, create stacked fractions,…

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Understanding Text Formatting In AutoCAD

AutoCAD offers a wide range of text-formatting options. You can control fonts, . text height, justification, line spacing, and width. You can even include special characters such as degree symbols or stacked fractions. In a departure from the somewhat clumsy text implementation of earlier AutoCAD versions, you now have a much wider range of controls over your text.…

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Adding Text to Drawings

One of the more tedious drafting tasks is applying notes to your drawing. Anyone who has had to draft a large drawing containing a lot of notes knows the true meaning of writer’s cramp. AutoCAD not only makes this job go faster by allowing you to type your notes right into the same document as the corresponding drawing, it…

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