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Chapter 8: Controlling Text in a Drawing

Chapter 8

Controlling Text in a Drawing

You have many uses for text in your drawings, including titles of views, notes, and dimensions. It’s not uncommon for the majority of a page to be covered with text outlining pertinent information such as titles, design requirements, and other project details. Each of these might require a different height, orientation, justification, and style of lettering. To control text, you’ll need to learn how to do the following:

  • Set up text styles to determine how the text will look
  • Specify where the text will be and enter it in the drawing
  • Modify the text already in your drawing

AutoCAD offers several tools for annotating your designs including, single and multiline text, dimensions, and multileaders. Similar to the way you combined the use of several drawing tools to establish the geometry of your cabin; each of these annotation tools are typically combined to help tell the story of your design. For example, you may choose to apply single-line text for titles, whereas multiline text is likely better suited for the large blocks of text typical of longer notes.


  

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