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Tip# 3215 By Glenn White On 07-Jun-2009
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Rated By 1 users Downloaded : 375
Categories : Create Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
Rename File To : TE-MTE.lsp,__MACOSX/,__MACOSX/._TE-MTE.lsp
These routines will insert text so that it will be a certain size on paper when the drawing is plotted.

Glenn White sent these AutoLISP routines that will insert text so that it will be a certain size on paper when the drawing is plotted.

"Here are two little routines I use for text and mtext They assume that a valid dimscale has been assigned and that text style heights are set to zero (0). The routines allow you to place text in model space, layout, or inside a viewport, and it is scaled correctly for any given plotted height. No need to remember a whole list of text height for different scales."

NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: This is a good routine and easy enough to use. You have to type in the text style when asked for it, or it will default to the current style; there is no menu to pick from. Besides that it is easy to use and works just like regular text objects.

 

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Comment by jackson,brandon
Posted on 2009-06-09 09:12:06
In the days of Annotative text, what makes this a better option?


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