James Olszewski sends a method for masking text in an AutoCAD dimension object.
"While there have been other background mask tips (including my own) submitted before, none solve the problem of background masking dimension text. "Even if you text edit dimension text, right clicking does not provide the option of background masking the text, which can be annoying and cause me to allow the text to be moved without a leader line, or have to move the dimension line, etc."
He shared the following solution:
- Highlight the dimension and right click to Properties.
- Under Text, the first item is Fill Color, which typically says None.
- Toggle down and select Background.
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: What good is a drawing if you can’t read the dimensions on it? This Fill Color setting in Dimensions works just like the background mask in text; it just has a different name. Just make sure the objects you want the text to mask are under your text/dimension according to the object’s draw order.