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Don't Overlook the Settings
Tip# 4040 By Maria Tzanetakou On 07-Jan-2013
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Categories : Leaders
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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Get more out of your AutoCAD command by checking the settings options.

Tipster Maria Tzanetakou reminds us that many AutoCAD commands have more options available to us after we start the command.

"Old-fashioned leaders are still useful and full of options. We sometimes forget the settings options for many commands, both new and old.

"The settings for the Leader command for example, can be a lifesaver. There are three tabs in the Leader Settings dialog box, each with different information. Let's look at the Leader Line and Arrow tab.



"In this tab we can choose whether the leader line will be straight or spline; the type of arrowhead we will use; the angle of the constraints; and the number of points the leader will have. The preset number of points is three, allowing us to do three clicks (which makes two segments), but if we tick the No Limit box, we can make as many segments as we need to complete the leader.

"I always click the No Limit box to avoid, as I have seen many people do, drawing extra lines to complete the leader."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton:
The command QLeader can get you to the settings options discussed in this tip; the command Leader doesn’t. MLeader gets you to the style settings.

Many commands in AutoCAD have more options available to you via a settings input, as is the case in this tip. If you want to try and do more with your commands, check the Command line for options. You might be surprised by what you find.

 

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