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Change One Leader in a Multileader
Tip# 3621 By Gareth Spencer On 18-Apr-2011
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Categories : Multileaders
Software type : AutoCAD 2012
Rename File To : Multileader.dwg
Change the leader type, color, linetype, line weight, arrowhead, and size on each individual leader leg.

Senior Structural Technician and CAD Coordinator Gareth Spencer shows us how to change the visual display features of individual leaders in an AutoCAD multileader.

"I was setting up multileaders on my company's template file when I came across a way to change the leader type, color, linetype, line weight, arrowhead, and size on each individual leader leg. You can do this by simply holding down the Ctrl key and picking the leader you wish to change. One click gives you grips at either end that allow you to move the leader. If you want to change the leader type, color, linetype, line weight, arrowhead, or size, hold down the Ctrl key and click with the left mouse button to select the leader, then open the Properties window (or start by opening the Properties window, then pick the leader). Now you can change the leader's properties individually."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Getting your annotations to look just how you like them can be a pain. Sometimes you need something more than the normal-looking leader. This trick will help you make your individual leaders look different, even though they are the same object. This will keep you from having to create multiple objects and overlapping their tails.
 

 

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User comments
Comment by Loudermilk,John
Posted on 2011-04-18 13:35:18
Unable to change an individual leader leg arrowhead. Am I missing something here? Can change all leader leg arrowheads to the same arrowhead (for a given Mleader) but not individual leader legs. Example, I would like to have one Mleader with an arrowhead on one side and a dot on the other side. Is it possible?
Comment by Loudermilk,John
Posted on 2011-04-18 14:04:22
'Legacyctrlpick' must be set to 0 for this tip to work.
Comment by Tratt,Janet
Posted on 2011-06-28 11:08:59
I found the tip didn't work for me no matter what "legacyctrlpick" was set to. Then I discovered (by luck only), that it didn't work when I selected the arrowhead itself, but it did work when I selected the leader line. The selected leader would highlight and show a filled grip at each end of the leader. The Properties palette showed "Multiline Leader" and indicated six properties that could be edited (Type, Color, Linetype, Lineweight, Arrowhead and Arrowhead size.) Thanks for the original tip! Very useful.


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