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Create Multiple Leaders with the Multileader Tool
Tip# 4080 By Dave Alexander On 04-Mar-2013
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Categories : Multileaders
Software type : AutoCAD 2013
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You can easily create multiple leaders in a multileader object in AutoCAD.

David Alexander offered a tip to create multiple leaders easily in an AutoCAD multileader object.

"Do your annotation with the leader pointing to the first object. Locate the note relative to the multiple objects you wish to annotate. Select the leader, pick the grip at the point of the arrowhead, and move it to the next object. Just keep selecting the arrowhead grip and moving it to as many objects as required. This is especially quick for pipe annotation, where you have multiple pipes of the same size racked together."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: In older versions of AutoCAD (before AutoCAD 2013), you have to select the multileader first, right-click, then select the Add Leader option. You can remove leaders in a similar manner, except you would select the Remove Leader option. These tools are also available in the ribbon in the Multileader panel under the Annotate tab.



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Comment by Witt,Rick
Posted on 2013-03-04 14:32:21
Even in 2013, you have to right-click to add leaders or "add leaders" on the Annotation toolbar (which should be inserted in the text above before "Select the leader,"). You can't just click on the leader and add more.
Comment by Kriz,Jack
Posted on 2013-03-04 16:41:00
We cannot just click on the grip at the arrow head in ACA 2013. We must CTL/click each time we want a new leader.
Comment by Shehata,Tawfik
Posted on 2013-03-04 17:49:52
It doesn’t seem to work as described unless I hold down the Ctrl key during the first move which in this case will copy the whole Mleader including the text.
Comment by Eaton,Nancy
Posted on 2013-03-04 22:59:18
Okay, even if you have to click CLT before selecting the leader it is still a cool tip!
Comment by nemirovsky,len
Posted on 2013-03-05 12:56:09
I do similar thing but a bit different. I highlight leader (so far the same), make tip grip hot (click on it one more time) while it is active I type C at command prompt(for coppy) and press ENTER key - now you can point to as many objects you need, press enter when done