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Label Entity with Mask
Tip# 4329 By Kent Cooper On 29-Jun-2014
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Categories : Linear Objects, Curved Objects, 2D Editing, Single-Line Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2015
Rename File To : LabelTextMask.LSP
Use a wipeout to mask an entity instead of breaking it.

This routine is an alternate to “Label Entity with Break,” also from Kent Cooper. That tip inserts a text string into an entity by physically breaking the entity. This routine, in contrast, uses a wipeout to mask the entity instead of breaking it. Because this routine uses a wipeout, some system variables, such as Wipeoutframe, can affect the final results. If Pickstyle is set to 1 or 3, then you can move the text entity and the wipeout will go along for the ride since the text and wipeout are in a group.

Note that if Transparency is turned on (Transparencydisplay = 1), the wipeout may not work. For other routine details, see “Label Entity with Break,” Cadalyst CAD Tip No. 4328.


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Comment by Lowe,T
Posted on 2014-07-07 13:41:31
Very cool, Kent! How about maybe a version that uses MTEXT and a Background Mask? That could be really useful for annotative styles, because the Background Mask on the MTEXT could grow/shrink as necessary with the MTEXT's annotation scale... just a thought....