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Turn off Scale Factor Representations
Tip# 4314 By Michael Viscetto On 02-Jun-2014
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Categories : Dimension, Multiline Text, Single-Line Text
Software type : AutoCAD 2014
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If you are tired of seeing multiple scale representations of annotative objects, here's how to turn them off.

Are you tired of seeing multiple scale representations of annotative objects? You can turn them off using the SELECTIONANNODISPLAY system variable. 0 = off, 1 = on.  I really appreciated this when I found it.

Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: Here is one of those things you might not even realize is an option until it is pointed out. When you select an annotative object, AutoCAD will show a ghosted image of all of the hidden scale representations. If an object has several scales assigned, this feature can be a bit annoying. Michael shows us how to turn if off with this tip. Thanks.    


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Comment by Evjen,Shawn
Posted on 2014-06-04 20:11:03
I like this as well. Here is a quick switch to turn the variable on or off: ;; ADS - Flip SelectionAnnoDisplay on or off - shows hidden annotative blocks ;; switch by Shawn Evjen, variable posted by Michael Viscetto and Cadalyst (defun c:ads (/) (if (= (getvar "SelectionAnnoDisplay") 0) (progn (setvar "SelectionAnnoDisplay" 1) ; show (princ " Annotative blocks displayed") ) (progn (setvar "SelectionAnnoDisplay" 0) ; hide (princ " Annotative blocks hidden") ) ) (princ) ) I used ADS instead of SAD because I already posted a routine here with those keys - ShortArchDims ;) I also added (setvar "SelectionAnnoDisplay" 1) to my S::STARTUP routine to turn it on by default.