Annotation scales are used to calculate the scaling factor for annotative entities. It defines the height of annotative text entities or the overall scaling of annotative blocks. In general the annotation scale allows to create annotative entities in model space at the correct paper space size automatically.
Texts, MTexts, Dimensions, MLeaders: The current annotation scale is applied upon creation if the current style is annotative.
Hatches and Gradient Fills: The current annotation scale is applied if the HPANNOTATIVE system variable is ON.
Blocks: The current annotation scale defines the scaling of annotative blocks upon insertion.
Annotative entities can support multiple annotation scales. When the SELECTIONPREVIEW system variable is active or when using the Quad cursor menu, an icon displays next to the highlighted entity indicating whether a single annotation scale () applies to an annotative entity or multiple ()
To add or remove annotation scales to annotative entities
Use the following procedure to:
- Check which annotation scales currently apply.
- Add annotation scales.
- Remove annotations scales.
- Select the annotative entity or entities.
- In the Properties Bar, select the Annotative Scale field.
- Click the Browse button () of the Annotative Scale field.
The Annotation Object Scale dialog displays.
4. (option) If multiple entities were selected, choose whether to list all scales for the selection or the common scales only.
5. (option) Do one of the following:
- Select one or more scales in the list, then click the Delete button.
The selected scale(s) are removed from the list.
- Click the Add... button, then select one or more scales in the list and click the OK button.
The selected scale(s) are added are added to the list.
6. Click the OK button to close the Annotation Object Scale dialog.
The changes are applied to the selection set.
Only scales that exist in the Scale List of the drawing are available. Use the SCALELISTEDIT command to edit the Scale List .
Tutorial: Making Smarter Drawings with Annotative Scales
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