Running ACad 2012 SP1 on Win 7/64 bit.
NVidia GEForce GTX 465 video card
Attempting to hatch (walls, in this case). This screenshot is just after I enter the Hatch command...
... And this is what happens when I click inside the wall to be hatched. This is the exact same sceen, one mouse click later:
... This seems to be my green text somehow suddenly expanding in size. This then prevents the hatch from being properly applied. THe green text is all annotative, seems to be MLeader, and also happens when I have an MLeader with a block / attirbute (ie, in the first image I have a "W6" block in a diamond multileader.
To avoid this I have been usind Layiso / Layuniso but this takes time & doesn't automatically 'cut out' the hatch if there is text in the way.
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Does this issue happen only with this file?
Can you upload the file so that we can have a look?
Product Support Specialist
The problem seems to occur on most of the files that I work on; I may not always notice it as I try to draw, hatch, then annotate (sometimes clients change their minds though :-)
I have attached the particular file that I took the screen shot of, and also my blank template file (imperial). Note that I am also using a specific font (Bell Gothic) for my text and am wondering if this may be part of the problem.
I am a bit busy today and won't have the time to look into your files in detail but this is related to the annotation scale.
If you set the drawing annotation scale to 1:1 then the issue does not happen.
I changed the font to arial and the issue persists (as it is filled).
You can also freeze the multileader layer as another workaround.
When I have more time I get back to you.
Product Support Specialist
I could not find the culprit, sorry.
Are you able to reproduce this from scratch?
I can send the file to our developers. How many files are affected?
Did the workaround of setting the annotation scale to 1:1 help you?
Hi Again Luciane;
The attached file is new (with my default settings, etc.) and I have isolated the problem a bit more: It happens only with multileaders that have blocks (ie, my wall type diamond).
If I insert the (non-annotative) wall type diamond block on its own, then the text will resize itself to the active anno scale.
This happens with the Millwork ID Mleader style, and the Assembly type Mleader style, but not the Material type Mleader style. When I insert those blocks on their own (ie, not as a multileader), only the Material Type block behaves properly.
The blocks (all 3) use the same text style too, so I'm quite confused by this.
So for now I am continuing to eithey Layfrz or change the annoscale to 1:1.
Thank you for looking into this.
Sorry for the late reply.
The Assemblytype and Millworkfinish blocks have annotative attributes, and the Materialtype does not have an annotative attribute.
If you open those 2 blocks in the block editor you will be able to set the attributes to non-annotative in the Properties palette.
Hopefully this will help you, please let us know.