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How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

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04-05-2012 02:21 PM

How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

 

I wanted to have circular shape for the text of the leader and wondering if such option might be exist.

 

 

Thank you for the help,

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-05-2012 02:22 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Wouldn't it be an oval for that long a strig? Otherwise those would be huge circles.

 

There is no built-in option for it other than the CIRCLE solution found in the MLEADERSTYLE command settings.

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-05-2012 02:31 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

Using MLEADERSTYLE, see tab for leader format>type for Spline rather than straight.

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-05-2012 03:59 PM in reply to: GrantsPirate

Many thanks.

 

The text is not necessarily to be long! Sometimes it is just one character! Please, have a look on the screenshot below. This type of leaders is made manually which is quite annoying!

 

Even the notation of the leader itself comes with circle around the text!

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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e-mail: JamaL9722060@yahoo.com
P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-05-2012 05:49 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

I missed what you were after.  You can set up a new style using a block with an attribute.  You might need several depending on how many or how few characters you will want.

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-05-2012 07:18 PM in reply to: JamaL9722060

There already is a circular block option (and other shapes) inside MLEADERSTYLE command: did you not know that? I assumed you dud. And yes, the circle size does matter as your drawing would look like a total unprofessional mess otherwise (the more letters you have, the bigger the circles become).

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

04-06-2012 01:32 AM in reply to: pendean

Thank you guys for the prompt help and support.

 

Sure Saadallah, I did check the “multileader style” but couldn’t know how to choose the frame of the text to be circular! There is no option there! It is rectangular by default!

 

I agree with you Cojones, the dynamic block is an option but better if such very basic symbol is built in the AutoCAD

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

10-17-2012 06:19 AM in reply to: JamaL9722060

I was looking into the same thing. I have found the solution to your question. In MLEADERSTYLE switch the multileader type to clock. Once you do a new selection window opens up in the content Tab called source block. In there you can switch out shapes.  Hope this helps.

 

 

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Re: How to have “circular” shape for the frame of leader text?

10-19-2012 09:55 AM in reply to: KFJMKE

 

Perfect! You have get done with the challenge KFJMKE.

 

Very much appreciated

 

Best

 

Jamal

 

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P.O.Box: 731, Ramallah, West Bank, Palestine.
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Software: AutoCAD 2014, AutoCAD C3D, AutoCAD M3D, Revit
Windows 7 (Ultimate 64 bits),
Firefox 20.0,
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