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Multileader match orientation to layout?

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11-19-2010 07:48 AM


Is it really so that multileaders cannot be aligned to layout like annotative Mtext? When my technician told me "it's not working", I started to look at it. Spending half a day reading help and googling around I feel like dropped from the moon.

How can I force my leaders to match layout orientation? Using AutoCAD 2011

Attached dwg example of the problem.


Thanks in advance,




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Re: Multileader match orientation to layout?

11-19-2010 12:38 PM in reply to: raul

create a new user coordinate system in the viewport. click inside the viewport to get into modelspace, type ucs, n (for new), v (for view) and enter. If you so desire, you can type ucs again and the s (for save) and give the new ucs a unique name.

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Re: Multileader match orientation to layout?

11-20-2010 04:08 PM in reply to: raul

Since I usually have only one layout per drawing I use UCS View option. It is easy to change back to UCS World when I am done with text, dims, and mleaders if necessary. I find it saves the step of creating and using a named UCS. If I had multiple layouts in a drawing all using the same alignment then I would use a named UCS.


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Re: Multileader match orientation to layout?

11-21-2010 05:01 AM in reply to: gwhite

Thanks for the workaround. This helps to align leaders to layout, but not update them when viewport is rotated.

So the answer to my first question is Yes, unfortunately. I think annotative leaders in Autocad need further development..




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