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Text Alignment in Paper Space

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08-15-2013 08:48 AM

Hey guys, just wondering if any of you know the command that I can use in order to align my text in papr space. I'm running 2011 and 2013 C3D. I have several callouts that are in a row, and I COULD draw a line straight down and just move them all to it, but that's a very inefficient way of getting this done. At the last company I worked, we had a command in the system simply called LINEUP that would align any text we wanted either horizontally or vertically. If this is a button I can create with code or whatever, I could try to do that too, if necessary. Just might take me a while to do the code, but I know there's a more efficient way of performing this task. Thanks!

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 08:58 AM in reply to: civilengineer83

Pick the multiple text objects, go to Properties window. Find the Position X (or Position Y) box and type a coordinate. All text objects will align to that X (or Y) coordinate.

 

Resist the urge to select the button that lets you pick the location in the drawing. This sets both X and Y to the same point so the text ends up on top of each other.

 

Tim

 

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 09:02 AM in reply to: tcorey

I see, but I forgot to mention that these are leaders, I don't have an x,y coordinate to align with in this case. Thoughts?

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 11:37 AM in reply to: civilengineer83

Are they Leader or Multi-leaders?

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 11:48 AM in reply to: tcorey

Multi-leaders

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 12:03 PM in reply to: civilengineer83

Use mleaderalign command.

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Re: Text Alignment in Paper Space

08-15-2013 12:16 PM in reply to: tcorey
Awesome, thanks, I appreciate the help. Did exactly what I needed.

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