I'm a new user to AutoCAD Electrical and would like to change my balloon shape and size. Did you ever get a solution to the problem you experienced?
I have no problem setting mine to 0.250 text size and arrow size, with a 0.625 balloon diameter. I don't know why it isn't working for the other user who started this thread. I can only speculate that perhaps his drawing somehow contains more than one WD_PNLM block and it is causing confusion. The selections you make are stored as attribute values in a hidden block called the WD_PNLM block, located at coordinates 0,0,0. You can make this block visible by typing ATTMODE at the command line and pressing the enter key. Then type the number 2 and enter. This makes hidden attributes visible. Zoom to the lower left of your drawing and you will see the WD_PNLM block. To return to normal mode, type ATTMODE at the command line, press enter, type 1, and press enter. ATTMODE 1 is normal, ATTMODE 2 reveals hidden attributes. Note: Schematic drawings contain a hidden block as well that stores the schematic drawing configuration settings. This block is called the WD_M block and it also resides at 0,0,0.
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I spent three hours trying to correct this problem. No matter what I did, the balloons were coming up with everything reverting back to 1. I finally came here and read the comment about changing the "units" from fractional to decimal.
Of course, it fixed my problem. It just seems idiotic that the panel balloons are effected by this setting. Can someone at Autocad pleeeeaaaase fix this sometime in the future.
I logged this item. Logging it does not guarantee a change by any specific time or release. It means that it will be looked at by the team and considered for a future release.
Sorry for this inconvenience,
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