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graham1414
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Registered: ‎09-07-2012
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Instrument Symbols Plotting text mask

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06-11-2013 09:00 AM

When I plot my drawings, the text inside the instr. symbols shows a shaded box around the

text/tag

Does anyone have any suggestions to correct this issue.

 

Graham

 

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craig.wood
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Registered: ‎02-20-2012
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Re: Instrument Symbols Plotting text mask

06-11-2013 02:33 PM in reply to: graham1414

Please provide a screenshot preview of your issue.

 

Thanks,

Craig

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graham1414
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Re: Instrument Symbols Plotting text mask

06-12-2013 06:30 AM in reply to: craig.wood
Hi Craig,

I have attached a PDF of the problem. I think I might have found a solution, and that is to change the layer of the
text mask to a "no plot" layer.
But not sure if that's best way.




Graham M. MacIver
Montreal, QC.
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caverette91966
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Re: Instrument Symbols Plotting text mask

06-17-2013 09:05 AM in reply to: graham1414
Grahm,
These are wipeout boxes, and all you need to do is type in command wipeoutframe and change the setting to either 0 (which turns off the box frames, or 1 (which leaves the frames on and they plot), or 2 (which leaves the box frames on bus does not plot). I personally like the 2 setting so I can tell that there are wipeout boxes on the drwing I am working on in case I need to move things around.
Also, if you are going to be saving these down to an earlier version (say Autocad 2010), you will need to use the 0 setting as earlier versions do not reconize the number 2 setting. Hope this helps.
Chris
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graham1414
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Re: Instrument Symbols Plotting text mask

06-17-2013 10:11 AM in reply to: caverette91966
Thank you for the reply, I will give it a try and let you know how things go.

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