When I place an annotation on a drawing, the leader draws to the middle of the annotation.
Is it possible to have the annotations behave like normal autocad leaders...bottom of top line, etc
see attached for current results (even if you grip edit the leader locations, they revert back to the centre if you update your views.
these leaders are painfull.
When placing an annotation, when I get to the prompt about picking the location of the leader, no matter where i pick, the leader is placed from the centre of the object to the middle centre of the annotation text. I can grip edit the leader to the correct position but they keep jumping back to the original positions whenever a view is updated.
Is this a bug, is there a fix.
I cant be the only one thats come across this.
and what about multiple segment leaders...I can only get plant to put in a single leader line...what about complex drawings where i need the leader to follow a path to clear other objects between the item being annotated and the location available to place the text
Sorry for your frustration over the annotation leaders. I can't offer a resolution, but I will pass this on to our folks on the Plant team. I hope someone will be able to help you soon.
Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned.
After looking into the annotation feature, here is what I found:
Issue # 1: When I place an annotation on a drawing, the leader draws to the middle of the annotation.
Solution: You can edit the block definition of the annotation that you are using to change where the leader is drawn to. By default, the annotation text in the block is aligned to "Middle Center". Changing the "Justify" property to "Bottom Left" will draw the leader to the bottom-left of the annotation. Please let me know if you need help on how to do this.
Issue # 2: I can grip edit the leader to the correct position but they keep jumping back to the original positions whenever a view is updated.
Answer: The leaders are automatically regenerated every time you update the view. Since we currently do not honor user's 'leader' changes, they are overwritten on every update. I will go ahead and forward this to the product management team as wish-list item for our future release.
Issue # 3: What about multiple segment leaders? I can only get plant to put in a single leader line.
Answer: In AutoCAD Plant 3D 2011, we only support simple one-segment leader. I will forward this to our product management team as well.
thanks Eileen & Raj,
Ive found that if you unlock the location of the attribute in the block, then you can place the annotation so the leader is located where you want it, then by using one of the grips on the text other than the texts middlecentre grip then the text can be positioned where its required. If i do this, then the leaders stay located even after an updated.
You can even fudge a jogged leader...locate text using grip as noted then just draw a line from the end of the leader over to the text
Not ideal, but will get me by untill 2012 is relaesed. Annotations would be so much better if the multileader tool was used to drive the annotations.
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