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SPANGDAHLEM
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Registered: ‎07-19-2012
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PARAMETRIC TEXT BOX IN SYMBOL

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10-25-2012 08:19 AM

Hi..

I’ve been looking for a way to make my symbols a little more friendly. I need the box around the text re-size itself based on how much text I use. Got any help?

Thanks!!SMART TEXT BOX.png

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mpatchus
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Registered: ‎10-22-2008
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Re: PARAMETRIC TEXT BOX IN SYMBOL

10-25-2012 09:59 AM in reply to: SPANGDAHLEM

This method isn't "automatic" but it does allow some relatively easy manual manipulatiom.

 

Create a text box for your symbol. After entering your text, offset the textbox boundaries and apply a dimension.

textbox1.JPG

 

Now when you edit the text, simply grab the corner of the textbox and the outline will follow.

textbox2.JPG

 

The result... granted its still manual....

textbox3.JPG

 

 

Mike Patchus

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