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JM.
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Leader Text

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02-11-2011 10:35 AM

I want to change the leader text and lines to a unique color however the 'Style' button is grayed out in the format text box.  Also any attempts to change the line color results in a global change.  Is there another location within Inventor for changing the leader style?

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 10:37 AM in reply to: JM.

Did you try Manage/Styles Editor?

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 10:47 AM in reply to: JM.

That solved the line color & arrow formatting but not the text format issue.

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 11:37 AM in reply to: JM.

In Styles Editor, create or edit a Text Style that includes the text formatting you want.  Then create or edit a  Dimension style that uses that Text style.  Then go to Object Defaults and find "Leader Text" and assign that Dimension Style to it.  Between these things you should be able to get any combination you want for your leaders and text.

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 12:04 PM in reply to: cbenner

A little convoluted, but it works.

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 12:08 PM in reply to: JM.

i agree, but all these different options end up giving you a lot more flexibility long term, you can make almost infinite combinations that let you completely customize your drawings.

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 12:36 PM in reply to: JM.

The 'object defaults' is an area that I never investigated - now that I know it is there it should be the key to changing a few other things  that I couln't isolate before.

 

Thanks.

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Re: Leader Text

02-11-2011 12:52 PM in reply to: JM.

 


Joel.McKone wrote:

The 'object defaults' is an area that I never investigated - now that I know it is there it should be the key to changing a few other things  that I couln't isolate before.

 

Thanks.


 

this may help:

http://mfgcommunity.autodesk.com/files/20301_20400/20363/file_20363.pdf

 

I used to struggle with Inventor styles too, but after you understand what's going on, they're suppressing intuitive.

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