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fxcastil
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place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

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01-08-2013 05:04 PM

I want to place text along an arc as shown in example dwg, how do this using array or other method?

 

 

 

 

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pendean
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Re: place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

01-09-2013 06:08 AM in reply to: fxcastil

The spacing is off, so they did not usse ARRAY: probably a block that was manually inserted then exploded.

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fxcastil
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Re: place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

01-09-2013 05:24 PM in reply to: pendean

I placed the text manually along the arc to illustrate what I want to accomplish.

 

I was asking how would I place text along the arc as shown on the attached drawing (automatically)

 

I want the text to be place perendicular to the arc as show on the drawing.

 

Thanks,

FX

 

 

 

 

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Patchy
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Re: place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

01-09-2013 09:41 PM in reply to: fxcastil

Make the text and the underline to become a block and use this block to measure along the arc.

If they're not suppose to be equally spaced, make the text and the underline a block with its insertion point at the center of the arc and then use insert command.

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steve216586
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Re: place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

01-10-2013 06:46 AM in reply to: fxcastil

If the text must be different for each instance, make it an attributed block.  And follow patchy's advice by using "measure" command for equal distance spacing.

 

 or,

 

If you want to get fancy you can create an attributed dynamic block, with the center of arc as base. Then stretch and /or rotate for custom spacing which you could use on varying radii of different arcs.

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heinsite
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Re: place text along an arc (not like Express arc text)

01-17-2013 11:02 PM in reply to: steve216586

And if the text is to go on radial tick marks (as in your example) add an alignment parameter to the dynamic block.

 

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