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AutoCAD 2010/2011/2012

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Re: Text Mask Shrink Wrap?

05-03-2011 09:46 AM in reply to: colorado.erickson

I want the text mask to follow the red outline and not just mask behind the text box.  I need this so textmask doesn't obsure so much of the linework behind and only gets rid of linework behind text.    I also want the underlined top line not be obliterated when I  turn on text mask.  Kinda a waste of Mleaders when you can't even use them with a mask.  The leader needs to be on top of the text.  Do you know of anything out there that can do what I want? 


Forgive my french but Dtext is pretty worthless.


 Thank you



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Message 12 of 13 (240 Views)

Re: Text Mask Shrink Wrap?

05-08-2011 11:29 PM in reply to: jesse.erickson



Now I get it. You are right - this would be a good feature. However, AutoCAD's Mtext mask doesn't work like this right now. You could add it to the AUGI wishlist!


You could use a regular mask to create this effect. You could even group the mask with the text if you want them to stay together.


I hope that this is helpful.




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Registered: ‎09-28-2011
Message 13 of 13 (98 Views)

Re: Text Mask Shrink Wrap?

08-08-2013 04:59 PM in reply to: PaulMunford

I remember  seeing a post a while back (I think it is in acad customization/lisp, might have been in MAP 3D dg too) and it was a lisp program for text halo masking. I will see if I can dig it up, or you can try taking a look for for it.

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