I have a Block that represent a point and has an attribute in order to label the point that I am displaying. According to the scale I can change the size of the point itself but I am having problems changing the size of the Atribute in order to make the label readeble in the scale that I have in drawing. How is possible to chage the Text size of my attribute in the point block so I can read the labels easily?
If you have any questions please let me know
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The Scale command doesn't work for the whole block? If not, you will have to select it and right click to go to the attribute editor. Then under the Text Options tab you can redifine the text size. The text may have to be moved afterwards though.
Thanks for the replay. I could change the Scale property of the block but I have hundreds of points so I have the risk to make some of them invisible just in case I do not select them properly. I tried to change everything in the block editor: The point and the Attribute text. The point behieve properly, it changes the size without problem but the Attribute does not. I have tryied to attach the Atribute to a Text Style with the text size set up in zero in order to have this size available only in Text options of the Attibute property. It did ntot work either.
So what can I do now?
If you are truly using points inside blocks, then scaling them won't work AFAIK. Point display is controlled by ddptype. It can be set to absolute in pixels or relative to the screen size. Within a block the block scale serves only as a modifier to the main scaling behavior. You can add a point on defpoints along with other graphics that identify it as a point. That can be scaleable as either an annotative or non-annotative block.
Attribute scaling within an annotative block is automatic.
I never use Point inside Blocks because of the DDPTYPE which is GLOBAL !
I say to my "students" : no Point inside Blocks !
First off.....try this with a copy of the block so you don't lose anything.
And you can always undo to get back where you need to be (as long as you don't hit save).
Try the BURST command, then you should be able to edit properties as you normally would attributes. BURST is more like a saft EXPLODE, commonly used it title blocks and other related attribute objects....Hope this helps, if not with this issue, then just for knowledge base and tip information to remember.
Thanks for replaying my question. It sounds good to me even that it looks that I am missing one step or something. I am trying to use the ATTSYNC command and it asks me for a block. I chose the block with the attribute that I want to modify the size but later, when I am going to change the size of the attribute, it does inside the Block editor but not in the Model Space even that it is the block that I run in the ATTSYNC command.
Do I have to set up the Attribute properties like the Text Style or Annonative in any way to make it effective?
Thanks in advance