I am in an office with 9 AutoCAD users. One of our computers must be set up differently or has a system variable that has gone wild because when that user works on one of our files or we work on one of his files the annotative text with leaders change dramatically. Some have the text with a leader that has no landing, some leaders have landings that go in the opposite direction from the text, and some have the text moved. When the properties for the text is looked at, the landing length has a negative in front of the value.
I have looked at various forums for this issue and it seems there may be a ‘Z’ depth issue but that is not a problem. Z = 0 and front view confirms it.
When a flatten command is run it explodes the text and leader completely to line work.
Does anyone have any ideas on this? Is there a system variable we should be looking at?
If one system is behaving unlike the others, then indeed, it could be that some variable or setting has been altered along the way. If you suspect that to be the case, the option to reset the program to defaults can be very helpful. Here is a screen shot of where that is on the Windows Start menu for ACA 2012:
Versions older than 2012 do not have that menu option, but the same effect can be achieved by re-initiating the secondary Windows installer. A search of our online knowledgebase for the term "secondary installer" should net articles which detail how exactly to do that.