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Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

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09-17-2013 12:02 PM

Hi,  I opened a drawing today and the text in the multileaders is 10x's too large as you can see in the attached screenshot of construction keynotes.

 

It was fine when I closed it yesterday and I was the last person to open the drawing.  

 

Multileaders in both model and paper space are affected.

 

I've tried:

  • Running an Audit and fixing errors (no change).
  • Changing the annotative scale of the drawing - this does scale the multileaders, however the text is still 10x's too large.
  • Adding annotative scales to the Object Scale List of the multileaders (no change).
  • Changing settings like DIMSCALE, CANNOSCALE, LTSCALE (no change).

Anybody seen this before or know a fix?

 

I suspect this is a random error without a fix and I'm going to have to delete all the multileaders, purge the drawing, and redraft the multileaders, or do what I did before annotative multileaders:  use dynamic blocks I created for making callout notes.  Ugh.

John Thoreson
C3D 2015

Figured out what went wrong:  attributed text height spontaneously reset itself to a paperspace height of 2.5 (should be 0.125) in the blocks _TagCircle and _TagHexagon being called by the multileader styles.  

 

Here's the fix: 

  1. Inserted the block _TagCircle.
  2. Opened up the block editor and selected the attributed text.
  3. Reset the paper text height to 0.125 in the properties window.
  4. Saved the changes to the block.
  5. Repeated the steps for _TagHexagon.  
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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-17-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: johnthoreson

I've also tried:

  • Closing the drawing and reopening it (no change).
  • Restarting the session of C3D (no change).
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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-17-2013 12:07 PM in reply to: johnthoreson

Could you post a screen shot of the properties window after highlighting the multileader?

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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-17-2013 12:18 PM in reply to: n2itive

Hi Nelsons,

 

Here it is.  Thanks for taking a look!

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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-17-2013 03:22 PM in reply to: johnthoreson

My English is not very good I hope I understand, this error has happened to me when I copied from one drawing to another Multileader, text, blocks with attributes.
What has worked well is to create text styles, Multileader, dimension styles in a palette as "blocks", when used in a new drawing copy of my custom palette I need and there is no such problem.
Never copy drawing to drawing, if you know any other solution how to edit a variable, please ask them published.

 

RA Arq.

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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-17-2013 03:47 PM in reply to: johnthoreson

Figured out what went wrong:  attributed text height spontaneously reset itself to a paperspace height of 2.5 (should be 0.125) in the blocks _TagCircle and _TagHexagon being called by the multileader styles.  

 

Here's the fix: 

  1. Inserted the block _TagCircle.
  2. Opened up the block editor and selected the attributed text.
  3. Reset the paper text height to 0.125 in the properties window.
  4. Saved the changes to the block.
  5. Repeated the steps for _TagHexagon.  
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Re: Text Gone Wild in Multileaders

09-18-2013 05:32 AM in reply to: johnthoreson
Thanks for taking the time to come back and post the fix.


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