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*Heath Tupper
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Center line symbol

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10-04-2004 04:22 PM
Does anyone know of a Center Line symbol in AutoCAD or is the only way to overlap the C and the L. I can make a block of the symbol but was wondering if Autodesk figured that one out yet or not.
*Tracy W. Lincoln
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Re: Center line symbol

10-04-2004 05:21 PM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
Try the STYLE command and make a Text Style using the font GDT.SHX and use the lower case q. -- Tracy W. Lincoln Autodesk Discussion Group Facilitator Discussion Group Index: http://discussion.autodesk.com Support: http://support.autodesk.com "Heath Tupper" wrote: > Does anyone know of a Center Line symbol in AutoCAD or is the only way to > overlap the C and the L. I can make a block of the symbol but was > wondering > if Autodesk figured that one out yet or not.
*Walt Engle
Message 3 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-04-2004 08:37 PM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
I have an shx file, called romansb which was made from romans. I am attaching pdf file showing %%250 which gives the centerline symbol you asked about. The only problem with romansb is that it won't work in mtext - ONLY dtext - damnit. The attached file is Standard style, romansb font, 1/8" high (can be any height).
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old-cadaver
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Message 4 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-05-2004 03:53 AM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
"CL." works for us. No special key-in, no special font, no separate block to get left behind, just CL.
*CJA
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Re: Center line symbol

10-05-2004 05:23 AM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
If you use "txt.shx" font you can use this symbol ( | ). It is the one on the key with the backslash symbol. "Heath Tupper" wrote in message news:4161db23$1_3@newsprd01... > Does anyone know of a Center Line symbol in AutoCAD or is the only way to > overlap the C and the L. I can make a block of the symbol but was wondering > if Autodesk figured that one out yet or not. > >
*doug k
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Re: Center line symbol

10-05-2004 05:57 AM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
"Heath Tupper" wrote in message news:4161db23$1_3@newsprd01... > was wondering if Autodesk figured that one out yet or not. yes Autodesk did, in release 2005 (2004?) mtext. the symbol is just a right-click away.
*Casey Roberts
Message 7 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-05-2004 06:42 AM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
or use a 'bigfont' called special.shx and then ~C = Centerline symbol "doug k" wrote in message news:41629932$1_2@newsprd01... > > "Heath Tupper" wrote in message > news:4161db23$1_3@newsprd01... > > was wondering if Autodesk figured that one out yet or not. > > yes Autodesk did, in release 2005 (2004?) mtext. the symbol is just a > right-click away. > >
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madcadd
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Message 8 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-05-2004 08:43 AM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
Hi Casey,

Your perpendicular solution yesterday works here as well. Using mtext and typing in the lower case q (for CL) and editing that to gdt.shx.

This is an ugly CL symbol, but maybe there is a better "looking" one in another font that can be used.

Reply From: Casey Roberts
Date: Oct/04/04 - 14:30 (CDT)

Re: Perpendicular Symbol in MText
Or, in mtext type the following:

PLACE BEAM ^ TO WALL

then select (highlight) the ^ and change the font type to symbol (true type font)
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Message 9 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-07-2004 08:31 PM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
What version of Acad do you have?
In 2005 you simply right click in the Mtext box, pick symbol, then select the required symbol from the fly out. CL is about 1/4 the way from the top.
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*Heath
Message 10 of 11 (366 Views)

Re: Center line symbol

10-07-2004 09:27 PM in reply to: *Heath Tupper
only at 2004 won't see the actual symbol that Autodesk added unitl 2006 upgrade. Thanks for all for all of the infor found a solution that works. "wookie" wrote in message news:29092205.1097206297206.JavaMail.jive@jiveforum2.autodesk.com... > What version of Acad do you have? > In 2005 you simply right click in the Mtext box, pick symbol, then select the required symbol from the flt out. CL is about 1/4 the way from the top.
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