AutoCAD – Find and Replace

When creating text in AutoCAD you might find yourself at a point where you need to find and replace content that has been created with your text.  This text can reside in blocks, attributes, single linetext or multiline text. There are a few places in AutoCAD where you can find this find and replace. The […]

AutoCAD – Find and Replace Text

AutoCAD is a tool that is great for creating objects like arcs, lines and circles as well as modifying that geometry by utilising commands like trim, copy and offset.  All tools needed to represent the drawings that you see today to depict our wonderful world whether it be in the mechanical, architectural or civil space. […]

Remove Unused AutoCAD Text Scales

For a lot of people that start using AutoCAD, The following can be a bit irritating…                       Chances are you have probably seen this and wondered what is going on, Is it a bug? A feature? It is actually showing the previous annotation scales of […]

How to create background fill for your AutoCAD text

How to create background fill for your AutoCAD text. Introduction We recently been asked about how to add a white background behind text so that you can read it. There are a couple of ways to do this and we’ll look at two. Problem The issue was that some lines goes through the text item […]

Uppercase text in AutoCAD LT

Uppercase text in AutoCAD LT Introduction A customer recently contacted us to with an issue that on his Autodesk all his text is in uppercase. My initial though was that there might be a problem with the keyboard. Solution Upon further investigation I found that there is a system variable in AutoCAD that switches on/off […]

Inventor Text Styles

Design work is not all 3D models and pretty renderings.  To manufacture or build something you need to communicate with your team mates and that is most often delivered in the written word. Once a design is complete the designer needs to deliver views of the model onto a 2D sheet as well as document […]

AutoCAD Text Styles

AutoCAD has two different types of text that can be created Single Line and Multiline.  The format that the text is shown on your drawing is controlled by the text style manager. Access to the text style manager can be found either on the Home Tab or the Annotate Tab. Once selected the following dialog […]

AutoCAD True Type Font Vs Shx Text

I have had a few questions about this one recently, What the difference? Why use one or the other? Is one better?   The short answer is that it depends on what you prefer, control, ease of use, display, or even how editable the text is.   Shx text, is basically geometric based, lines, arcs […]

AutoCAD titleblock attribute issue        

A client phoned in and had an issue whereby one of the AutoCAD attributes within a title block he was working on had a problem with its positioning. He did not change anything and on older versions of the drawing it was still fine. If he had only one title block in the drawing it […]

Creating a Revit drafting line with text

In this article we will create Line based Details component that has text embedded into the line. These lines you can use to show different services as example. Similar to the screenshot below. The first step is to create a Family. Then select the Line Based Detail Component Family template. In the empty family click […]