Leader Note Settings Dialog Box (AutoCAD Mechanical)

Use the Leader Note Settings dialog box to customize the default settings of leader notes for the current drafting standard.

Symbol tab

 

Options

   

Show reference line

Adds a reference line from the leader to the note text. The icon to the left of the check box shows the result.

 

Requirements

 

Variables

Displays a list of functions and references to the properties of the object note can be attached to. Select an item from the list to insert it into the multiline text editor. The item appears at the cursor position.

 

Insert symbol

Displays a palette to enable you to insert a special character at the current cursor position in the multi-line text editor. In the rendered text mode, the editor shows the special character while in the plain text mode the editor shows the corresponding control key sequence.

 

Multi-line text editor

Edits note text. Use this editor to edit text, formulas, and special symbols to be displayed as note text. Use the right-click menu to access special editing tools.

     

Right-click menu options

Enables you to specify the formatting for the segment of text selected in the multi-line text editor. The formatting options are:

  • Format > Underline - Toggles underlining for the selected text
  • Format > Overline - Toggles overlining for the selected text
  • Format > Align - Specifies how the selected text aligns with stacked text on the same line
  • Format > Stacked- Stacks two segments of text, separated by a “/” character.
  • Format > Text Color - Specifies a color for the selected text
  • Format > Text Height - Applies a scale factor for the selected text
  • Format > Text Font - Specifies a font for the selected text
  • Format > Text Width - Applies a scale factor for the width of the selected text
  • Format > Tracking Factor - Specifies the spacing between characters of the selected text
  • Dim Style >Apply Dim Style - Applies a dimension style for a numerical expression. This option is visible only when a numerical expression is selected.
    Note: The remaining options in the Dim Style menu lists the available dimensions styles that you can select from.
  • Precision - Enables you to specify a precision for a numerical expression. This option is visible only if a numerical expression is selected. It is not available if you have applied a dimension style to the selected numerical expression.
  • Cut - Moves the selected text to the windows clipboard.
  • Copy - Copies the selected text to the windows clipboard.
  • Paste - Inserts the contents of the windows clipboard at the insertion point.
  • Delete - Erases the selected text.
  • Select All - Selects the entire content of the multi-line text editor.
   

Preview display mode

Specifies how note text appears in the multi-line text editor.

  • Plain Text - Displays formulas and formatting signs that define the note text.
  • Rendered Text Colored - Renders all formulas and formatting signs to preview the note.
  • Rendered Text Mono - Displays monochromatically the same text as the Rendered Text Colored mode.
Tip: Use the Plain Text mode to define formulas, especially if you are inserting functions. It also gives you more control over where to place references. Use a rendered mode to check the formula.
 

Library

   

Category

Displays a list of object categories for which you can create note templates.

   

Templates

Displays the list of available templates for the selected category.

   

Menu options

 

 

Add

Saves the text in the multi-line text editor as a new note template. The new template is added to the symbol library.

 

 

Delete

Deletes the selected note template from the symbol library.

 

 

Rename

Makes the template name editable. AutoCAD Mechanical validates the name you provide to ensure that the names of templates for a given category are unique.

 

 

Set default

Makes the selected template the default template for the selected category. A blue tick mark appears next to the default template name. When you attach a note to an object described by the selected category, the default template loads automatically.

     

Remove default

Removes the default status of the selected template. This menu option is available only on the default template. When no default template is selected, no note text appears in the multi-line text editor.

   

Add

Saves the content of the multi-line text editor as a new template. Prompts to name the new item.

   

Import

Imports templates from the symbol library of another drawing. You can only import symbols of the same standard and revision as the one you are editing.

Leader and Text tab

 

Leader

   

Arrowhead

Specifies the default leader arrowhead type for note symbols.

Note: If you select the arrowhead type labelled "By NameOfStandard", the arrowhead type is linked to the leader arrowhead setting of the master settings of the drafting standard. If the master settings change, the arrowhead type setting for note symbols change accordingly.
   

Arrow size

Specifies the default leader arrowhead size for note symbols.

Note: If you select the size labelled "By NameOfStandard", the arrow size is linked to the arrow setting of the master settings of the drafting standard. If the master settings change, the arrow size value for note symbols change accordingly.
   

Color

Specifies the default leader color for note symbols.

Note: If you select the color labelled "By NameOfStandard", the leader color is linked to the leader color setting of the master settings of the drafting standard. If the master settings change, the color setting for note symbols change accordingly.
 

Text

   

Height

Specifies the default text height for the symbol text of note symbols. If the current standard is a "custom standard", you can specify a non-standard text height. If not, AutoCAD Mechanical restricts you to selecting a value from the list.

Note: If you select the text height labelled "By NameOfStandard", the text height is linked to the base height setting in the master settings of the drafting standard. If the master settings change, the text height setting for note symbols change accordingly.
   

Color

Specifies the default color for the symbol text of note symbols. If the text height changes, the color automatically changes to the default color corresponding to that text height. Text object colors are set from the Object Property Settings dialog box.

Note: If you select the color labelled "By NameOfStandard", the text color is linked to the base text color setting in the master settings of the drafting standard. If the master settings change, the text color setting for note symbols change accordingly.
   

Leader justification

Sets the position of the note text in relation to the leader end point.

Note: This options is disabled for the GOST standard. However, it is available for custom standards based on the GOST standard.

Restore Defaults

Restores all settings of this dialog box to the preset default values for the drafting standard.