The Leader command draws an annotation leader with arrowhead and attached text.
The used annotation style.
List the annotation styles available in the model. If an annotation has any settings in its properties different from its style, a menu behind the style name appears.
Resets all the changed settings to the style defaults.
Applies the changed settings to the annotation style.
Use the settings in the properties to create a new style.
Click to open the Annotations page for the style of the selected leader.
The text height.
Surrounds text with an opaque color.
Turn off mask.
Sets the mask color to the viewport background color.
Select the mask color using the Select Color dialog box.
When Mask is set to Solid Color, click to change the color.
The width of the blank area around the text.
The display size is a product of the component's size (like arrow size or text height) and the Model space scale value.
Normally this is the inverse of the print scale. The text height, extension line extension, extension line offset distance, and arrow length are multiplied by this number.
The text appearance.
Tip: Click to open the drop-down list, and type the initial letter of a font to find the font quickly.
Sets the font style to bold.
Sets the font style to italic.
Sets the font style to underlined.
Text fields are formulas that are evaluated while Rhino is running and the result is displayed in the text. All text fields are in the syntax of %<field and options>%. When a formula cannot be evaluated an error string of #### is displayed.
The toggle stacking brackets button is a shortcut to add or remove [[...]] around text selected in the edit box. Stacking brackets will make the text between them stack, so that [[1/2]] will display as a stacked fraction.
Enters a degree symbol (°) into the text.
Enters a radius symbol (R) into the text.
Enters a diameter symbol (Ø) into the text.
Enters a plus/minus symbol (±) into the text.
The text displays in the leader.
Allows placing an additional edit point to the leader curve.
Select an annotation to apply its properties to the current leader.
Use a previously defined block as an arrowhead.
This option is not available when no blocks exist in the model.
The base point of the arrowhead block determines how the arrowhead is placed on the end of a dimension line or a leader. In the illustration below:
(1) The base point of the arrowhead block is placed at the tip of the arrowhead curve. The dimension line passes the arrowhead.
(2) The base point of the arrowhead block is placed at the end of the arrowhead curve. The dimension line does not pass the arrowhead.
If you want the tip of the arrowhead to be accurately placed at a location, be sure to place the base point of the arrowhead block at the tip.
No arrow is drawn.
The length of the arrowhead from tip to tail.
Sets the type of curve used by the leader.
Only the arrowhead and text are drawn.
A segmented polyline is drawn.
A control point curve is used as the leader line.
The text aligns to the construction plane x-axis.
The text is aligned to the leader segment.
Adds a short horizontal line between the leader line and the text.
The Arrowhead command modifies the end of a curve to an arrowhead shape.
The arrowhead size cannot be changed.
Use text and dimensions for annotation
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