Leader

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Leader

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The Leader command draws an annotation leader with arrowhead and attached text.

Steps

  1. Pick the head of the leader.
    This is the arrow end.
  2. Pick the next points of the leader.
  3. Press Enter to end the command.
  4. In the dialog box, type text for the leader.

Leader properties

Text

Style

The used annotation style.

Style menu

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.

Remove overrides

Resets all the changed settings to the style defaults.

Update <Style> to match

Applies the changed settings to the annotation style.

Save as new style

Use the settings in the properties to create a new style.

Edit Style...

Click to open the Annotations page for the style of the selected leader.

Height

The text height.

Mask

Surrounds text with an opaque color.

None

Turn off mask.

Background

Sets the mask color to the viewport background color.

Solid Color

Select the mask color using the Select Color dialog box.

Mask Color

When Mask is set to Solid Color, click to change the color.

Mask margins

The width of the blank area around the text.

Model space scale

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.

Font

The text appearance.

Tip: Click to open the drop-down list, and type the initial letter of a font to find the font quickly.

Left align text

Center align text

Right align text

Top

Middle of first line

Bottom of first line

Middle

Middle of last line

Bottom

Underlined

B

Sets the font style to bold.

I

Sets the font style to italic.

U

Sets the font style to underlined.

Text Field

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.

Note

Toggle stacking brackets

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.

Degree

Enters a degree symbol (°) into the text.

Radius

Enters a radius symbol (R) into the text.

Diameter

Enters a diameter symbol (Ø) into the text.

Plus/Minus

Enters a plus/minus symbol (±) into the text.

Edit box

The text displays in the leader.

Add curve point

Allows placing an additional edit point to the leader curve.

Match

Select an annotation to apply its properties to the current leader.

More properties

Arrowhead
Arrow
Dot
Tick
Short arrow
Open arrow
Rectangle
Thin arrow
Thinner arrow
User arrow

Use a previously defined block as an arrowhead.

This option is not available when no blocks exist in the model.

To create a block to represent the arrowhead

  1. Draw the arrow elements.
  2. Create a block from the geometry.
Note
No arrow

No arrow is drawn.

Arrow size

The length of the arrowhead from tip to tail.

Curve type

Sets the type of curve used by the leader.

None

Only the arrowhead and text are drawn.

Polyline

A segmented polyline is drawn.

Spline

A control point curve is used as the leader line.

Text alignment
Horizontal

The text aligns to the construction plane x-axis.

Aligned

The text is aligned to the leader segment.

Landing

Adds a short horizontal line between the leader line and the text.

Arrowhead

Toolbar Menu

Annotate

Not on menus.

The Arrowhead command modifies the end of a curve to an arrowhead shape.

The arrowhead size cannot be changed.

Steps

See also

Use text and dimensions for annotation

 

 

 

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