Text

Toolbar Menu

Dimension
Drafting

Dimension

Text Block

The Text command creates two-dimensional rich text. Rich text can be formatted on a word-by-word or letter-by-letter basis similar to a word processor.

To create text

  1. Type the text.
  2. Specify the properties.
  3. Pick the location for the text.

To edit text

Or

Text 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.

Text alignment
Left align text

Sets the horizontal text alignment to the left.

Center align text

Sets the horizontal text alignment to the center.

Right align text

Sets the horizontal text alignment to the right.

Top align text

Sets the vertical text alignment to the top.

Middle align text

Sets the vertical text alignment to the middle.

Bottom align text

Sets the vertical text alignment to the bottom.

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.

Horizontal to view

Text is always flat to the screen. Uncheck if you need to orient text in viewports.

Match

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

Related commands

TextProperties

Toolbar Menu Shortcut

Popup
Properties
Standard

Edit

Panels

Object Properties

F3

The TextProperties command opens the Properties panel.

Steps

See also

Use drafting tools

Use text and dimensions for annotation

Annotation styles

Text properties

 

 

 

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