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Archive for March, 2008

Wipeouts and Annotative Text

I recently tried to add a wipeout to a bit of annotative DTEXT, and discovered that these two things don’t play well together in AutoCAD 2008. Basically, the text just disappears. So what do you do if you want to display some masked task at one particular scale? It’s easy.

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LTSCALE and PSLTSCALE

One of my biggest gripes with PSLTSCALE is that it can make working in model space a pain. I like to see what my linetypes are going to look like when they plot, and with PSLTSCALE set to 1, you need to have LTSCALE set to 1 (generally) rather than the scale of your viewports. Of course, if you have multiple viewports at different scales, you generally need to have both PSLTSCALE and LTSCALE set to 1.

Annotative scales to the rescue.

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