Creating Annotative Styles and Objects

All the geometry you draw in AutoCAD is created at its actual size. However, the heights of text, dimensions, and attributes present a potential problem. As drawings are scaled down from their real-world size to be represented on paper using viewport scale (which you'll be learning more about in the “Adjusting Floating Viewports” section), text, dimensions, and attributes are likewise scaled down to fit on paper.

To compensate, users of versions before AutoCAD 2008 had to intentionally scale text, dimensions, and attributes much larger in modelspace than their intended size on paper so that when being reduced in a viewport, they appeared at the correct size on paper. Complicating this issue is the fact if ...

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