Chapter 8

Controlling Text in a Drawing

You have many uses for text in your drawings, including titles of views, notes, and dimensions. It’s not uncommon for the majority of a page to be covered with text outlining pertinent information such as titles, design requirements, and other project details. Each of these might require a different height, orientation, justification, and style of lettering. To control text, you’ll need to learn how to do the following:

  • Set up text styles to determine how the text will look
  • Specify where the text will be, and enter it in the drawing
  • Modify the text already in your drawing

Autodesk® AutoCAD® software offers several annotation tools you’ll learn to combine in this chapter to help tell the story of your ...

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