Chapter 6Annotating Objects

Annotation plays an important role in most designs; it is used to communicate measurements and design features that might require explanation. The Autodesk® AutoCAD® program offers a variety of annotation objects that include stand-alone text, dimensions, leaders, and tables. Each annotation object type is affected by specially named styles that control its appearance. Blocks can also include attributes, which are a form of annotation that can be updated when an instance of a block reference is inserted into a drawing. I discuss blocks and attributes in Chapter 7, “Working with Blocks and External References.”

In this chapter, you will learn to create and modify stand-alone text objects and other types of annotation ...

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