scale annotations are used for annotating a drawing. These annotations are
now available through tools on the tool palettes and in Content
Bar scale tool
By default, all bar scale
tools are set to be non-annotative, which means that the annotations
you insert with these tools are not controlled by annotative scaling.
You can make them annotative if desired. For more information, see Annotation Scaling.
ImportantIf you have legacy
drawings with old DesignCenter-based annotation symbols in them,
then the old block definition will continue to be used for new tool-based
blocks if the blocks are identically named. In such a case, either
change the Annotative setting manually by using BEDIT, or rename
the old block before inserting new tool-based annotation symbols
into the drawing.
ImportantThe bar scale tool
has been set to be non-annotative by default because the numerical
values created on insertion are static and will not update automatically
when the annotation scale of the symbol is changed.
You can find a bar scale
tool in these locations in a default US install of AutoCAD Architecture:
- In the Annotation tool palette
- In Content Browser in these catalogs:
- Stock Tool Catalog
- Sample Palette Catalog (Imperial or Metric),
- Documentation Tool Catalog (Imperial
or Metric), under \Miscellaneous
TipYou can also search
for these types of tools by name in Content Browser.
These properties of bar
scale tools can be customized:
||Specifies the layer key for the layer to which the bar
scale is assigned. To change, click the current value to access
the Select Layer Key worksheet. The default layer key is TITTEXT.
||Specifies one or more layer key overrides. Click the
worksheet icon to access the Select Layer Overrides worksheet.
||Specifies the block-based symbol to be used for the bar
||The location of the drawing file containing the specified
symbol. Click the property and use the Browse option from the drop-down list
to locate and enter the path to the file. If this property is unspecified
(--), then only those blocks in the current drawing file are listed.
Symbol blocks shipped with AutoCAD Architecture
are by default located in %AECCONTENT_DIR%\Styles\Imperial\AEC Annotation
Symbols (Imperial).dwg or %AECCONTENT_DIR%\Styles\Metric\AEC Annotation
|Text/Attribute text style
||This property specifies whether attribute text within
the symbol uses the text style of the current drawing (Target drawing
text style) or the style defined by the attribute tag (As defined
|Text/Attribute text angle
||Specifies the angle for attribute text. The choices are
Right reading (which keeps the text right-side up regardless of
rotation angle), As inserted (which sets text rotation at the angle
of the last leader segment), and Force horizontal (which keeps the
text horizontal regardless of the match line rotation angle.)