Background Mask setting for Bearing/Distance

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Background Mask setting for Bearing/Distance

Postby keta_salmon » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:23 pm

Is there a setting for my Annotate-->Angle/Distance so that I do not have to select each label and change to MText and then add background mask?

Thank you
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Re: Background Mask setting for Bearing/Distance

Postby gskelhorn » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:04 pm

From the menu: Annotate | Annotate Defaults on the General tab there is a toggle to specify use of MText for bearings and distances. Not sure if there is an automatic way to enable the background masks.
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Re: Background Mask setting for Bearing/Distance

Postby keta_salmon » Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:21 am

Awesome, that is exactly what I was looking for!
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Re: Background Mask setting for Bearing/Distance

Postby dspr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:28 pm

Unfortunately there doesn't appear to be an option to turn on background mask for an mtext object. Coming from a Land Desktop background, I'm not sure how I'm going to do without this. I did find another thread that talked about writing a lisp routine to toggle the background mask flag off or on for an mtext object, so this does seem to be an attribute that is built into Intellicad. Apparently they chose not to include this functionality in their gui.

Here is the link to the thread that talks about using a lisp routine, as well as some actual code:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3685

I will probably try to recreate that routine and attach it to a toolbar button.
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