Autocad 2d multileader

by Design Workshop Sydney

Autocad 2d multileaders are used to point out aspects of a drawing. We show you how to create these useful annotations in our Autocad 2D training courses.autocad-2d-multileader
Multileaders are basically lines of text, or sometimes objects, with an arrow pointing to a feature within our drawing. We add multileaders in Model Space generally.
It’s a good idea to first create a multileader style. This is done by clicking on the small arrow at the bottom right of the Multileader tab on the Annotations tab (PC). If you’re using the Macintosh version go to the Format drop-down menu and choose Multileader Style. Or, in both versions,  simply type mleader into the bottom Command line, followed by hitting the Enter/Return key on your keyboard.
A dialog box will then open, like the one pictured here. For the case of a large drawing, open the Leader format tab and choose an Arrowhead size of 9, for example. Then go to Leader structure and choose a scale of 100, and in the Content tab choose a text height of 9. In the Symbols and Arrows section you can choose a different style of arrowhead or tick.
We then hit OK and Make Current. To create a multileader within your drawing, select the Multileader button. Autocad then asks you to choose a point where the arrowhead will lie, then to choose a Leader landing  location – which is where the text will sit. Then a text box opens and you add your text. Close the text editor, and the multileader appears on your page. This can be moved around, copied and edited by double-clicking on the text.
You can also add a block of your choice instead of a text label. This multileader could be copied and pasted into other drawings, to save time creating from scratch. And if it is created within a template drawing, it’ll be available in all your new drawings.
More information on all features of the program can be found at the AutoDesk website. And see many examples of our clients’ work on our Facebook page.
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