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Old 01-18-2011, 07:12 AM
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I am working on a job wi9th a file that was given to us. The file has some mtext on the same layer as the linework it refers to. When I highlight the mtext there is what looks like the end of a triangular scale. When the file is xref'd the mtext does not show up. Any Ideas on how to fix this?
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:46 AM
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Maybe it is a problem with UNITS - insertion units and drawing units and xref units conflict.
When xref is inserted text is to small or to large. As result - you can't see it.
But this is just a hunch.......
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:15 AM
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Thank you for the thought but I can turn on other text and it shows up fine. It only happens with the text that shows the triangular scale when you rest your crosshairs on it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:49 AM
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What is "triangle scale" ? Can you explain a bit ?
Maybe you are xrefing drawing with Dinamic blocks??
Just guessing....
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:12 AM
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The triangle scale icon indicates that the text uses annotation scale. This means that it is designed to appear in only certain scales and that it will adjust size when the scale of the drawing is changed.

For example, the original author of the drawing may have wanted the text to only show when the drawing was at 1/4" scale but not at 1/8". You should probably double check with them to see if there is some reason that they did not want the text to show at one scale or another, but to remedy this, you can open the drawing, select the text and they use the annotation scaling feature to add the desired scale. The command should be on the ribbon or the right-click menu. Look for Annotation Scale > Add Scales or something similar.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:16 AM
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To show all annotative text regardless of what scale factor is assigned to them, you can use ANNOALLVISIBLE to toggle them on/off.

or use the toggle button
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File Type: png annotextshow.PNG (4.8 KB, 2 views)
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