Creates a leader and leader annotation.
Customizes the QLEADER command and sets properties for leaders and leader annotations.
The Leader Settings dialog box includes the following tabs: Annotation, Leader Line and Arrow, Attachment
List of Tabs
The following tabs are displayed.
Annotation Tab (Leader Settings Dialog Box)
Sets the leader annotation type. The type you select changes the QLEADER leader annotation prompt.
Prompts you to create multiline text (mtext) annotation.
- Copy an Object
Prompts you to copy a multiline text, single-line text, tolerance, or block reference object and connects the copy to the
end of the leader line. The copy is associated with the leader line, meaning that if the copied object moves, the end of the
leader line moves with it. The display of the hook line depends on the object copied.
Displays the Tolerance dialog box, which you can use to create a feature control frame to attach to the leader.
- Block Reference
Prompts you to insert a block reference. The block reference is inserted at an offset from the end of the leader line and
is associated to the leader line, meaning that if the block moves, the end of the leader line moves with it. No hook line
Creates a leader with no annotation.
The options are available only when the multiline text annotation type is selected.
- Prompt for Width
Prompts you to specify the width of the multiline text annotation.
- Always Left Justify
Left-justifies the multiline text annotation, regardless of leader location.
- Frame Text
Places a frame around multiline text annotation.
Sets options for reusing leader annotation.
Does not reuse leader annotation.
- Reuse Next
Reuses the next annotation you create for all subsequent leaders.
- Reuse Current
Reuses current annotation. This option is automatically selected when you reuse annotation after selecting Reuse Next.
Leader Line and Arrow Tab (Leader Settings Dialog Box)
Sets the leader line format.
Creates straight-line segments between the points you specify.
Creates a spline object using the leader points you specify as control points.
Defines the leader arrowhead. The arrowheads are also available for dimension lines (DIMSTYLE command). If you select User
Arrow, a list of blocks in the drawing is displayed.
Number of Points
Sets the number of leader points that QLEADER prompts you to specify before prompting for the leader annotation. For example,
if you set the points to 3, QLEADER automatically prompts you to specify the annotation after you specify two leader points.
Set the number to one more than the number of leader segments you want to create.
If you set the option to No Limit, QLEADER prompts for leader points until you press Enter.
Sets angle constraints for the first and second leader lines.
- First Segment
Sets the angle of the first leader segment.
- Second Segment
Sets the angle of the second leader segment.
Attachment Tab (Leader Settings Dialog Box)
Sets the attachment location for leader lines and multiline text annotation. This tab is available only when Mtext is selected
on the Annotation tab.
- Top of Top Line
Attaches the leader line at the top of the top multiline text line.
- Middle of Top Line
Attaches the leader line at the middle of the top multiline text line.
- Middle of Multiline Text
Attaches the leader line at the middle of the multiline text.
- Middle of Bottom Line
Attaches the leader line at the middle of the bottom multiline text line.
- Bottom of Bottom Line
Attaches the leader line at the bottom of the bottom multiline text line.
- Underline Bottom Line
Underlines the bottom multiline text line.