Background Mask


Use a background mask for Text and Referenced Text components to mask the background of a label component.

The size and shape of the mask is configured using the border settings. For example, if you specify a rectangular border with a gap of 0.1, the mask respects those settings, even if the border visibility is set to False.

You can use the AutoCAD Properties palette to include a background mask for surface contour labels

To include a background mask

  1. In the Label Style Composer dialog box, click the Layout tab.
  2. Select a Text or Referenced Text component from the Component Name list.
  3. Under Border, change the Background Mask property to True.
  4. Configure the other Borders settings to adjust the mask and border size and shape.
  5. Adjust the label component Draw Order as needed.

    Any label component that is drawn before the mask may be covered if it is within the mask boundary.

To set the background mask setting for surface contour labels in AutoCAD Properties

  1. In the drawing, right-click a surface contour label and select Properties.
  2. In the AutoCAD Properties palette, under Labels change the Masking property to From Label Style. This sets the contour label to the label background mask setting from the assigned label style.


  3. Under Labels, change the Masking property to Contour Line Only.

Toolspace Context Menu

Settings tab: <drawing name> <object collection> Label Styles <label style type name> right-click <label style name> Edit

Dialog Box