Defining the Text Insertion Point
Concept Procedure Quick Reference

You can add text to objects using the Alter Properties feature in the Define Query dialog box. By default, AutoCAD Map 3D positions the text at the centroid of the object.

You can move the label point for objects. For an arc, the default label point is the center of the arc. Move your cursor over the image to see the results.

The text position relative to the object is called the label point. You can redefine the label point using the Map Labelpoint Location option.

To use the label point, choose the .LABELPT dot variable in the Define Text dialog box when you create the Property Alteration definition in the Define Query dialog box.

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