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Modify and change symbols and text in the drawing

Use this function to scale, rotate, edit and replace text and blocks in a drawing.

  • The function contains a search and filter function to sort out blocks and text.
  • Text can be scaled, rotated, and edited (search and replace).
  • Blocks can be scaled, rotated, and replaced with new blocks.

Run the tool from the following location:

MOUS_ICO Toolbar: Tools > Modify and change symbols and text in the drawing

The dialog box Novapoint Symbol and Text Tool will pop up.

Select Tool

The tool can be operated on four sub-functions. Select the desire sub-function from the pull down menu. The dialog box will be changed, so that related settings can be defined.

  • Scale and Rotate Text
  • Scale and Rotate Symbol
  • Change Text
  • Change Symbol

Select Objects (Text/Symbols)

Objects can be selected in different ways:

  • Pick from drawing
  • By layer (all the entities of the selected layer will be considered)
  • By entity type

Select the suitable option from the pull down menu and choose then what to do with the objects:

  • Scale and Rotate Text: Use this option to scale and rotate the selected text entities.
  • Scale X: Define the scale factor.
  • Rotation: Define the rotation angle.
  • If the field rotation is left blank, the selected objects will not be rotated.
  • Scale and Rotate Symbol: Use this option to scale and rotate all the selected symbols.
  • Symbols can be scaled independently in X, Y, and Z directions.
  • If the rotation field in empty the symbols will only be scaled.
  • Change Text: Use this function to find text/replace text.
  • It is not possible to use wildcard in the search for text.
  • Change Symbol: Use this function to scale, rotate, and change the selected symbols.
  • One can also define the name of the symbol and layer to place the symbols on.

Select the suitable option from the pull down menu.

Last modified: 2012/10/10 11:18 by camilla