Objects that are commonly used to annotate drawings have a property called . This property allows you to automate the process of scaling annotations so that they plot or display at the correct size on the paper.
Instead of creating multiple annotations at different sizes and on separate layers, you can turn on the annotative property by object or by style, and set the annotation scale for layout or model viewports. The annotation scale controls the size of the annotative objects relative to the model geometry in the drawing.
The following objects are commonly used to annotate drawings and contain an annotative property:
When the Annotative property for these objects is turned on (set to Yes), these objects are called annotative objects.
You define a paper size for annotative objects. The you set for layout viewports and model space determines the size of the annotative objects in those spaces.
The following steps represent a typical workflow for annotating a drawing so that your annotations will scale automatically.
If one or more annotative objects needs to be displayed at an additional scale, follow these steps.
When you create your layouts, follow these steps.
For more information about setting visibility for annotative objects, see . For more information about adding scales to annotative objects, see .