Parent page: Draftsman Objects
A Text box is a text container object that can be placed on a Draftsman document sheet and optionally filled with a solid color or ANSI pattern. The text string that will be displayed is entered through the Properties panel.
A Text box is available for placement in the Draftsman Editor as follows:
After launching the command, the cursor will change to a cross-hair and the editor will enter text box placement mode. Click in the design space to place the default text and its associated text box.
This method of editing allows a placed text box object to be selected in the design space and graphically edit its size or location.
Select a text box by clicking on its constituent text or background fill. Once selected, editing handles/nodes are available at its perimeter.
Properties page: Text Properties
The non-graphical method of editing a Text box and its constituent text string is available in the Draftsman Properties panel, which provides editable property fields for the item that is currently selected in the design space.
To open the Properties panel and access the properties of a placed Text object:
If the Properties panel is already active, click on the text or its background fill to access its properties in the panel.
The Properties panel supports multiple object editing, where the property settings that are identical in all currently selected objects can be modified.