APS-CONFIG - Material List Text Settings
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Architectural Production Software 2005

Material List Text Settings

Main Configuration Dialog
Material Key System
Material List Text Settings

Configuration dialog:

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Breakdown of configuration options

Material List Title Text

Command affected:  MATLIST

This is where you specify the properties for the title text for the material list. 

Font file:  Press the "Browse..." button to browse for the font file to use for the title text style. You may select a standard AutoCAD text font file .SHX, a true type font .TTF (how to specify a TrueType font), or a .PFB/.PFA font file to use for this text. This font file along with the width factor below will be used to create a text style called "APS-MLMTTL". This style may be used just as you would any other text style, but this one will always use the values defined here.

Title Color and lineweight:  Select the color and lineweight for the title text (how to select colors). If you are using release 14 or earlier the lineweight value will have no effect, but we encourage you to set it so you won't have to later when you upgrade.

Text Height:  Enter the height that you would like the title text to be. This height value should be what you would use in a full scale drawing (scale factor = 1.0). The actual size of the text that the MATLIST command creates is scaled with the scale of the drawing so it will always be the correct size.

Width Factor:  Enter the width factor that you would like for the title text style. This width factor along with the font file above will be used to create a text style called "APS-MLMTTL".

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Material List Text

Command affected:  MATLIST

This is where you specify the properties for the text for the material list definitions. 

Font file:  Press the "Browse..." button to browse for the font file to use for the material list definition's text style. You may select a standard AutoCAD text font file .SHX, a true type font .TTF (how to specify a TrueType font), or a .PFB/.PFA font file to use for this text. This font file along with the width factor below will be used to create a text style called "APS-MLTEXT". This style may be used just as you would any other text style, but this one will always use the values defined here.

Title Color and lineweight:  Select the color and lineweight for the title text (how to select colors). If you are using release 14 or earlier the lineweight value will have no effect, but we encourage you to set it so you won't have to later when you upgrade.

Text Height:  Enter the height that you would like the material list definition's text to be. This height value should be what you would use in a full scale drawing (scale factor = 1.0). The actual size of the text that the MATLIST command creates is scaled with the scale of the drawing so it will always be the correct size.

Width Factor:  Enter the width factor that you would like for the material list definition's text style. This width factor along with the font file above will be used to create a text style called "APS-MLTEXT".

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Text Wrap Adjustment

Command affected:  MATLIST

Often when using various font styles for the material key definitions an adjustment to the text wrap will need to be made. Specify a value here that will allow the text in the material key to fill the entire width of the material key list without extending beyond the border (if shown). 1.0 is normal but you may specify a larger value to get the text to go farther to the right before wrapping to the next line. A scale factor less than 1.0 will make the lines of text shorter. This value must be larger than zero. It may take several tries to find the perfect value to use for the font style you select. 

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