Architectural Production Software 2005

Keyboard shortcut: BBL
Toolbar button:
Compatible with AutoCAD Versions: Standard compatible versions


This command draws a revision cloud. The scale of each of the arcs is adjusted with the scale of the drawing. 

User configurable options: 

  • Length of arcs (scaled with scale factor of drawing)
  • Flatness of arcs

See the Architectural Symbols section of the APS Configuration Utility


Known limitations:

  • None reported. If there is something this command will not do that you think it should please let us know.

Alternate uses:

  • None reported. If you have an alternate use for this command submit it here.



Command: BBL
Command: CLOUD


Draw COUNTERCLOCKWISE outline of area to be bubbled. <Enter>/<Space> when done.

Draw a counterclockwise boundary around the objects that need clouded in your drawing. When finished press the <Space> or <Enter> key. The command will close the boundary for you (by drawing a straight line between the last point and the first so you don't have to go back to the starting point if you don't want to).

--the cloud is drawn--


Tips & Tricks when using CLOUD


If the area that you need to cloud has a long straight section, have the command draw the straight portion for you by making it the area that is drawn last and letting the command close the cloud (with a straight line) for you.


If there is an area inside the cloud that you do NOT want included in the cloud, draw another cloud and cut a "hole" by drawing it CLOCKWISE. This will turn the arcs the other way.


Solutions to common questions and problems with this command


Related Commands

Revision Symbol  Command in Architectural Symbols that inserts a revision symbol in a drawing.

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