MATLDR
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Architectural Production Software 2005

Keyboard shortcut: MK, MKA, MKB, MKD, MKS, MKT
Toolbar button: , , , , ,
Compatible with AutoCAD Versions: Standard compatible versions

MATERIAL KEY LEADER

Each of the commands draws a material key symbol leader starting from the arrow point. The arrowhead and the first segment of the leader are one object when completed. (to eliminate loose arrowheads if the leader is ever erased) The difference between the commands is the type of arrowhead that each uses. The types of arrowheads are shown below:

MATLDR - Std Arrowhead
MATLDRA - Architectural Arrowhead
MATLDRB - Butterfly Arrowhead
MATLDRD - Dot Arrowhead
MATLDRS
- Simple Arrowhead
MATLDRT
- Tick Arrowhead

Each of the arrowheads is scaled using the drawing's scale factor so that they will appear the same size on the plotted sheet no matter what the drawing's scale.

User configurable options:

Layers:

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.

 

SAMPLE [MATERIAL KEY SYMBOL LEADER] COMMAND SYNTAX:

Command: , , , , , or
Command: MK, MKA, MKB, MKD, MKS, or MKT
Command: MATLDR, MATLDRA, MATLDRB, MATLDRD, MATLDRS, or MATLDRT

Specify arrow point:

Select the point you would like the leader to start.

 

Specify second point or [D]ist/[L]ength/direction dialog:

Select the second point or press "D" or "L" to use the Distance/Length & direction dialog.

 

--the arrow and first segment of the leader are drawn--

Specify leader endpoint or <Enter>/<Space> to pick a material key to align to:

Select the endpoint for the leader where material key symbol will be inserted or press <Enter> or <Space> to select another material key symbol to align to.

[Pressed <Enter> or <Space>]

Select any point on material key to align to:

Select any point on a material key symbol you would like this symbol to align with. The "insert" object snap is used when selecting the material key.

[end - Pressed <Enter> or <Space>]

 

--the second leader segment and material key symbol are drawn--

 

Shortcut Tip:

If you need to point to a second location from the same material key symbol you can do the following:

If you just completed the material key symbol press <Enter> or <Space> to start another material key leader. If the last command was something other than one of the material key leader commands start the material key leader command again (see above).

Specify arrow point:

Select the point you would like the leader to start.

 

Specify second point or [D]ist/[L]ength/direction dialog:

Select the "elbow" of the material key leader (or wherever you would like this leader to join with the existing material key leader). We used the endpoint object snap to select the point here.

 

--the arrow and first segment of the leader are drawn--

Specify leader endpoint or <Enter>/<Space> to pick a material key to align to:

At this point just press <Escape> or <Ctrl-C> (depending on your version and preferences) to cancel the command. (Pressing the <Space> key twice will also exit the command just not as cleanly.) This will leave you with the leader you just drew and it is even on the right layer so you won't have to change it. Now you can press <Enter> or <Space> to draw your next material key leader or a third leader on the last one.

 

Solutions to common questions and problems with this command

 

Related Commands

CRVLA, CRVLAA, CRVLAB, CRVLAD, CRVLAS, CRVLAT  Commands to draw a curved leader

ELVEXST, ELVEXSTA, ELVEXSTB, ELVEXSTD, ELVEXSTS, ELVEXSTT  Commands to draw an existing grade elevation symbol w/ leader

ELVNEW, ELVNEWA, ELVNEWB, ELVNEWD, ELVNEWS, ELVNEWT  Commands to draw a new grade elevation symbol w/ leader

KEYNOT, KEYNOTA, KEYNOTB, KEYNOTD, KEYNOTS, KEYNOTT  Commands to draw a keynote symbol w/ leader

LDRTXT, LDRTXTA, LDRTXTB, LDRTXTD, LDRTXTS, LDRTXTT  Commands to draw a leader w/ text

LEADR, LEADRA, LEADRB, LEADRD, LEADRS, LEADRT  Commands to draw a leader

SLEADR, SLEADRA, SLEADRB, SLEADRD, SLEADRS, SLEADRT  Commands to draw a leader from an existing symbol or text

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