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Align Text Along an Arc With ARCTEXT: Tuesday Tips With Heidi

Heidi Hewett
December 12, 2017

If you’ve ever tried to draw text along an Arc in AutoCAD LT or in AutoCAD without using the ARCTEXT Express Tool, you know how tedious it can be. Of course, it can be done. The question is how long will take? And what if you have to edit it? Fortunately, the ARCTEXT Express Tool in AutoCAD makes it easy to both draw and edit text along an arc!

Using the AutoCAD ARCTEXT Express Tool

AutoCAD ARCTEXT Express Tool

After launching ARCTEXT, select the arc on which you want to align the text. The ArcAlignedText dialog box is displayed where you can enter the text you want draw as well as its many text properties including height, how far to offset it from the arc curve, and ends of the arc.

AutoCAD ARCTEXT Express Tool

You can use the same tool to edit the arc text after it’s created or use the standard Properties palette.

AutoCAD ARCTEXT Express Tool

That’s EASY!

More Tuesday Tips

This is our last Tuesday Tip of 2017! Come back next week for a new edition of Have You Tried, and check in next year (hehe) for more of your favorite AutoCAD tips! Want more? Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2018 Tips & Tricks and The Best of Lynn Allen’s Tips & Tricks are available for download now!



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Heidi Hewett

Heidi Hewett has dedicated her career to educating people on the use of AutoCAD software. She began using AutoCAD as a student in 1986 and soon after earning her B.S. in Architectural Engineering, Heidi transitioned from an Autodesk customer to an Autodesk employee. During her career at Autodesk, Heidi has held a variety of positions including Product Support Technician, Training Specialist, and Senior Applications Engineer. In her current role as the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager, Heidi assists the marketing team in developing and delivering technical marketing material for AutoCAD. She continues to educate Autodesk customers, partners, and employees through Webcasts, seminars, and her AutoCAD Insider blog. It is her passion for education that inspired Heidi to earn an M.S. in Technical Communication and an M.A. in Information and Learning Technologies.