Style Editor: Text

Last modified: Nov 16, 2015
More about Styles

On the Text tab in the Style Editor you can create new, and change predefined Styles.

The Text tab in the Style Editor.


Component group

There are many different component groups on the Text tab, such as:

  • Calculate Area Texts: texts added when using the Calculate Area tool.
  • Dimension Texts: texts/numbers shown when adding dimensions to a drawing.
  • Text Fields: 2D texts and labels.

The component groups for Text.



Under the Styles heading all available styles are displayed, both your own styles and those that come from an external drawing. In this way you can share your styles with co-workers, by sending your drawing containing desired styles. When your co-worker has opened the drawing, he or she will save the styles globally and be free to use your styles.

The currently selected style is set as default for given component group. If a style come from an external drawing it is displayed after the style name as shown below.

Example of different styles


In the Style Editor there are four standard Style Tools:

 StyleEditorAddIcon Add new style: lets you add a new style, the currently selected style will be cloned and all settings will be copied to the new style.
StyleEditorDeleteIcon Delete style: Lets you delete a style, however default styles cannot be deleted.
StyleEditorSaveIcon Save style globally: If you want to use styles globally, i.e. in other drawings, you have to save the style globally first. The style will be saved on your hard drive.
StyleEditorResetIcon Reset style to default: Lets you reset styles to their default values.



For all text styles you can change the following properties:

  • Font: you can change the font of your text.
  • Font height: Enter desired text size.
  • Italic: Check this box to make the text italic.
  • Bold: Check this box to make the text bold.
  • Font color: Click the font color window to select desired color.

Checking the Always readable box that the text is rotated in a way that it is always readable.

Text properties.



The preview window lets you preview all the changes you make to a style. The changes will be displayed instantly and lets you see the result of how the edited style will look, as shown in the example in figure 6 below.

The style preview window.

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