There are so many blog posts to keep up with that sometimes you think you read something but can never find it when you are looking for it. This happened recently in a class where I was teaching those who put as-builts together using AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013. I thought I had read in a blog post awhile back that AutoCAD 2013 has a new feature where you can ‘strike-through’ (
example) text. This would be instrumental to those doing as-builts. However, when we placed some Mtext in and the Mtext contextual tab came up, there was no such option. No worries, I will just bring up the properties palette but the option is not there either.
Today, I was putting together our AutoCAD 2013 – New Features Webinar (we have all kinds of webinars this week. I will place the links to the webinars at the bottom) and sure enough at Lynn Allen’s blog it mentions strike through text. In plain AutoCAD 2013 the context tab is different and shows the option to strike through the text!
AutoCAD 2013 Mtext Contextual Ribbon
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Mtext Contextual Ribbon
So how do you use this tool in AutoCAD Civil 3D?!
Just right-click while in edit mode with the Mtext object and choose in the Editor Settings to show the Toolbar. The Mtext toolbar will have the strikethrough option available.
Some of our 2013 New Features Webinars:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 11:00AM-12:00PM EST, AutoCAD 2013, Register Here
Tuesday, May 15, 2013, 12:30PM-1:30PM EST, Autodesk Navisworks 2013, Register Here
Wednesday, May 16, 2013, 11:00AM-12:00PM EST, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013, Register Here
Wednesday, May 16, 2013, 12:30PM-1:30PM EST, Autodesk Infrastructure Modeler 2013, Register Here
Thursday, May 17, 2013, 11:30AM-1:00PM EST, Autodesk Revit 2013, Register Here