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Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 5:21:21 PM | Drafting Simple 2D Details




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Project: Simple steel frame with concrete slab on composite metal deck.

Issue: Drafting view - 2D "Typical Details" with annotations.

Question: How do you get leaders from text to snap to detail lines? It seems the keyboard shortcuts such as SE to snap to endpoint or SN to snap to Nearest don't work in this situation.


Note: Please no arguments or epic debates about Revit vs. AutoCAD as they are completely different tools.


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Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 2:19:55 PM | Drafting Simple 2D Details



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I was wondering how to do this as well.  Could you maybe modify the arrowhead family?  


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Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:02:45 PM | Drafting Simple 2D Details



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i have always just zoomed in real tite and dragged the arrowhead to where it needs to be. not seen it done any other way. would be nice to know if i have been doing correct or wrong for tha last 7+ years


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Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:09:55 PM | Drafting Simple 2D Details



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You are right, Revit and CAD are two different programs.  Revit text leaders will automatically snap to a line but it is up to you to place it visually at the end of the line.  And visually is close enough.

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Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 4:19:30 PM | Drafting Simple 2D Details




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Bimman and wwhub are right.  You can align the text from leader to leader, but the end of the leader will not snap to a detail thing I wanted to add to wwhub's visual comment is in Revit you can make use of the arrow keys to nudge objects to where you "visually" want them.  Caution though - which should be self-evident - is you do not want to apply the nudge to any object which needs to be accurately located. For text and leaders it works great, get em close and nudge em in place...enjoy!


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