Hidden away in DraftSight are some quick and easy Text Codes that I use on a regular basis. What are they? How do I use them? What do they do? Well let me explain!
So, what are they? They are quick text entries used to get certain Symbols or Text Styling on a Drawing. I’ll list them below
- %%O Turns Overlining On and Off.
- %%U Turns Underling On and Off.
- %%P Inserts a Plus/Minus Symbol (±).
- %%D Inserts a Degrees Symbol (°).
- %%C Inserts a Diameter Symbol.
So, when entering Text using the SimpleNote command, if I enter %%U Underlining Example, my screen will display Underlining Example. You can see some other examples in the image below.
There are other means of entering symbols in DraftSight and in a future blog, I’ll talk about Unicode Characters, what they are and how you use them in DraftSight.
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