Is there a simple way to set the annotation/dimension properties to match an example already in my drawing BEFORE I create the new annotation? I can change the style of an annotation to match another one AFTER I’ve created it, so why not before? I just want to click on a dimension/text/leader and use its style for future annotations, including any edits I might have made to the selected item’s style.
- Select an existing annotation item with the desired appearance
- go to its properties to identify the style used
- click on an annotation tool
- click to change annotation style
- choose style from the dropdown list
- place the annotation
- notice that it doesn’t look like the original sample (because some aspect of sample’s style has minor edits)
- select new annotation
- go to its properties
- click ‘match’
- select the sample you picked in step 1), so new one matches old one.
- adjust the position of the annotation if the style change necessitates this
Yes, I know that if the original item’s style has edits I can save it as a new named style to cut out steps 7-12, but then I end up with a bloated list of styles with names that are either complicated or meaningless.