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What is Annotative Style in Autocad? Introcuction to Annotation

TOPIC: What is Annotative Style in Autocad? Introduction to Annotation

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My name is (name) and I welcome you all to today’s video. In the last video, we learned about Layout and Layout Design but in today’s video we will learn about Annotative Style or we can say Annotation.

Alright now, let’s start to discuss the Annotative style.

first of all, what we will do in today's video is we will prepare an object and inside that object, we will provide hatching and with the help of that hatching, we will also provide the dimensions of the respective object and we will also learn about what exactly Annotative Style is and if we use the Annotative Style then what are the advantages we will get. For example, I have this drawing which I made right now in which you can see there is a circle and I have provided hatching in that circle, and above that, I wrote: “By Using Standard Method”. I also have another drawing where again I have provided the hatching and by selecting the hatching over it, and the Associate is there or we can even convert the associate into Annotative, for example, I have written here “By Using Annotation” which means annotative style. So here I have clicked on Annotative. Okay?

So now we see some changes over here. I have used one method over here which is the Standard Method which we have used in our previous videos and according to that I have prepared the drawing. Then the drawing available over here has been made with some changes like the hatching over here is associative and the hatching over here is annotative. Okay? So what are the changes in it? For example, we all know that whenever we prepare a plan or layout in civil engineering, at that time we always take care of two foremost things and the first is the Unit. So to check the Unit, we will type “U” “N” + “Enter”. So when we enter this, we will check for the unit first, so I need to work in decimal so I will choose decimal, then the precision I need and the scale I am inserting or the scale I am working with or the different types of drawings I will make with the help of it, so for that the command I will give to work in it is centimeters and then from here I will click “Okay”. So the second thing we need to see is Dimension Style, so for that, I will go “D” + “enter” and when I enter it so here we can see that, we are using standard format so we will stay in standard only. And here I need to modify it, so after going to modify it, I need to check the unit. So the unit over here is also decimal and precision is Zero (0) and also with that, the height of the text and the line over the line where I have changed the color and where the extension line is, I have changed the color over there too. So the size of the Arrow will be the same as the size of the text. So these are the changes we need to see. And then we need to click on “Okay”. Then we will go on “Set Current” and then close it. So the drawing format over here is Standard and this is Annotative but what is the change in it? So the change is that whatever drawing we make is prepared with the help of a scale, suppose you can see the scaling towards the bottom, 1 is to 1 (1:1) which means that the scaling will be the same as it is available at the onside. Okay?


It means that whatever I enter here, the things will be drawn exactly like the original size of it, like on the ground or the measurement we took. Okay? So this is Scaling. And we all know about scaling and how to use it. So assume that I have prepared both of the drawings with help of the scaling, where this is Standard Format and this one is now an Annotative format. So when I will do some changes in scaling, right now my scale is 1 is to 1 (1:1), and suppose that I need the scaling of 1 is to 2 (1:2) Okay? So the Annotative over here will automatically convert the whole drawing according to the scaling. For example, we need the radius of this circle Okay? (5 seconds pause) Then once again we need the radius of another circle Okay? Then we see that the hatching is different which means that the hatching of this is Annotative and the hatching of this is in Standard Format. So suppose that I will change the scaling from here, and when I change the scaling from here, you can see that the hatching of this has suddenly disappeared. But why has it disappeared? It has disappeared because I have changed the scaling over here. So right now it is not available to me and whenever it is not available to me, I always choose the option over here “Show Annotation Objects” which means that whatever drawings I have ever made with help of the annotation or with the annotative option, it will show me over here when this button will be on.


Then there is another option where the scaling will automatically add itself over here. Okay? For example, if I do 1 is to (1:1) or if I do 1 is to 2 (1:2), then you can see that the hatching is automatically changing and inserting itself according to the scaling. Suppose if I choose 2 is to 1 (2:1) which is 50%, so according to that the hatching is changing itself. Okay? There is one more thing that the text over here is made with the help of Annotation and then I will do it Annotative Okay? And then “Enter” ( 10 seconds pause) So we will see it once again, for example, the actual size of it according to the scaling is 6 Okay … so if I change the scaling of it from here then you can see that it is changing according to it. Okay? And here you can see that whatever scaling I change, the changes are not done over here. The changes are not happening because whatever changes I have made here is with the help of Annotation which means that when my scaling is changed, my drawing will be small or big according to it.

So I have provided hatching over here so that you can see it in a fixed boundary, of these hatches or text which changes by themselves. One more thing, suppose the dimension style I used over here, i will do “D” “enter” and imagine that I have used an annotative over here or I can choose an annotative from here or I can choose “New” Dimension style also. And here I will name it “Type-1-A” which means Annotative, now that we need either in annotative or standard so we will choose annotative from here. Then for what dimension I need annotative, I can also set it from here. Okay? So I need an annotation for all dimensions. Then I will choose “continue” and when I will click that, you may see the name I have given for the dimension style “Type-1-A”. And then whatever changes I want to apply, I can do that. i will make it 3 here, which means the changes that were made prior, according to that, the color we choose right now will be a little different so that you all can see the changes. Okay?


So the Unit’s precision can be changed also. Okay? So suppose I want to use this style, so I will choose “Set Current” and then “Close”. So now if I choose the option of radius from here, it will show that the annotative scale is 1 is to 1 (1:1), so if I want a different scale from it then I can choose that, or I can continue with that scale only and then “Okay”. And now you can see that the radius is shown here. Okay? So suppose I have changed the radius which means the scaling from here, then you can see that the text, the size has also changed according to it, that its placing is also changing which means that whatever things I have applied for the drawing for modification or dimension or I insert some pattern, and do all these things with the help of annotative style, so whenever I change the scaling, it will automatically accept it and show it.


So here you can see that there is no change and over here whatever I apply for scaling, those all things are available for scaling. One more thing, by chance, if you need to add one more scaling, For example, I have shown here that I need to see the percentage as well that the actual size suppose it’s 100 and the scaling I need is half, so I choose 1 is to 2 (1:2) which means that the scaling will be 50%. 2 is to 1 (2:1) scaling will be 200%, it will become 2 times more than before. So this is the decimal, so if you need inches or feet then that is also available. And suppose that they are not available then you have to go to “custom” and it will show the options which are already available, whatever you need to set, you just need to double click it. Then you can also change the position of the scale. For example, I want this 1 is to 2 (1:2) towards up then I will choose the option “move up” or “move down”. So it means that we can put the numbering according to our requirements. And suppose I need to add one more scale over here like I need to add 1 is to 1.5 (1:1.5). So for that I will go to “add” and then I will rename it by 1 is to 1.5 “(1:1.5)” and here I have to insert the unit which is 1 and for scaling I need 1.5. and then you can see that it is added successfully.


Let’s try once again. Suppose I need 4 to 1 (4:1) which means that over here it will be 4 and here it will be 1 and click ok, Let’s add one more. 1 is to 4 and how much do I have to make for one unit?

I have to make it 4 times more so 400% will be shown and then “okay”. Now you can see that whatever we have added, all of these are displayed here. So like if I do the changes, whatever things I have done with annotation will be shown over here. The scaling I am inserting here I like this. Okay?... So these were the things we needed to learn, the advantages of annotation. And today we learned that with the help of annotation, whatever scaling I change in the drawing or with the help of the scaling, makes a drawing layout like we have not learned it fully about how we can use it in layout Okay? So suppose in the layout, whatever the drawings are, I need it to be indifferent to scaling. For example, I have two to three drawings available on my screen or my model. And I want those drawings in different scaling like the one drawing in the corner, I want it to be in 1 is to 1 (1:1) and the second drawing should be in 1 is to 2 (1:2). The third drawing should be in some other scale so these are the things I can set over here. Okay? Let’s go back to the model. Okay? So These were things we can use or make with the help of the annotation command. So keep these things in mind that the options available with annotation should be visible. If these are not visible then the pattern of annotation will not be shown. This means that whatever pattern you have used to show the pattern should be on with the help of this button. The second thing is that whatever changes you do in the scaling or apply the scale then whatever changes you need to see it with the drawing which means that there should be a blue color on the button. Okay?

So please check all these things when you will use the Annotation command. So today we learned about Annotation Style or annotation. In the next video, we will learn about Attributes in AutoCAD. So I hope that you all will practice today about whatever we discussed and If you have any queries or comments, click the discussion button below the video and post there. This way, you will be able to connect to fellow learners and discuss the course. Also, Our Team will try to solve your query.

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