Halo Text

Halo Text

MDA Plugins
Free

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Description

Generates a 'halo' around both mtext and dtext objects using different colors and/or lineweights.

 

Handy for using on aerial images!

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About This Version

Version 1.0.2, 7/18/2016
Added 2017 support (No change in version number).

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Customer Reviews

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  • This product works great
    Tammy Rowell | December 12, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This allowed me to complete work in CAD that I normally have to transfer to ARC GIS


  • Great Tool!!!
    Rick Korneff | August 25, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Been using it for several years, so much better than text mask, easier than the alternatives. Thanks!


  • Ledgible Mapping Labels
    Garret Hogan | May 24, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Is the 2018 version coming out?


  • Mleader, Dimension support?
    Jon Messmer | April 13, 2017

    I like this, but I find I have to explode mleaders and dimensions in order to use it on them, which is a problem in itself. Is there a version coming where it will work with these?


  • Halo Text Stops Functioning
    Al Budinsky | March 21, 2017 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Initially created Halo Text and everything looked fine. Then at some point during editing the halotext becomes a big blob and can't be read on screen, but still plots properly.


    Mark Dubbelaar (Publisher) | March 21, 2017

    Hi Al, could you send an email to the support address with a screenshot and the dwg that is causing this issue. Thanks


  • Security Warning
    Shane O'Rorke | July 25, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    After installing this package I get a warning during AutoCAD Civil 3D 2017 startup about Loading MDAP-HaloText.dll. Says 'The publisher of this executable file could not be virified and the file is not located in a trusted folder).


  • Great App. 2017 Support?
    Jeff Martt | July 07, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I need this app. But it doesn't seem to load onto C3D 2017. Is there a new version coming?


    Mark Dubbelaar (Publisher) | July 13, 2016

    Hi Jeff, I hope to have a 2017 version ready for updating very shortly


    Jeff Martt | August 04, 2016

    2017 version up and running. Thanks so much!


  • Don't know yet, still trying, idea is very good
    Andy Poon | May 15, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I am using AutoCAD C3D 2015. After using HALOTEXT and follow the prompt, I came up letter with halo border but hidding under the letter, the halo should appear on top of letter, can anyone help?


  • Good for text bad for blocks, labels or points.
    Jeffrey Guptill | February 20, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Any plans on making this able to use on blocks, labels or points?


    Mark Dubbelaar (Publisher) | April 26, 2015

    I'm currently adding this functionality (although through another app) and should be available for free via the exchange store shortly. Stay tuned


  • Excellent tool
    Tomas Vargas | November 20, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    It is a great tool, I was looking for it a lot, I used intensive in GIS with multiple data or satellite imagery. I would recommend add halo text to the attribute, due to in Autocad Map attributes or labels are often used, sometimes more than any text. Thanks,


    Ken Boldt | August 10, 2016

    I'm in the same boat, from what I can tell from your comment. When I apply a halo, it seems to just make my existing text thicker, but in the same colour. It doesn't seem to apply the specified halo colour to the text.


  • Works great, easy to use.
    Jason Maceachern | July 05, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works great, easy to use. Very similar effect to halo text in ArcGIS. Now, if only Autodesk could add this to their main product ... wishlist!


  • Good for Free
    Brian Chapman | March 31, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This app would have been better if it worked on fonts like arial. I've been doing the same thing it does simply by copying text and changing it's width. A problem with this app is that the halo effect seems to only work if you have the Halo Text plugin. If you send the file, or a user opens without the plugin, the halo effects aren't there.


  • Halo Text
    Majid Majid | July 24, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    wonderful


  • Great!!
    Ben De Vries | June 09, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    A great app that provides a functional alternative to the background mask in MText, especially on aerial photography drawings. Awesome.


  • Jarred Dickson | April 11, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Works well and provides a more visually pleasing alternative to Background Mask.

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