Leader to Mleader

Leader to Mleader

Win32 and 64, English

LKH
Easily convert those old leaders and text to Mleaders!

General Usage Instructions

LeaderToMleader will 'convert' old style Leaders and Qleaders and their text into modern Mleader objects.

Simply run the routine, pick the old Leader, then pick the old text associated with that Leader.

Leader to Mleader will delete the old Leader and text and place the new Mleader of your current Mleader style and size into the drawing where the old Leader and text was.

It will be on the same layer as the old Leader. Note, if original Leader contains multiple lines of text and it is not Mtext, you will need to first use AutoCAD's txt2mtxt routine (found in the Express tools) to convert the lines of text to one Mtext object.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

LEADERTOMLEADER

LeaderToMleader creates a modern MLEADER to replace the selected old style LEADER.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange Apps has already installed the plug-in. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Visit my blog at http://autocad-lkh.blogspot.com and visit me on Google+.

Known Issues

Only works on existing multiline Mtext or single line text. If original Leader contains multiple lines of text and it is not Mtext, you will need to first use AutoCAD's txt2mtxt routine (found in the Express tools) to convert the lines of text to one Mtext object.

Also, your current Mleader style must be set to limit leader points to 2. See your MLEADER STYLE > Modify > Leader Structure > Maximum leader points = 2.  If your current leader has multiple vertices, extra vertices can be added to the new Mleader by clicking on the new Mleader and hovering over the arrow grip, select Add Vertex.

Contact

Company Name: LKH
Company URL:
Support Contact:

Author/Company Information

LKH

Support Information

Contact Lyle with questions or suggestions at hardinlk@gmail.com and visit his blog at  http://autocad-lkh.blogspot.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

1.1

Added support to AutoCAD® 2019 (No change in version number).

Go top