The program enables the user to create an associative textbox surrounding a Text or MText object in the drawing. The size, position, orientation & rotation of the resulting textbox is automatically updated following modification to the associated Text or MText object.
The user can create a new associative textbox using the TBOX command. The user is prompted to specify an offset factor for the textbox, and to indicate the shape of the textbox to be created.
The user may choose from three types of textbox: Circle, Rectangle or Slot.
The program will remember the previously used settings for both the offset factor & textbox type, and these settings will be available as default options at both prompts throughout the active drawing session.
If the Text or MText is modified, the surrounding textbox will be automatically updated to reflect the modifications. If the textbox is modified, the program will automatically revert all modifications applied to the textbox so as to retain the correct size & position relative to the associated Text or MText object.
If the annotation object is copied, the associative textbox will also be copied and will form a new pair of associative text & textbox objects.
Textbox associativity may be removed at any time using the RTBOX command at the AutoCAD® command-line. The user is prompted to select either a text or textbox object to remove the associativity between the pair, with the option to remove associativity from all textboxes in the drawing.
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