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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Thanks alot Mr Lee Mac
Thank you for great app, just one bit problem when I copy the text that already had the associative box, the associative box of the new text apparently does not display. I have to remove the associative box then create the new one again. If you could, please fix it, it would be so kind of you. Thank you.
What a cool app! With mtext I can turn on a text frame but it's rectangular only and not so easy to control the gap around the text. Can't turn on a frame on plain single line text with straight AutoCAD.
Also your textbox can be on a different layer so the color for plot width can be different. Thanks Lee!
Love this app, but it would be incredible if it could also do a triangle. This would be great for revision vontrol markings on drawings.
Please add support for Attribute text as well if possible. If i delete the box it should automatically remove assosiation
Thanks Lee for your time and allow us to use. God bless u wt you do
very tanks u are great
Associative Textbox is very good lisp,But if it could do batch by selecting all text at once it will be the best lisp which i have seen. Mr.Lee your most of the lisp are very much appreciate.
Mr Lee, thanks alot for the great apps.
Thanks for sharing