Handy AutoCAD-4. Very Quick Leader

Very Quick Leader - the set of AutoLISP and VBA commands for faster adding leaders in AutoCAD.


Download program at: http://www.nyacad.com/Download.htm



Very Quick Leader

Type K (or LL) at the command prompt and press Enter to add leader with attached text.

Leaders added with this command are attached to annotation and very flexible for modifications (move or mirror annotation). Instead of select by crossing and stretching leader with text you can click on text and use move or mirror command. The leader will follow.

What the command will do:

  • Store current setting: DimStyle, DimScale and Ortho mode.
  • Import dimstyle VQLeader from template and make it current. Set current dimstyle to VQLeader.
  • Adjust automatically current DimStyle with regard to the value of Dimscale and Active Space (Model or Paper)
  • After adding the leader (the number of prompts is less than with standard AutoCAD qleader command) the program will restore DimStyle, Ortho mode and DimScale.

You can customize Leader style: in folder VeryQuickLeader open template VeryQuickLeader.dwg and make appropriate changes in dimension style VQLeader (do not change the name of this style!) and text style of dimstyle. Save template and close.

Leaders without annotations

Type L2, L3 or L4 at the command prompt to add 2, 3 or 4 points leader (e.g. for weld symbol).

Alex Borodulin 04/08/08