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Submitted on: 6/26/2002 11:56:40 PM
By: Terry Miller  
Level: Advanced
User Rating: By 2 Users
Compatibility:Auto Lisp

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     Dimension Leader function that is an enhancement over the AutoCAD's Leader command. The user picks the leader from and to points, and then fills in the Mtext information. The function adjusts the leader to align with the top line of the Mtext, using the user's selected points.
 
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    ;**************************************
    ; Name: DL.lsp
    ; Description:Dimension Leader function 
    ;     that is an enhancement over the AutoCAD'
    ;     s Leader command. The user picks the lea
    ;     der from and to points, and then fills i
    ;     n the Mtext information. The function ad
    ;     justs the leader to align with the top l
    ;     ine of the Mtext, using the user's selec
    ;     ted points.
    ; By: Terry Miller
    ;
    ;This code is copyrighted and has    ; limited warranties.Please see http://w
    ;     ww.Planet-Source-Code.com/vb/scripts/Sho
    ;     wCode.asp?txtCodeId=37&lngWId;=13    ;for details.    ;**************************************
    
    ;---------------------------------------
    ;     ----------------------------------------
    ;     
    ; Program Name: DL.lsp
    ; Created By:Terry Miller (Email: terryc
    ;     ad@airmail.net)
    ;http://web2.airmail.net/terrycad
    ; Date Created: 1-1-01
    ; Function: Dimension Leader function th
    ;     at is an enhancement over the
    ;AutoCAD's Leader command. The user pick
    ;     s the leader from and to
    ;points, and then fills in the Mtext inf
    ;     ormation. The function
    ;adjusts the leader to align with the to
    ;     p line of the Mtext,
    ;using the user's selected points.
    ;---------------------------------------
    ;     ----------------------------------------
    ;     
    ; Revision History
    ; Rev By DateDescription
    ;---------------------------------------
    ;     ----------------------------------------
    ;     
    ; 0TM1-1-01Initial version
    ;---------------------------------------
    ;     ----------------------------------------
    ;     
    (defun c:DL (/ Clayer$ Cnt# DimTad# DScale~ EntList@ LeadAng~ Mid$ New@ Num#
    Old@ Pt1@ Pt2@ Pt3@ SS& Text$ X1~ X2~
    );variables
    (defun dtr (Deg~) (* pi (/ Deg~ 180.0)))
    (setvar "CMDECHO" 0)
    (princ "\nDIM Leader")
    (if (= (getvar "DIMSCALE") 0)
    (setq DScale~ 1)
    (setq DScale~ (getvar "DIMSCALE"))
    );if
    (setq Clayer$ (getvar "CLAYER"))
    ;(command ".LAYER" "M" "DIM" "C" "2" "" 
    ;     "");Change to your Dim layer info.
    (setq Pt1@ (getpoint"\nFrom point: "))
    (princ "\nTo point: ")
    (command ".LEADER" Pt1@ pause ^c)
    (setq Pt2@ (getvar "LASTPOINT"))
    (setq X1~ (car Pt1@))
    (setq X2~ (car Pt2@))
    (if (>= X2~ X1~)
    (setq Pt3@ (polar Pt2@ 0 (* DScale~ (getvar "DIMASZ"))))
    (setq Pt3@ (polar Pt2@ pi (* DScale~ (getvar "DIMASZ"))))
    );if
    (setq DimTad# (getvar "DIMTAD"))
    (setvar "DIMTAD" 0)
    (setq LeadAng~ (angle Pt1@ Pt2@))
    (if (or (< LeadAng~ (dtr 18.4)) (> LeadAng~ (dtr 341.6))
    (and (< LeadAng~ (dtr 198.4)) (> LeadAng~ (dtr 161.6))))
    (if (= (substr (getvar "ACADVER") 1 2) "14")
    (command ".LEADER" Pt1@ Pt2@ Pt3@ "" "" "")
    (command ".LEADER" Pt1@ Pt2@ Pt3@ "" "" "" "")
    );if
    (if (= (substr (getvar "ACADVER") 1 2) "14")
    (command ".LEADER" Pt1@ Pt3@ "" "" "")
    (command ".LEADER" Pt1@ Pt3@ "" "" "" "")
    );if
    );if
    (if (setq SS& (ssget "L" '((0 . "MTEXT"))))
    (progn
    (setq EntList@ (entget (ssname SS& 0)))
    (setq Cnt# 1 Num# 0 Text$ (cdr (assoc 1 EntList@)))
    (repeat (strlen Text$)
    (setq Mid$ (substr Text$ Cnt# 2))
    (if (= Mid$ "\\P")
    (setq Num# (1+ Num#))
    );if
    (setq Cnt# (1+ Cnt#))
    );repeat
    (repeat Num#
    (setq Text$ (strcat "\\P" Text$))
    );repeat
    (setq Old@ (assoc 1 EntList@))
    (setq New@ (cons 1 Text$))
    (entmod (subst New@ Old@ EntList@))
    );progn
    );if
    (command ".LAYER" "S" Clayer$ "")
    (setvar "DIMTAD" DimTad#)
    (princ)
    );defun c:DL
    ;---------------------------------------
    ;     ----------------------------------------
    ;     
    (princ);End of DL.lsp


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7/3/2002 2:56:43 PM:Scott
Easy to use and more user friendly than 
the standard AutoCAD leader command.
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