How to remove unwanted formatting from AutoCAD Text with StripMtext Lisp.
Are you are having trouble editing Mtext in an AutoCAD drawing? is additional formatting causing the problem?
I came upon a problem today with Autocad that I had not come across before. Whilst working on a colleagues drawing I discovered that he had over written the Font inside some MTEXT so that It was no longer controlled by the text style.
Not only was this really annoying, but I knew that I was way to retentive to leave it so I set about finding a solution.
It didn’t take long to dig up this post by ‘Hedgehog’ on Changing Mtext Font style at the CAD Tutor Forums.
Hedgehog posted up a lisp routine called ‘StripMtext’ by Steve Doman and John Uhden that strips out errant formatting from MTEXT and Dimension text. It worked great and was exactly what I needed.
I was going to put a ‘How to’ together, but a quick web search lead me to this demo by CAD Tutor regular Lee Mac which says it all really!
Thanks Steve and John.