On the Text tab in the Style Editor you can create new and change predefined Styles.
A component group is a type of object that can accept a Style. For example, you can use the Text tool throughout a drawing, but can apply a different Style to each text. In this case, the Text tool is included in the Text field component group. Component groups can also be manufacturer-specific, in which case the Style will automatically apply to the component group without giving the option to apply a Style after placing the component. See the article on the Style Editor for more information on applying Styles.
There are many different component groups on the Text tab, such as:
- Calculate Area Texts: Added when using the Calculate Area tool.
- Dimension Texts: Texts/numbers shown when adding dimensions to a drawing.
- Text Fields: 2D texts and labels.
Under the Styles heading, all available Styles are displayed for the selected component group. Both your own Styles and those that come from an external drawing will show. You can share your Styles with co-workers, by sending your drawing containing desired Styles. When your co-worker has opened the drawing, they can save the Styles globally and are free to use your Styles in other drawings.
In the Style Editor there are four standard Style Tools:
|Add new style: Clones selection as a new style. New Styles can be saved and found in your File Explorer in CET Documents > Styles as a .cmstl file. These can be shared with others by having them save the .cmstl file in the same location on their computer.|
|Delete style: Removes selected Style. Default Styles cannot be deleted.|
|Save style globally: If you want to use styles in other drawings, you have to save the style globally first. The style will be saved on your hard drive.|
|Reset style to default: Reverts a style to the default values.|
For all text Styles you can change the following properties:
- Font: Edit the style of your text.
- Font height: Enter desired text size. Set in actual size, based on your setting in the Region tab of the Control Panel.
- Italic: Check this box to make the text italic.
- Bold: Check this box to make the text bold.
- Font color: Click the font color window to select desired color.
Checking the Always readable checkbox will ensure that the text is oriented in a way that can be read easily when the text box is rotated.
See how your new Style will appear in the drawing view. The changes will be displayed instantly so you can see the result.