New Multileader tools in AutoCAD 2008 enable you to create leaders with more control and flexibility than ever before. You can easily access the Multiple Leader tools from the new Multileader panel on the Dashboard.
Using the Multileader tool (MLEADER command) you can create a leader head first, landing first, or content first. A right-click menu enables you to select from each of these methods and the method you specify remains persistent for subsequent Multileaders.
The new Multileader Style Manager (MLEADERSTYLE command) enables you to control the format and display options of Multileaders using Multileader Styles; similar to how you use Text Styles, Dimension Styles, and Table Styles to define other types of AutoCAD objects. You can specify the leader format including the type of leader line (straight, spline, or none) and the type of arrowhead. You can specify the leader structure including whether it is associative. And you can specify the content including the ability to assign a Block rather than Mtext.
Overrides for some of the multileader properties are available from the Options selection when creating a multileader. And you can use the Properties window to modify properties of existing multileaders. Additional tools, available from the Dashboard or right-click menu enable you to add or remove leader lines; creating a single leader object that points to multiple locations in the drawing! And, you can easily grip-edit different parts of the leader while maintaining associativity between the leader and text.
The Multileader Align tool (MLEADERALIGN command) enables you to quickly align a set of leaders along a line and you can control the spacing between them.
Using the Multileader Collect tool (MLEADERCOLLECT command), you can combine multiple block-type Multileaders into a single Multileader with multiple blocks. (Say that three times fast!)