In Annotation Scaling 101, I described where you can find some of the new annotation scaling tools. However, those tools are only useful if your drawing contains annotative objects. Annotative objects can include Text, Mtext, Dimensions, Leaders, Multileaders (new object type), Tolerances, Blocks, Attributes, and Hatches. All of these types of objects have a new Annotative property, which you can view and modify in the Properties window. By default, the Annotative property of existing objects is set to No, which means those objects behave in AutoCAD 2008 just as they have in previous releases of AutoCAD. To begin taking advantage of annotative scaling for an existing object, you can set its Annotative property to Yes.
When the Annotative property is enabled, a new Annotative Scale property is automatically displayed below the Annotative property and a scale representation of that object is created using the current annotation scale.
But what are scale representations? And what is the current annotation scale? Ohhhh… so much to talk about and so little time! Stay tuned… again!