AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Lisp

May 30, 2013

Where I can get started with a lisp routine that will apply or remove from a selection of text objects (or MLeaders), a background mask set to standard 1.5 coverage; fill color set to background?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask (Text Mask) Editable In 2012?

Mar 22, 2012

how to manipulate the size of the wipeout for a text mask. 

Simply selecting the masked text in C3D 2011 provided pick boxes at the four corners of the wipeout, making it very easy to manipulate the size of the wipeout box.  I'm hoping to do the same in C3D 2012, but the wipeout seems to be treated like a block and lacks the pick boxes.A system variable maybe?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Used With MText?

Apr 9, 2009

Any way to change the default settings for the background mask used with Mtext?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Gone Wrong?

Jun 24, 2013

My background masks is displaying a border (which is not desired) and they are not masking the backound but instead are masking the text.  What gives? (see attached)

This issue is specific to one drawing.  It seems to effect all background masks regardless of style.  They are set to use drawing background color. And border option is set to false in the label styles.

The last items I worked on in the last sesson where to create a corridor and an intersection.

Also, why the pen table is printing correctly that would work as well. The attached image was printed using a black/white pen file. Go figure.

C3D 2012 SP 2.1

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Not Working

Nov 28, 2011

I can't get background mask to work on one dwg

I can go into another drawing on my machine and it works just fine

it looks like its working until I zoom in or out then it doesn't work at all

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Mar 18, 2013

Is it a know issue that when you have a General Note style with a Dragged State where the Display is set to Stacked Text. If Background Mask is set to True. The Mask does not encompass the whole text.

Civil 3D 2012 SP 2.1
Dell Precision T7400, Xeon CPU 3.16 GHz
Win 7 Pro, 64-bit,12 GB RAM, Nvidia Quadro FX 4600

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask In Label Styles

Oct 9, 2012

I wish i could plot label styles (pipe network labels, point labels, etc.) that contain background mask with the line merge setting ON. Mleaders with background mask plot fine with line merge on, but any intelligent object style containing a background mask will not 'mask' when plotting with line merge on.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Applying Background Mask In Properties?

Apr 25, 2013

Noticed that applying background masking to Dimension text, Mtext, and Mleader text is done three different ways in Properties? I wonder why they just don't all have the same properties and the same UI for accessing those properties.
Mleader = There is a dropdown box named "Background Mask" with two choices: Yes & No.Dimension = There is a dropdown box named "Fill Color" with color choices, where "Background" = masking.Mtext = There is a field labeled "Background Mask" with an ellipses button [...] that opens a popup box to set options.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Contour Label Background Mask

Nov 30, 2011

I cannot get my contour label to mask the contour line that it sits on.  I have no problems creating contour labels for my surface (whether using single, multiple, or multiple at interval options).  I have set my contour labeling defaults to not display the contour label line, as well as set Label Mask Type to Contour Line Only.  Under contour label style under Layout>Border>Background Mask, this is set to True.  

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Show Black On Paperspace

Apr 12, 2012

I just finished installing AutoCAD C3D 2013. And my drawings and designs were done on C3D 2011 AutoCAD, but the problem now is when i open my drawings with C3d 2013 all the text that has background in it shows black in a paper space but on model space is owk, is there a way of resolving this without goiung through all the text settings.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Axis Title Text Background Mask

Nov 15, 2011

I would like to add a background mask to my Axis Title Text. How to do it or if it can be done?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Doesn't Show / Print

Jun 17, 2012

I'm on Civil3d 2010.  I have a drawing where i have background masks on most of my text - everything works great.  Then I did a "Save As" to give the drawing a new name.  After working in it for a day or so, I noticed that all of the text masks don't show.  When I hover over mtext (or blocks with mtext), a border shows around the text (only when hovering).  But bottom line is the background mask doesn't show at all or print. The original drawing is still fine.

I've checked and this has nothing to do with line merge in the pc3 file etc.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Annotative Text Background Mask Size?

Jun 14, 2010

I am working in Civil 3d 2010.  I have annotative text and when I apply background mask the width is huge.  Is there a system variable or something else that I need to change so the background will only be masked behind the text and not additional width?

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Where Is Setting For Sample Line Label Background Mask

Jun 17, 2013

Where is the setting for the sample line label background mask?  I have some sample lines that will be plotted on top of an aerial photo, and the black box background looks terrible.  I'd like to turn it off.  I found the contour label background fine and I switched those to False without much of a problem, but I can't seem to locate the ones for the sample lines. 

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Not Masking When Lines Merge Is ON During Plot

Apr 25, 2008

Try plotting to a PC3 format with Line Merged option on under the properties for the plotter. Note how the contours continue through the text.

Try plotting with Lines Overwrite. Note how the contours don't go through text.

Any users out there saying they cannot use the "Lines Overwrite" option and need something else so they can still use the Lines Merged option and have their contour text looking good. How to get this in a SP or HF soon. Otherwise it may be deferred to 2010 and so on and so forth.

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Background Mask Does Not Align With Text In Curve Labels

May 21, 2012

The background mask does not align with text in curve labels with the "allow curve text" set to true. See Attached.

I found old posts with this problem for version 2009 and older. Is it still a problem in 2011/12/13?

(running C3D 2012 sp4, Win7 64bit, 8GB)

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AutoCAD Civil 3D :: Hatch Background - Color Mask To Show On Screen Green And Gray But Plot Black And Gray

Feb 27, 2013

My company is switching from ctb files to stb files. With the ctb file, we make concrete hatch with two layers. A top layer with the concrete hatch pattern and a background layer with a solid hatch patern. The ctb file concrete plots the concete hatch black and the solid background hatch light gray. I am using civil 3d 2013 and the hatch allows a seperate background color mask. I am trying to make all my concrete layers (Top of Curb, Curb Flowline, etc.) a certain color scheme, i.e. shades of green. I would like my on screen concrete hatch patern to be a green color with a gray background, but plot the concrete hatch black with a gray background. I can not figure out how to do this without making two layers. Is there a way to use one layer and utilize the background color mask to show on screen green and gray, but plot black and gray?

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Oct 8, 2013

I am trying to add an MTEXT background mask in vba I know it may be easy to do in lisp but I already have a working vba code for creating the MTEXT just need to add the background mask into the text.

all the codes I can find in the internet are doing it in lisp.

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Jun 11, 2013

I'm looking for the best way to create some sort of background mask in my blocks.

I'm using blocks as my mechanical symbols, to be inserted into my piping and instrumentation diagrams.

The diagrams contain several lines, and in the past the company would simply trim out the lines around the symbols. I would like to stop trimming the lines by simply putting an invisible hatch/mask around my blocks.

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Oct 10, 2012

It's kind of hard to see on this photograph, but there is shading that occurs to the left and top of the MTEXT on plots only. This happens about 80% of the time, with no rhyme or reason as to why it does or doesn't....

We are printing to HP/GL-2 using HP drivers. I'm sure it's a print driver thing.

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May 5, 2011

I have labelled an FDO feature which include a TEXT BACKGROUND (Mask) white in colour to make the text stand out. I attempt to savecurrentmaptoautocad thinking that the Text Mask will come across as a HATCH Patterm but nothing is coming across when I open the DWG file. I have been through all the options to try and get the mask to appear in the new DWG file to no avail

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Jan 29, 2013

When I try to apply the background mask while inside the text editor of the dimension the background mask does not apply. However if I right click the dimension -> properties-> text->fill color -> background, it works.

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Background Mask In Dims

Oct 27, 2011

I used to be able to edit the dimension to include background mask and suddenly cannot.

i really need the BGM. 

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AutoCAD 2010 :: Set Mleader Background Mask?

May 4, 2010

I am trying to use a lisp that will turn on a background mask on selected mleaders. I found the attached lisp here [URL]. it works good except the mask border offset factor is set to 1.5. I need the offset to be 1.0. When I look thru the lisp code it says the default is 1.0 but can be changed.

how I can use the lisp and get mask offset factor to be 1.0?

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AutoCAD Architecture :: Attribute With Background Mask

Dec 16, 2011

Is it possible to have attributes (annotative text) with a background mask in a block? Our intention is to include text to describe the status (demolition, existing or new) of various equipment.

The drawings themselves (lines, hatchs, etc.) would not be scalable or annotative, but we do want the text included to be annotative.

We normally include a hatch behind text or drawing elements (with a 'ByBlock' color) so we can 'manually' give it a background color of our liking and then scale the block in question. This way, the 'manual background' automatically scales with it. 

However, with the annotative way of doing things, our solutions doesn't work anymore because blocks like these ones are now insert at a 1:1 scale and the text included will scale accordingly. I'm looking for a way to add a background mask to an annotative attribute.

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AutoCad :: Background Mask In Dimension Text

May 23, 2006

If you can background mask dimension text the same way you can with mtext. I know i can explode the dimension and edit the text and give it a background, but that is poor practice. I still want to keep the dimension associated.

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AutoCad 2D :: Background Mask Not Working Over Viewports

Nov 12, 2010

How come my background masks on text no longer mask the background?!

I have looked done new drawings and it works. It also works in the drawing in question but only over items in paperspace, it does not work over the viewports.

If you select the text you can see that the mask is there.

I tried draw order but everytime I did it everything always seemed to back to "back" even if I just changed it to "front"

Another draftee had worked on these drawings but I doubt he would have sabotaged them (and he wouldnt know how..)

I have seen this happen randomly before.

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Jul 16, 2013

I was experimenting with using multileaders today and changing their styles. What I can't work out is how do I change the color of the background mask? All I could do was turn on and off the 'background', not change the color of it.

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AutoCad :: Apply A Background Mask To Text

Feb 17, 2011

I have found where / how to apply a background mask to text (listed in the properties box when I highlight text). The list of fill colors does not include white. I was hoping to create a background mask that did not add a shaded box to a black and white print but simply blocked out the contents behind the text.

I am using 2010 LT if this makes a difference.

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AutoCad :: Multileader Background Mask Option

Sep 13, 2013

I can't find a 'background mask' on/off toggle in the 'Multileader Style Manager' in AutoCAD 2013. In the 'Dimension Style Manager' you can easily add a background to dimension text in there but it doesn't seem to be an option for a multileader style. Did AutoCAD actually miss this?!? If so that is a huge inconsistency. I want to have a multileader style preset in a template with the background text masks on. I hope it's not something that a user needs to go and first do their multileader, then afterwards have to go and manually turn the mask on via the properties pane.

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Oct 18, 2013

How do I turn off the background mask on dimensions in my inventor dwgs (i.e., so the text doesn't cover up the dimension line.) 

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