How to Turn off Annotation scale Preview

Annotation Scale Preview in AutoCAD – what is the problem?

Here we are going to talk about Annotative objects, they are great! If you are wondering how to turn off Annotation preview of the object you would probably know what Annotative object is. However, I will paste here a small definition from Autodesk:
Annotative objects and styles are used to control the size and scale at which annotation objects are displayed in model space or a layout.
When using annotative objects, the process of scaling annotation objects is automated for you. Annotative objects are defined by specifying a paper height or scale, and then the annotation scales at which they should be displayed for. An annotative object can have multiple scales assigned to, each scale representation can be moved independently of each other.

Now there is one little “problem” with Annotations – when you select an Annotative object which has some scales set up it will show them to you, but it can sometimes be a bit too much like in this example:
big scale.png

So how to stop this scaling?

This behavior is controlled by the AutoCAD variable SELECTIONANNODISPLAY. To turn the preview off fallow these two steps:

  1. On the AutoCAD command line, enter selectionannodisplay
  2. When prompted to enter a new value, enter 0

This is all! To re-enable the preview, set the value of the variable to 1




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