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How to change font size in AutoCAD?

Brief Answer: To change the font size in AutoCAD, modify it through the Text Style dialog box or directly adjust it in the properties of an existing text object.

Detailed Explanation and Solutions:

  1. Understanding the Need to Change Font Size:
    • Adjusting font size is crucial for readability and presentation in your drawings.
    • Font size changes can be global (style-based) or individual (object-based).
  2. Using Text Style (Global Change):
    • Open Text Style Dialog: Type STYLE or ST in the command line, then press Enter.
    • Select a Style: Choose an existing text style or create a new one.
    • Modify Font Size: In the Text Style dialog, set the desired height (font size) in the “Height” field.
    • Apply and Close: Click “Apply” and “Close” to update the style settings.
  3. Adjusting Individual Text Objects:
    • Select Text Object: Click on the text whose size you want to change.
    • Open Properties Panel: Press Ctrl + 1 to open the Properties panel.
    • Change Text Height: Find the “Text Height” field in the Properties panel and enter the new size.
    • Apply Changes: The selected text will update to the new size.
  4. Tips for Effective Font Size Adjustment:
    • Consistency: For uniformity, use text styles to ensure consistent font size across similar text objects.
    • Precision: When precise dimensions are needed, set the text height explicitly in the Text Style dialog.
    • Trial and Error: You might need to try different sizes to see what works best for your specific drawing.

Changing font size in AutoCAD is a simple process that can greatly impact the clarity and professionalism of your drawings. Whether adjusting globally through text styles or individually for specific text objects, it’s important to choose sizes that enhance readability and suit the scale of your drawing.