At the Command prompt, enter ARCTEXT or select Arc Aligned on the Express Tools tab, Text panel. Select an existing arc. Enter the text in the ArcAlignedText Workshop – Create dialog box. This creates a special ARCALIGNEDTEXT object. The following tip has been tested successfully with AutoCAD 2013 and 2014. AutoCAD 2011 doesn’t have the controls to make this tip work as easily and adjustable and I don’t have a way to test this tip in AutoCAD 2012. Tip: after placing the multileader, adjust the width of the text column since multileaders width are collapsed.

Creates a radius dimension for a circle or an arc.

Access Methods

Toolbar: Annotation tool set Dimensions tool group Dimension flyout Radius


Measures the radius of a selected circle or arc and displays the dimension text with a radius symbol in front of it. You can use grips to reposition the resulting radius dimension easily.

List of Prompts

Autocad Text Around Circle

The following prompts are displayed.

Select arc or circle:

Specify dimension line location or [Mtext/Text/Angle]: Specify a point or enter an option

Dimension Line Location

Determines the angle of the dimension line and the location of the dimension text. If the dimension is placed off of an arc resulting in the dimension pointing outside the arc, AutoCAD for Mac automatically draws an arc extension line.


Displays the In-Place Text Editor, which you can use to edit the dimension text. Use control codes and Unicode character strings to enter special characters or symbols. See Control Codes and Special Characters.

If alternate units are not turned on in the dimension style, you can display them by entering square brackets ([ ]). For more information about formatting dimension text, see Select and Modify Objects.

The current dimension style determines the appearance of the generated measurements.


Customizes the dimension text at the Command prompt. The generated dimension measurement is displayed within angle brackets.

To include the generated measurement, use angle brackets (< >) to represent the generated measurement. If alternate units are not turned on in the dimension style, you can display alternate units by entering square brackets ([ ]).

Dimension text properties are set on the Text tab of the New, Modify, and Override Dimension Style dialog boxes.


Circular Text Autocad For Mac Installer

Changes the angle of the dimension text.