In this exercise, you will learn how to locate annotation tools on the ribbon tabs.
This exercise continues from Attaching Drawings as Xrefs for Annotation.
Examine the Annotate tab
This exercise uses Labels-1a.dwg with the modifications you made in the previous exercise.
- Click the Annotate tab.
This tab contains both Autodesk Civil 3D and standard AutoCAD annotation tools.
- Click Labels and Tables panel >> Add Labels drop-down.
Notice that the menu consists of label and table commands for the Autodesk Civil 3D features. You can access the label or table commands for each feature directly from this menu.
- Press Esc.
- Click Add Labels.
In the Add Labels dialog box, you can select the feature, label type, and label style. This dialog box enables you to easily switch these settings as needed while annotating your drawing. You will use this dialog box throughout the labels tutorials.
- Click Close.
Examine the object tabs
- Click Modify tab >> Ground Data panel >> Surface.
- Click Surface tab >> Labels and Tables panel >> Add Labels drop-down.
Notice that the menu consists of label and table commands for surfaces only. Each object tab contains an object-specific list of label and table commands.