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Leader Arrows

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:41 am
by andrew
Leaders in QCAD are polylines with an optional arrow head. Leaders typically connect a drawing element with another one, often a text label.

When drawing a leader, you can choose if it should have an arrow head in the options tool bar:
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At any later time, the property editor can be used to switch on / off the arrow head:
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If the arrow head cannot be switched on or switching it on does not result in an arrow head, the first segment of the leader might be too short to host an arrow head. This is the case if the first segment of the leader is shorter than twice the defined arrow size in the drawing preferences:
Edit > Drawing Preferences > Dimension > Dimension Settings > Arrow Size
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