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Kate M

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #30 on: March 24, 2009, 04:36:31 PM »
Maybe this will get you going in the right direction?  This will eliminate the left & right justified blocks.
Sweet...I didn't realize that all you had to do to fix the flipping problem was use a multiline attribute!

(Although next time use a container drawing, please! :police:)

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #31 on: March 24, 2009, 04:47:13 PM »
I'm working on another one that uses a vis-state to display the horizontal label. 
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Kate M

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« Reply #32 on: March 24, 2009, 04:56:52 PM »
I made this one, with a rotation parameter...it all works except the horizontal-right-justified.

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« Reply #33 on: March 25, 2009, 08:45:11 AM »
Maybe this will get you going in the right direction?  This will eliminate the left & right justified blocks.
Sweet...I didn't realize that all you had to do to fix the flipping problem was use a multiline attribute!

That is certainly a nice byproduct of the multiline attribute!  Learning about all kinds of goodies today!  :)

That flip is really nice!

I'm now going to rip it apart to try and figure out how they work.  I wish I could turn the parameters and actions off and on like layers... or put them on layers to achieve the same thing.  Not a big deal though.

Thanks Matt & Kate!

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #34 on: March 25, 2009, 08:56:36 AM »
And here's my vertical/horizontal/flippable cable label (in a container drawing).
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« Reply #35 on: March 25, 2009, 09:05:47 AM »
Nice!  :)

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« Reply #36 on: March 25, 2009, 12:51:16 PM »
Matt, do you know if there's a way to anchor everything to the basepoint of the block when switching from vertical to horizontal?

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #37 on: March 25, 2009, 01:23:29 PM »
Matt, do you know if there's a way to anchor everything to the basepoint of the block when switching from vertical to horizontal?
What do you mean??
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2009, 01:35:47 PM »
I don't think it will be possible (easy).

Maybe easier with a pic?

Note the basepoint shown in red.  The basepoint of the block is in the centrepoint of the 'bottom' arc of the 'ellipse'.  Is there any way to anchor everything to that point when toggling it?

Does that make any more sense?

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2009, 01:40:41 PM »
I don't think there is a way.

I see what you're saying though.  If there weren't so many different moving parts it probably wouldn't look so bad.
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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2009, 01:45:16 PM »
Yeah, I hear ya.

All of this could be avoided if I was able to use JUST the dynamic ellipse portion as a custom leader arrowhead because ideally, that's what I'm after.  The flexibility of the leader, with the dynamic ellipse to be able to change size depending on how many wires / cables I need to include.

Thanks though, Matt.  These are awesome.  :)

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2009, 02:27:50 PM »
Here's an updated block.  I'm still trying to get a few of the kinks out.... My brain is locking up right now - it's probably something really obvious.  You'll see what I mean when you start stretching the loop at an angle.
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« Reply #42 on: March 25, 2009, 02:55:11 PM »
Awesomer!

And yes, I see what you mean.  :)

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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2010, 04:31:42 AM »
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Re: Wire / Cable Label
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2010, 09:16:08 AM »
The block provided by Kate should handle all of your specific needs, In order to get the text on the opposite side of the oval, you merely have to insert the block, fill in the attribute and mirror it along the center axis ... of course Autodesk broke some of the attribute stuff when then introduced 2008 (presumably for the annotation functionality) ... it has been that way since ... anyway, the attribute will mirror properly, but it won't work properly if you edit it after mirroring. at least in my tests.
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