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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2010, 04:40:03 PM »
did you try changing the scale to see if the line length changes along with the text? That is what I am after

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2010, 05:08:32 PM »
drawing scale, viewport scale ???

if drawing scale yes, yes it does....
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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2010, 10:17:30 AM »
I am going to have to review you settings above. My line does not scale.

drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2010, 10:20:48 AM »
now I am confused (again) I show exactly what you have and my line does not scale when I change scale in model space, or in a viewport. Text does, but not the line.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2010, 10:48:31 AM »
now I am confused (again) I show exactly what you have and my line does not scale when I change scale in model space, or in a viewport. Text does, but not the line.
send me what you have....I'll happily dissect it
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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2010, 12:07:47 PM »
Here you go

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2010, 12:51:34 PM »
ah...the line should not 'scale' as that offset location is a user pick point...

this would be part of my lesson 1...the Second thing a user does AFTER the Name a newly created file, verify or set the Drawing Scale...BEFORE they do any work.....
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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2010, 01:26:36 PM »
that won't work as our drawings will change scale during the design process. I need a line that will change with drawing scale.

Also, what about multiple viewports?

Is this something else Autodesk didn't consider, or is there another way?

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #38 on: November 08, 2010, 02:19:35 PM »
why will they be changing scales?

and why would objects be annotated...if not at the desired scale?
As a LAZY draftsman, the last thing I add are annotations.....because I don't want to change them...that's just me.

could be a workflow issue as opposed to a software one ?


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drizzt

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #39 on: November 08, 2010, 03:55:07 PM »
say I have an alignment, said alignment is created for submittal on a 24x36 sheet. During the review process the client wants an 11x17 record (to scale) of the progress. Or, say you have said alignment on a 24x36 sheet with one viewport that shows the entire alignement, and another viewports zooming in on a particular feature of the alignment.

there you go.... the need for multiple scales / changing scales.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #40 on: November 08, 2010, 04:12:07 PM »
I see the challenge and

offer


a scaled named page setup for one


and data shortcuts, styles and templates for the other
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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #41 on: November 08, 2010, 05:49:35 PM »
i think that's the point of the label style jugglerbri offered. the line doesn't scale. if you want the line to scale, just add a line with a length.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #42 on: November 08, 2010, 05:52:27 PM »
i think i got it. you want a line to go from the label AND you want a line in the label. two lines, one goes from the label location to the line using the nonscaling line and the other goes from the label location along the text using a length that does scale.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #43 on: November 08, 2010, 06:03:29 PM »
looking a little closer at your original style and the one you just posted, attach the text to the end of the line that draws to the alignment. now attach another line to the end of that line and you should be golden.

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Re: labels along alignment and profile
« Reply #44 on: November 09, 2010, 09:16:54 AM »
the above will work, however one will want to keep that additional line segment pretty short, as my experiments suggest that in some scale settings the line will extend over the alignment it is attached to...
another option would be to modify the Distance From Line Expression to add a small percentage of the line length to the total, or one could add a fixed amount
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