Christina_Girerd

Camera symbol in plan won't auto-display name

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I'm trying to get the camera symbol in plan view to automatically display the camera's name.  In the Camera Spec dbx, Plan Display tab, I select "Display as Callout" and according to the help file, if I have no text in the "Text Below Line" box, checking "Automatic" will populate that lower line in the callout with the camera's name.  But I can't get it to work.  If I unselect "automatic" and type the name in myself, it shows fine.  I just can't get the Automatic part to work.  Any suggestions?

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Think you misread -from help

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Check Automatic to populate the Text Below Line with the layout page Label if the selected view is sent to layout. If no layout page Label is specified, no automatic Text Below Line will be created. 

 

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I just ran the Chief update this morning, and this is what the help says when I select it from the Camera dbx...   different than what yours says... ???

2018 03 16 Camera Callout Label.JPG

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9 minutes ago, Christina_Girerd said:

I just ran the Chief update this morning, and this is what the help says when I select it from the Camera dbx...   different than what yours says... ???

2018 03 16 Camera Callout Label.JPG

 

Looks like a mistake to me.

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Automatic has to do with the size of the callout. 

 

Here it's set to a specific size.

 

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And here it's automatic. Notice how it surrounds the text below.

 

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What I posted was also from the current help, after following the link to "camera labels and callouts" to see if there was something missing.

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Looks like the first help is incorrect since what is stated in Camera Labels and Callouts is what actually happens and has for some time.

 

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