Michael_Gia

Polyline Labels, how to change text style

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Are polyline labels locked to only one independent default text style?

 

Example:  If I create a "room polyline" and open it's "object layer properties" I get the two lines highlighted, one for the "polylines, labels" and the other is the specific layer that I have set up to change color, line style etc...

I want to change the text style of the polyliine label but if I do this it will change the text style of ALL polyline labels used in the plan.

How can I change the polyline text style only for that item?

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Michael_Gia said:

How can I change the polyline text style only for that item?

 

We can't do it very easily.

 

Please add your support to this suggestion:

 

 

A method to accomplish it is described in that thread, but it's not easy.

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27 minutes ago, Michael_Gia said:

How can I change the polyline text style only for that item?

 

Text Box containing a macro.

 

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1 hour ago, solver said:

 

Text Box containing a macro.

 

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If I have a text box with a macro, then I can change the text style just fine for that text box, but how do I refer to my room polyline so I can display info about the room polyline?

 

I can create a room polyline and use its object specific values but how can I get a random text box containing a macro to refer to those polyline object specific values?

I know I can use a text box in a room to pick up room specific values but not the polyline values. Or is there a way?

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7 minutes ago, Michael_Gia said:

but how can I get a random text box containing a macro to refer to those polyline object specific values?

 

I used a text box with a leader. Assigned the blank line style to the leader.

 

I guess that a Room Polyline is just a shortcut to drawing a polyline manually.

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Another thing I personally do sometimes is convert my polyline to a molding polyline (no molding) which gives me a second label layer to work with...

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I can’t seem to use the new “perimeter” value for a standard polyline. It only seems to work for the room polyline. 

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A polyline has a perimeter attribute and has for a long time.  A room also has a perimeter attribute now.  If you want to use the perimeter of a room somewhere other than the actual room label though, you need to use room.perimeter.  The latter will not return the perimeter of a plain old polyline though.  It will return the perimeter of the room it is located inside of (if it is).

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13 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

A polyline has a perimeter attribute and has for a long time.  A room also has a perimeter attribute now.  If you want to use the perimeter of a room somewhere other than the actual room label though, you need to use room.perimeter.  The latter will not return the perimeter of a plain old polyline though.  It will return the perimeter of the room it is located inside of (if it is).

Thanks to both of you.  I get it now.  

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