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Is there a way to background fill labels?

For example, in a framing plan the labels that are dropped in automatically (which is a nice feature) can be difficult to read because of the lines from the framing members. I have the manual labels set to have a filled background with limited transparency, but can't figure out how to do it with labels...

Don't really want to have to make manual labels if the program is already generating them for me. Thanks

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Check out the text style for the framing label layer. You can edit it to not be transparent.

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15 minutes ago, robdyck said:

Check out the text style for the framing label layer. You can edit it to not be transparent.

Checked that and it appears that it is adding a background fill but the framing members are 'in front' or 'on top of' of the label in terms of drawing order.

See the screenshots - The first pic shows is with the text transparency on, and the second is with it off. I have a bracket that shows the text background fill is working, but it is not on top of the framing members... Is there a way to change the drawing order/priority?

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Figured it out... It seems that Chief puts the label in the same drawing group as the object which isn't ideal... 

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Great! Don't forget to use F1 (help). Way more info than I'm willing to type!

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Is there any way to change the default drawing group of labels?..

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1 minute ago, jonow6 said:

Is there any way to change the default drawing group of labels?..

No. They follow the draw order of their parent object.

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Just now, robdyck said:

No. They follow the draw order of their parent object.

 

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Thanks for your help Robert, appreciate it.

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