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Hey guys,

 

I would like to know if there is a way to set the layout plan label to plan specific? Another words in this layout page I attached I have a roof plan and a floor plan. They are both set up with macros but they are two different plans (roof plan & floor plan). I thought it should be tied to the anno set but I couldn't find a macro to find the title.

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Joey,

 

You can put the Label in the Plan (per Layerset) and just use the Layout Box Label for the Scale

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Joey,

 

You can put the Label in the Plan (per Layerset) and just use the Layout Box Label for the Scale

I tried for the last hour to figure out what you are telling me here but I just cant seem to figure it out. Can you give a little more detail? I'm sure I'm missing something simple.

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OK,

 

In your Plan with the Floor Plan Layerset displayed:

  Create a Text Box and Enter the Text you want for the Floor Plan Label - put that on a Custom Layer - Send to Layout

 

With the Roof Plan Layerset displayed

  Create a Text Box and Enter the Text you want for the Roof Plan Label - put that on a Custom Layer - Send to Layout

 

For the scale in the Layout Boxes - only include the %box_scale% macro.  The key is to not use %automatic_label% for the Layout Box Label.

 

Or, you could just replace %automatic_label% with "ROOF PLAN" and "FIRST FLOOR PLAN" in the Layout Box Labels.

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So what you end up with is the plan label has to be above the scale when it goes to layout? Not what I had in mind but it works.

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Joey,

 

You can move the Layout Box Label to wherever you want it.

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I put the Y offset to -1/4 and it puts it inside the layout box so I can have the two labels side by side and maybe I will off set the scale to the right a little so it will be centered. Maybe more work than its worth. Another suggestion for CA to come up with a better way to do this.

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I move the labels where I want them, then look at the numbers ,and they will be there for you to copy and put on every label.

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Joey,

 

You can put the Label in the Plan (per Layerset) and just use the Layout Box Label for the Scale

Doug Park has already commented that using the layout box label is not the correct way to do this. See post #17 from this link.

 

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/236-x6-layout-question/?hl=%2Bscale+%2Bmacro

 

Joey, when I do my meeting with you tomorrow, I'll show you a good way to do this. Fast and easy.

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Doug Park has already commented that using the layout box label is not the correct way to do this. See post #17 from this link.

 

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/236-x6-layout-question/?hl=%2Bscale+%2Bmacro

 

Joey, when I do my meeting with you tomorrow, I'll show you a good way to do this. Fast and easy.

Tommy,

 

I disagree with Doug on this issue.  He has his opinion and I have mine.  The scale is whatever scale the Layout Box Scale is.  If I rescale the Layout Box, the displayed scale is automatically updated.

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Doug Park has already commented that using the layout box label is not the correct way to do this. See post #17 from this link.

 

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/236-x6-layout-question/?hl=%2Bscale+%2Bmacro

 

Joey, when I do my meeting with you tomorrow, I'll show you a good way to do this. Fast and easy.

This is true, but in the very next post Perry said all is good. I am with Perry. I do not understand why Tommy wants the scale to constantly change as I zoom in and out. Unless Joey wants to scale plan on monitor which I never do.

Bottom line, learn to understand why some folks suggest one approach and other folk suggest a different approach.l

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I'm with Joe and Scott on this too, I use the box scale on everything sent to the layout, never been a problem. I guess if they ever fix it i'll find out but I like it now don't change it.

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Oh nuts, Joe and I are in agreement,

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Oh nuts, Joe and I are in agreement,

It happens - sometimes :P

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Well, I happen to agree with Doug. Back then, the macro wasn't working right which was confirmed by Doug. Now it works. Everyone can do it as they wish.

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Tommy, I think it always worked the way I want it forever, If they fixed anything, I don't know what it is.

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Perry, did you look at the link? Apparently no one uses it like I do but it is very helpful.

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Kind of looks like my stuff except I use the box scale, I still don't get what Doug was talking about back then.

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My take on this is that "Zoom Scale" is really irrelevant.  When working in the Plan - scale means nothing on the screen.  When a dwg is sent to Layout is is according to the sheet that it's to be printed on and the scale of the Layout box on that sheet.  Check Plots at smaller sizes should be so noted in and check plots are not intended to be to scale.

 

Yes Tommy, I did read that post - in fact I had several postings in that thread myself. 

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What controls the Layout Label text size?

 

Thanks

Maybe the Text Style assigned to the Layout Box Label  ????

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Good timing, Joe.

 

I just found the answer on another thread. "If you want to control the text that is done via the layout box label layer." which is using the CAD Text Style.

 

I'll get use to this yet...

 

Thanks!

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What controls the Layout Label text size?

 

Thanks

I bet the layer it is on.

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Scott, don't you recognize your own words? That was you I was quoting in my previous post.

 

So yes, the Layout Box Label text is controlled at the Layer Set level, which means no individual control of the text of particular Layout Box Labels: change it for one, and you change it for all. This has implications for this discussion.

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The scale was always intended to be the "printed" scale. The idea is that if you print something to a scale different than normal, such as a check plot, that the output would have the correct scale. This was an important requirement that was gleaned from several people prior to implementing that feature.

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