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Can we label lines?  Id love to be able to be able to label a line (such as setback line or other).  I see line styles that have text in them, but is there a way just to label a line on the fly?

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I always just place a text box over the line.

You can however also just create your own line style pretty easily...

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You can use leader line text with a user macro (referenced & evaluated).  The macro would be:

 

%LayerName%

 

 layer.to_s.gsub("_"," ").upcase

 

You just need to create a layer with the name you want and place the line on that layer. 

That macro will work to display the layer of any Chief Object beginning with version X8.

 

If you don't want the leader line to show, you can do one of the following:

 

  1.  Change it to a "Blank Line Style" (this is actually available in Chiefs dropdown list.

  2.  Change its color to white.

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I always just place a text box over the line.

You can however also just create your own line style pretty easily...

I never tried creating a custom line before - thinking in part this was already fixed in the program (styles). That really is cool too.

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I was curious about custom lines and control of the appearances.  How do you control the size of the text etc?

 

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Johnny,

 

In Layout, do you have Line Weights toggled on?

I would guess the answer is no.

This setting works the same in floor plan view as well.

 

With this setting toggled on, and when you zoom, the text will remain the same size in relation to the plan, ie, it's screen size will change.

 

With Line Weights toggled off, the text screen size stays the same with zooming.

 

Or, alternatively,  you can get the same results by toggling on Print Preview.

 

I have always thought that a setting like Minimum Display Size, like we have for Dimensions and Labels, should be available for line styles.

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I agree Glenn - we should have that option for line styles.

You are correct, that was my issue though.

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