AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

Reply
Contributor
dbill2508
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-31-2007
Message 1 of 5 (401 Views)

Geometry Point Labels - Text Style Issue

401 Views, 4 Replies
01-21-2013 07:19 AM

I am in the process of modifying our current company standards to conform to another set of standards. The main change is switching from "simplex" font style to "Tahoma".

 

Simple in theory but problematic in execution, our main alignment label style "GEO-LABL", used for P.O.T, PC, ect. utilizes an underlined reference text object in order to control the length of the line under the call. The base insertion places the call perpendicular to the alignment, when dragged to the left or right it switches to stacked text plan readable. Works like a champ with the "simplex" text style - 1.jpg see attached.

Now simply changing the font to "Tahoma" - 2.jpg the larger you make the text the larger the gap.

 

I am trying to stay away from adding a line for the underline due to the difference in lengths needed when the call gets longer or shorter based on alignment name or stationing.

 

Any ideas out there?

Thanks.

Bill H.

Civil 3D 2013 SP 1

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit - Dell T1600
Intel Xeon 3.30Ghz
8Gb RAM
Civil 3D 2013
*Expert Elite*
troma
Posts: 2,519
Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Message 2 of 5 (374 Views)

Re: Geometry Point Labels - Text Style Issue

01-21-2013 01:15 PM in reply to: dbill2508

Use a line and attach the start of the line to the bottom left of the text, and attach the end of the line to the bottom right of the text.


Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

Distinguished Contributor
ccookusi
Posts: 143
Registered: ‎02-28-2007
Message 3 of 5 (336 Views)

Re: Geometry Point Labels - Text Style Issue

01-22-2013 05:52 AM in reply to: dbill2508

Do you need to create a "Left" and "Right" style for this to work?

See images..

 

Windows 7 Pro x64
Civil 3D 2015
Dell Precision T1650
i7 3770
NVIDIA Quadro 2000
SSD Boot
16 GB Ram
*Expert Elite*
troma
Posts: 2,519
Registered: ‎05-21-2008
Message 4 of 5 (328 Views)

Re: Geometry Point Labels - Text Style Issue

01-22-2013 06:45 AM in reply to: ccookusi

Are you asking me?

Possibly, yes.  I guess this would be restricted to "As Composed" and not the "Stacked Text".

 

I'm just throwing ideas around (as requested).  Not necessarily fully baked ones.


Credit where credit is due! Give kudos or accept as solution whenever you can.

Contributor
dbill2508
Posts: 15
Registered: ‎08-31-2007
Message 5 of 5 (317 Views)

Re: Geometry Point Labels - Text Style Issue

01-22-2013 07:51 AM in reply to: troma

Thanks for the replies. The line idea works for what we need.

 

Just stinks that the font change has an adverse effect on the resulting label.

Win 7 Pro 64-Bit - Dell T1600
Intel Xeon 3.30Ghz
8Gb RAM
Civil 3D 2013

You are not logged in.

Log into access your profile, ask and answer questions, share ideas and more. Haven't signed up yet? Register

Announcements
Are you familiar with the Autodesk Expert Elites? The Expert Elite program is made up of customers that help other customers by sharing knowledge and exemplifying an engaging style of collaboration. To learn more, please visit our Expert Elite website.

Need installation help?

Start with some of our most frequented solutions to get help installing your software.

Ask the Community


Civil 3D Exchange Apps

Created by the community for the community, Autodesk Exchange Apps for AutoCAD Civil 3D helps you achieve greater speed, accuracy, and automation from concept to manufacturing.

Connect with Civil 3D

Twitter

Facebook

Blogs