See the image below.
What is telling the leader (arrowhead end) to point to the side of the manhole at what appears to be a random location?
There doesn't seem to be anyway to move or otherwise control the arrowhead location.
We are hoping for something more like what is shown in purple (added to the image)
Thats just the way it works when dragged. I have two lable style defined to place description and rim on a stick and another that places inverts on a stick below.
Not to shoot the messenger, but any idea behind the thought process here?
Why would anyone not want to be able to control the location of the leader?
On a COGO point, I could understand...it's a point...there are only so many places to point.... But on a MH in profile, that could be a very long object where you almost certainly need to move labels around...
True. That is one of the many wonders and confounding aspect of c3d.
If I understand what you want it's the one on the left?
The right side is the way we label our drainage systems, but I merged them together to get what you want.
I think that R.K. wants the arrow to perhaps point to the M.H. Rim. Looking at the "picture" I am attaching and selecting the "Structure Label Placement" at "Top of Structure" would seem like the answer. But in all these years I have tried this I have NEVER got it to work.
Ok I'm confused now? He said he wanted to match the purple lines like the image, which shows it connected to the bottom of the structure. He did say he wanted the arrow to point there so I added it.
You and Joe are both correct though. The label placement doesn't seem to follow the settings for top or bottom AND the leader points to the side of the manhole when dragged. We just "TRY" to drag it to a location that makes it appear to be pointing to the rim, but sometimes that's not possible either.
I've noticed that the leader arrow will slide around the outline of the structure according to the text location. With some finesse you can get the leader to point to the top or bottom of the structure. I don't see a way to control where it attaches along the sides though. AFAIK the attachment options in the label style settings don't apply to the dragged state.
I don't know when this capability was added. In the past the leader always pointed to the center of the structure in dragged state so this is at least a slight improvement, but it is certainly not satisfactory.
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