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Leader justification with custom defined tags

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10-17-2011 10:16 AM

I've built a number of tags for MEP now that pull extended property data from an MEP based object for communication with the construction team.  One thing that has been driving me nuts are leaders associated to tags.  A number of the tags pull from multiple property sets, and when you turn a leader on in a tool palette for a tag, the only option for justification is the insertion point of the tag itself.  How do you control whether the leader is left or right justified to the text objects?  It seems that I have to build two tags to accomplish a leader pulled to the right or a leader pulled to the left.  Is this the case?  Is there any additional options to adjsut where the leader will attach?  I know about individually adjusting the insertion offsets in the ADVANCED area on the property palette, but some tags will be used literally hundreds of times in a single drawing, in areas for instance, spool numbers, or pipe diameter.


Any help with different options for leaers on tags would be greatly aprpecihiated.  The new help menus with 2011+ are very difficult to use well.

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Re: Leader justification with custom defined tags

11-17-2011 03:48 PM in reply to: GTisRule

No replies yet?  I assume it's not possible to make tags justify correctly?


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Re: Leader justification with custom defined tags

11-19-2011 06:15 AM in reply to: GTisRule

I also had the same issue when I made some tags and did what you had to do, made a right justified tag and a left justified tag.  I would be interested if anyone else found a better way to do this. 

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Re: Leader justification with custom defined tags

12-06-2011 06:16 AM in reply to: mlmoore

That is the same way that I have been doing it.  Most of our tags we do not turn the leader option on and the users instead choose to add there own leader.  I have created some mleader styles and other tools that allow them to quickly place leaders for this exact purpose.

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