AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

AutoCAD Civil 3D General Discussion

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Background Mask in Label Syles

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10-09-2012 12:39 PM

I hate to bring this issue up again, it's been going on for years. But I wish i could plot label styles (pipe network labels, point labels, etc.) that contain background mask with the line merge setting ON. Mleaders with background mask plot fine with line merge on, but any intelligent object style containing a background mask will not 'mask' when plotting with line merge on. Anyone made any progress with this? I've read just about every post relating to background mask on here from the last 3-5yrs and i can't beleive i am still having this issue.

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Re: Background Mask in Label Syles

10-09-2012 03:48 PM in reply to: gunnarl

Go with Lines overwite in all instances. Items you need to print with the linesmerge properties maybe go with transparency in those situations. I'm not sure I've ever "needed" or wanted to print with linesmerge. Maybe you can help me understand why? Linesoverwrite all my background masking works in all instances.

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Re: Background Mask in Label Syles

10-29-2012 06:36 AM in reply to: LeafRiders

masking works for multileaders and text but not for labels. we always use merge. pita.

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Re: Background Mask in Label Syles

01-25-2013 04:25 PM in reply to: nostupidquestions

Anyone have problems with the mask box showing? We have an issue where the left edge of the mask box plots with a very thin (but noticeable) line.


Also, we always plot with "Lines Merge"

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