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torner
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Label Style for PI

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02-15-2013 06:33 AM

I have applied a client's style to the alignment to show PI's. In this case we have 2 alignments close to each other (NB & SB of road). PI's close to each other will then overlap. What I would like to do is apply a style that will have the line and text go exactly in the opposite direction. I am trying to avoid dragging the text as that seems to bring up several more issues. I am looking for what\where to change within the style editor to make this happen.

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Re: Label Style for PI

02-15-2013 07:00 AM in reply to: torner
You could flip the label to the inside of the radius. Hold control, pick the label you want to flip, right click and then select Flip label.
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troma
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Re: Label Style for PI

02-15-2013 07:12 AM in reply to: torner

I agree the flip is probably the easiest way to go.

 

Looking at the screen shot, I see the angle has been set as "PI Label Angle" for one component and "Back Tangent Angle" for the other.  I don't think these are regular angles, I think they've been set up as expressions.  If so, you could copy both expressions and add 180 degrees to the copy. (Remember it's in radians, so Pi = 180).  Then copy the whole label style, and use your copied expressions to set those angles.


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torner
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Re: Label Style for PI

02-15-2013 09:07 AM in reply to: troma

When I Flip Label, it doesn't flip 180 like I would want it to.

As far as adding 180 to the expression, I am not following that. I tried setting Component 2>Line:Angle to 180 but that doesn't work. There are 4 Components, C1 isthe text, C2 is the line with the text, C3 & C4 are for little tangent lines for the ahead and back tangent. So it seems like I need to do something with C2. Maybe there just isn't a way and dragging is the next option (and probably next post too). First time using this so learning along the way.

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Re: Label Style for PI

02-15-2013 09:20 AM in reply to: torner

I am guessing that these are expressions.  I'm not sure, but it is likely.

 

Go to Toolspace > Settings > Alignment > Label Styles and find this particular label style  (I'm not sure what family it is in)

 

Below the label style, in the same family, there should be a heading Expressons.  Click on this and see the list of expressions in the list area.  Find out if there is an expression called "PI Label Angle" and "Back Tangent Angle"

 

If there is, then these are the ones you need to copy.  Edit the copy of the expression as I laid out previously.


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