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Label Styles and Description key parameters

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01-05-2014 11:07 PM

I have been attempting to get my trees looking like this

tree1.jpg

 

So from my reading I set my des. key up like this


desc key2.jpg

 

However this produces one single line of text with the description "span 0 dia. 0.0 Ht. 0" I want them on 3 separate lines, like the above picture.

 

So I set up a label style

label 1.jpg

 

With this component

label 2.jpg

 

So does anyone know how I get the  parameters $1 $2 $3 to go in the correct label component?

Look on AU for CV201-5 "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Points, But Were Afraid to Ask".

 

This is a very good document for description keys. The only easy way I know of is to target the Full description and change the maximum width in the labels style otherwise you will need to enter a user defigned property classification.

 

I would go with the Maximum width and add some spaces between the $# in the description format until you get the desired look.

 

 

 

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 02:32 AM in reply to: allywhite666
Your Code from the field collected data would look like this

T 6 2 4

With 2 being your diameter, 4 being the height and 6 being you span/drip line.

Check out the help on description keys it will help.

Note: The code #'s must be separated by spaces.
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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 04:35 AM in reply to: allywhite666

I don't think you can do what you want to do through description keys. I might be wrong, and it certainly is an interesting challenge. You can do this with User Defined Properties, but it will involve either manually entering in the information point by point, or using the Survey Database.

 

UDP.png

 

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 04:42 AM in reply to: allywhite666

Look on AU for CV201-5 "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Points, But Were Afraid to Ask".

 

This is a very good document for description keys. The only easy way I know of is to target the Full description and change the maximum width in the labels style otherwise you will need to enter a user defigned property classification.

 

I would go with the Maximum width and add some spaces between the $# in the description format until you get the desired look.

 

 

 

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 05:02 AM in reply to: mikeevans

Mike,

 

That sounds interesting, but I can't find it. Can you post a link?

 

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 07:24 AM in reply to: allywhite666

What a shame, it appears anything prior to 2011 has been Archived or removed. What a wealth of knowledge removed.

 

Maybe Matt Kolberg can help as he chaired the event.

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 12:08 PM in reply to: allywhite666
Thanks for the accolades Mike. I will try to find my document and post it here. I'm enroute so it won't happen until sometime tomorrow.
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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-06-2014 01:26 PM in reply to: mathewk

Matt, if you can dig that up, it will be greatly appreciated.

 

Nosing around, I found Tom Pisani's Webinar, C13081: Pointing out AutoCAD Civil 3D Points. Good, solid information, and in about 36 minutes is a neat idea I didn't know about. Notes--you can tie them to things like points and alignments, and add supplemental information. Might have some application here.

 

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-07-2014 05:34 AM in reply to: allywhite666

Here is the document Mike was speaking of.

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Re: Label Styles and Description key parameters

01-07-2014 06:37 AM in reply to: mathewk

Excellent! Thanks, Matt!

 

Coffee is on and I'm going to read.

 

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