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Neilw
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Re-order label style components

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12-01-2013 09:56 AM

I have run into this several times but never had time to investigate a solution.

 

The problem: I want to modify the default Profile Grade Break label style that comes with the product as I don't want the line component in the style. When I delete the line component I have to reconfigure the attachment points of the remaining components. I want the marker to attach to the feature, then the PVIS to the marker, then the PVIE to the PVIS. The problem is these components are in the wrong order in the style and thus I can't get the PVIE to be left aligned with the PVIS. There apparently is no way to re-order the components in the style. The only solution seems to be to delete and recreate them in the proper order. Is this the case? If so then there defintely needs to be an enhancement in the product to change the order.

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com

Actually after experimenting with the Copy Component tool in the style editor I've come to realize the copied component is placed at the bottom of the series. So by making copies in the proper sequence, deleting the originals and renaming the copies, it is a fairly simple process to reorder the components.

I'll consider this resolved.

 

I do appreciate your willingness to help!

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g_k50
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-01-2013 10:50 AM in reply to: Neilw

This was created by modifying the style in the Profile > Label Styles > Grade Breaks > Station over Elevation style

 

Use the attachment point and the x offset and the y offset.

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Re: Re-order label style components

12-01-2013 11:10 AM in reply to: g_k50
Can you stack the PVIS over the PVIE? Using offsets to get them aligned is not the solution I'm looking for.
Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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g_k50
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-01-2013 11:27 AM in reply to: Neilw

This was done just using the anchor component, anchor point, and attachment properties of PVIS and PVIE.

and the rotation angle.

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Re: Re-order label style components

12-01-2013 05:06 PM in reply to: g_k50
I should have noted the problem is when a label is in dragged state with the Stacked option. The text is stacked according to the order of the components. Do you have a solution for that?
Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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g_k50
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-02-2013 03:20 PM in reply to: Neilw

I'm going to need a sketch, you've lost me.

 

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Re: Re-order label style components

12-02-2013 05:21 PM in reply to: g_k50
I understand your confusion. This post is not so much about that particular style but rather the inability to re-order label components in general.

In this particular case the problem I initially had with the style was due to a wrong setting I had applied when reconfiguring the style. The components were already in the desired order so that is why you don't see a problem with it.

So to make the point I'll change the task. Now put the PVIE on top of the PVIS.
Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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g_k50
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-02-2013 08:59 PM in reply to: Neilw

That's easy, flip label

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Neilw
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-02-2013 09:04 PM in reply to: g_k50
Show me please how flip label changes the order of the components in a dragged label.
Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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Re: Re-order label style components

12-02-2013 09:17 PM in reply to: Neilw

Actually after experimenting with the Copy Component tool in the style editor I've come to realize the copied component is placed at the bottom of the series. So by making copies in the proper sequence, deleting the originals and renaming the copies, it is a fairly simple process to reorder the components.

I'll consider this resolved.

 

I do appreciate your willingness to help!

Neil Wilson (a.k.a. neilw)
Infrastructure Suite/C3D 2013, LDT 2004, Power Civil v8i SS1
WIN 7 64 PRO
HP Pavillion h8xt, i7 2600, 12 GB
RADEON 6450, 1 GB
http://www.sec-landmgt.com
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