PVLS PART 1: Creating Profiles for Labeling Crossing or Connecting Pipe Flowline Elevations
PVLS PART 2: Creating the Style for the Connecting Pipe Flowline Elevation Label
PVLS PART 3: Labeling the Crossing or Connecting Pipe Flowline Elevations
To use the Offset Style created in this series, you'll need to create the label style first. (Instructions for creating an offset label style can be found Part 2 of this series.
After the style has been created, right click on the style and select New... in the Settings tab of the Toolspace. For Profile Views, this will create a "Child" of the original style. It will have all the same properties and components of the original style at the time that it is created except those that you change.
On the Information tab, rename the text inside the brackets [child] to [RT-0.3]. That means that we will be creating a style that moves the text right 0.3 inches. Go ahead and left click on Apply then select the Layout tab.
Remember how we deleted the original text so that the first component was "Line for Text". This is where it comes into play.
Go to the Line section and change the Start Point X Offset to 0.3, then Apply and OK. Now place the style in the drawing or change one of the existing labels to use this style instead. Here's a screen capture of the original parent style and the new offset RT child style.
There are other ways to change the style as well. Try changing these values and see how they affect the style:
- The length of the "Line at Insertion Point"
- The length of the "Line for Text"
- The Start Point Y Offset of the "Line for Text"
Well, that's it for my series on Profile View Label Styles. I hope you found it useful. Feel free to post a comment if you have questions or if you just want to request a topic for a future post.
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