How can I add custom labels to structural members denoting annotation for customized information?
You can create custom labels and combine them with other labels to display information as you want it. With custom labels, you can create a label displaying the attributes you need, in a format you need. For example, if you want to put Section Name/Grade, you can create a label that is formatted in this way. You can also select the formatting of your label (General, Scientific, and Custom for example).
Labels for beams are formatted to display Section Name <Grade>
As with all other labels, you determine the placement of the label in the extracted drawings, according to the rules you establish. Use the Drawing Resymbolization Rules Manager and the Labels tab of the Edit Drawing Resymbolization Rules dialogs to create and edit the custom labels. Structural Building Designer is delivered with two custom labels, one of which will create the label as shown in the figure above.
To apply the custom labels, you must edit your drawing definition. Double-click on the rule in the Drawing Resymbolization Rules Manager and click the Labels tab. At the bottom of the dialog you can see the Label Format that is currently active. To change the label format, click Add Attribute. When you click this button, the Define Custom Label Variable dialog appears, giving you many options for what to display and in what format.
In the Drawing Extraction Manager, click the Structural Rules tab.
Click New to add the rule from the Drawing Resymbolization Rules Manager. Move the new rule to be the second from the last rule. The default for structural drawing definitions is to have a rule applied to “All” as the last rule. Since the rules are processed in order, you must have your specific rules prior to the All rule, or else all elements will fall into that category and they will not be processed.