Using the label tool to place labels calling off space info (room names, numbers areas etc)
The cell I have created has 3 separate text elements, each on different levels for different displays and drawings, however, when placing the label does not honour these levels, instead placing all elements on the same (active) levels. Is there anyway to get the label to honour the original levels?
Duncan Gammie said:Using the label tool ...
Of which MicroStation version?
Regards, Jon Summers LA Solutions
This is for Connect, currently on U99
I am asking for a clear timeline. This is no answer - and the same as more than two years ago.
with tags that was(is) easy. The item/label concept is no (not jet by far a) practical alternative.
Tags reporting was way too clumsy, OK. Item reporting is great.
But try to simply put a label into a cell to place it straight with the symbol. I gave up on this.
Info for the selected function? Click into the "Toolssettings" dialog and press F1 -- Info zur aktuellen Funktion? Klicken Sie in das "Funktionseinstellungsfenster" und drücken F1
Gerd Eisenacher said:The item/label concept is no (not yet by far a) practical alternative
Take a look at the labelling we provide with our TagWorks family...
Labels are formed from a DGN cell that contain SmartText placeholders for Item Type properties and/or element properties. When something changes (e.g. you modify a shape element) the labels update automatically.
Thanks Jon, what i am looking for is a cell with a label placed simply from a cell lib. Like tags that i then can move to the other side. I have a number of values that often should keep the default. I do not like the extra labeling step. The change of values like the numbering nearly always is a task for the further iteration/revision in the workflow of a floor plan . I like the reporting of items as much as i loathe the clumsy reporting of tags though....
Gerd Eisenacher said:what i am looking for is a cell with a label placed simply from a cell lib
I think that's worth a new post on this Forum. Please describe what you want to see in the cell model, and what you expect to see once that cell is placed in a DGN model.
A cell definition can include text elements that have text fields that reflect the value of a property. The property can belong to the DGN file, model or cell once it's placed in a model.
My understanding is that the behaviour of Item Types in a cell model should mimic that of Tags in a cell model. See the comment by Marco Salino in this Idea.