I just posted an Idea for Notes with a line under the first line of text - Can you do that in CE?

For YEARS I have wanted the ability to place a note with a line beneath the first line of text with the rest of the note underneath that line. I know a few workarounds, and ways to make something LOOK like that, but there has been no way to create that sort of element as a true note from a dimension style.

Has that ability been added to CONNECT?
Could it be added?

Thank you.


  • If I were absolutely sure that all of the notes were always going to have the same number of lines all the time, I might be able to figure out the lower margin spacing to force the line leader up between the lines of text. There's actually a thread about that HERE. But that's not the case. A lot of the notes are two lines, but plenty are three, four, even five lines long. At that point, since the leader would be measured up from the bottom, I'd need a half-dozen Note styles to cover all the eventualities.


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  • If you wanted to monitor the progress of this Enhancement, as well as including yourself in the list of accounts with interest in this, you should raise a new Service Request and we can link it. This will also allow our development team to estimate the interest for including this in a future release.

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  • about that HERE

    hey mary that's a great solution from MWLONG especially as I would only need two lines most of the time I can even make a custom dim style...

    setting the inline leader line to centre ( blue line in settings Lower RHS) then per you text adjust the length  and negative margin to create the line is brilliant solution (works great for 2 lines and for 3 lines add a return before the first line, even if you edit after placement it works , you need to save this as a new named style or it wont stay ( well for me it needed to)

    I've posted a copy of the screen shot for quick solution as benefit for other users... worked great for me... another one for the microstation tips book...


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  • This works great indeed. A pitty this does not work for CE. Left margin does not take negative values....

    Another drawback for CE.


  • I forgot about that post! Glad it helps.

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