Hi Everyone, I have created a custom line style which is composed of dash and text.
(see below photo)
I am using this line style in making multi-line which represents a cable trough in my layout, my problem is, this line style does not break in every corners of the multiline and the text will come out of the way and it does not look good. it looks like this (refer to photo below.)
How can I make the center "text" line breaks in every corner?
This looks familiar, just not from multilines. I reckon you need to use each single character (not the whole text) and blank spaces as individual cells when generating your line style to properly wrap your text.
Text will not break around corners. If you are using a custom line style the part of the style that is the text is essentially a cell. The best solution for you is to draw the custom line style between 2 points where the test will fit properly. I other sections draw a solid line. Not the best solution but it's all you are able to do for a workaround.
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if you use TRUE multiline its not going to work, I believe you have to create a NEW line style that incorporates the top outer line the custom centre line with text and the bottom outer line, I think you will need to make a few of these custom compound linestyles if you want different true scale widths for several sizes of conduits, it should also allow you use these new line styles as arcs which sadly multilines still don't even after 20 years of asking...But it shouldn't be too hard for you as you already have created the compound line with the text, you just have to add do the two outer lines...
We have custom DoT built road marking ( line marking paint) with a variety of widths fills, and gaps as well as offset reflectors and they work pretty well ok on curves and corners, and you can use the shift pattern along line tool for weird endings, so should be very possible for you just a lot of hard work because of the horrible very ancient complicated linestyle creation interface tool.. but it is very powerful once you master it... but make a lot of notes for your self as you may only use a few times between many years.. and you will forget how to do things even with wiki guide from bentley.. but be warned its a custom line NOBODY else will see it in your supplied dgns to clients and work mates . .you will need to give everyone in your company and clients the custom rsc file that holds this style .. dont for get to drop the text in the style while creating or it too will be a problem for others if its a custom font and it works better that way too...
A poor quick and dirty work around is to use to use linear pattern for your line with the text .. I do this for small single instance one off drawings rather than build a complex line style.. or steal/ borrow one from my autocad team mates who can whip up stuff with the express tools real quick by drawing it or notepad to shx..
I have long dreamed ( 25 years and counting) of the day when in microstation that we could have in addition to the current tool a quick simple linestyle maker that lets you just use draw it and fence it like we do for cell creation...
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