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TDimov

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  1. TDimov

    Data Tag - Positioning Tags

    @ericjhberg We will look into the possibility of additional leader lines that point to different objects but don't extract their data. In the meantime I can offer you this workaround: place multiple Data Tag objects on top of each other so that they appear as a single one while their leader lines are marking different objects. You can also group them. I've tested it and their leader lines update accordingly when moving an associated object or the group itself. The only inconvenience is that you will need a few more clicks to enter and exit the group. Also, the group's outline seems to depend on the Data Tag objects' original appearance, to minimize it place the Data Tag objects and associated objects close together before making the group.
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    Data Tag - Positioning Tags

    Hi, Kevin and Eric, About the positioning: Every option you have shown is possible. You will need a layout if this type: I've added 4 loci at the layout's bounds (the circle's min and max x and y) and the whole geometry is on the right of the origin. Lets label the tags on your picture with hours on a watch face with the vertical being 12 and 6 (7 and 11 missing). 1 and 5 are achieved by having a positive shoulder length and "Allow Multiple Attachment Points" - disabled. 2, 3, 4, 8, 9 and 10 can be made the same way or with "Allow Multiple Attachment Points" enabled, however enabling that parameter can cause the Data Tag to pick another locus to attach the shoulder to depending on the placement. 6 and 12: you need to set the shoulder length to 0 and enable the "Allow Multiple Attachment Points" parameter. Bare in mind that having a shoulder length of 0 will make its control point and the origin one to overlap. In that case the shoulder one takes precedence and will be activated when clicking on them. The centre one is just without a leader. About the multiple leader lines: We don't have multiple leaders and don't tag multiple objects because their data can be different. Even if at the time of tagging the extracted data is identical (some extractable data will never be the same in real-world scenarious) there is nothing stopping you from changing it for one object and not for the other. That will lead to inconsistencies at best. Hope this helps.
  3. Hi, Sam, Sorry for the late response. The problem is already resolved and will be shipped with SP3.
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    Data Tag Function

    Hi, Mark, You will be able to use #PERIM# to get the length of lines, 2D and 3D polygons and NURBS curves as of SP3.

 

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