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Is there a way to do curved leader lines? I have been using polylines, but this is a pain since polylines don't allow arrow heads, so I have to manually add the arrow head.

Thanks in advance--

Barb Nelson

RLK Hydro, Inc.

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I have used a "curve line by 3 points" and arrow end from the atributes pallet for this.

I works but I think VWA has a curved leader.

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Hi, Fred-- thanks for your response. Could you explain what you mean by "curve line by 3 points"? I'm still pretty new at this. I've tried all varieties of polyline (bezier, cubic spline, arc) and when they are selected, the arrow ends in the attributes pallet are grayed out. I'm unaware of any other way to create a curved line. I'm using v8.5.2.

Barb Nelson

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You can have arrow heads on the ends of arcs (not polylines). Rather than the 3-point arc, I prefer the Arc by Tangent tool. With this it is easy to start your leader line horizontally (or whatever) from your note, then point it to your detail. This only gives a single curved line, unfortunately, but you can construct double curves by drawing a new arc at a tangent from the end of the first one.

Note that there is a bug that sometimes flips the arrow head to the other end of the arc. See my discussion of this in the General Discussion forum, 6/20/2000.

AC

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Thanks, AC--sounds like the bottom line is there is no easy way to do curved leader lines. But doing it with an arc may turn out better than the polylines--I'll try it.

Barb

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