Jump to content
DJMDevon

Drawing label too long - can it be split over two lines?

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I have a number of drawing labels on my annotation layer of my viewports. Can the title be entered on more than one continuous line?

The title is:

HORIZONTAL SECTION C-C THROUGH DOOR AT SKIRTING LEVEL

but I want it to read:

HORIZONTAL SECTION C-C

THROUGH DOOR AT SKIRTING LEVEL

Is this possible? I have numerous small details on one sheet but the titles are overlapping as they are wider than the individual details.

I'm working in VW2013

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post

The return can typically be treated like its own character and can often be inserted into a line. If you type a couple letters then a return and then a couple more letters you can typically highlight just the carriage return and cut it to the clip board. Alternatively you could type the whole line as you want it into a text object and then cut and paste it..carriage return and all...into the field. From the object info palette you can use your arrow keys to move up and down between the different lines.

How the text displays usually depends on which PIO you are putting the text in. I've written some custom PIO's and had to make sure the text control point was on the bottom if I wanted the new line to be above the current one or on the top if I wanted the new line to be below it.

Joe

Share this post


Link to post

Hi,

Ive tried numerous variations of this but I cant get the drawing label to accept the return. What does PIO mean?

I may have to go back to the old method of using a text box for the viewport title instead of using the drawing label tool.

Any other suggestions I can try?

Thanks

Share this post


Link to post

What Josh says.

PIO is also, sometimes, interpreted as Parametric Input Object

PIOs are things like walls, stairs, DTM, extrude along path and other Vectorworks objects which are created and edited via extensive dialogs with fields, buttons and menus for user input of parameter values. These numbers/values control the object's shape, size and other features.

-B

Share this post


Link to post

I used to type it in in Word, and then copy and paste it into the title module, and it would automatically register the paragraph mark,  That's not working today.  Did they change something?

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...