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Is there a way to get the label text for a light to change to the color of the light. I like to color code the different lights in a plot and currently I make a duplicate label for each type of light and manually change the text color to match the fixture color. Can this be done automatically?

 

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Hello mreadshaw,

Yes you can use the colour field of a lighting device to change the colour of objects in a particular class. This could mean that for example the channel field which is in the Lighting>Label>Channel class can reflect the gel colour of the instrument. You do this is the File>Document Settings>Spotlight Preferences.

 

However it appears this is not working in 2018 and 2017. The enclosed snapshot is 2016.

 

I have filed a bug report.

 

Cheers,

Peter

 

 

 

 

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Spotlight coloured labels.jpg

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Thanks! I thought that should have done it but I'm using 2017 and nothing happened. Good to know it's a bug and hopefully it can be fixed soon.

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Bumping this back up to the top as I don't believe it has ever been fixed.

 

Is there any way to automatically change label attributes in 2019?

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Thanks! I figured out the issue is that you need to have a container for the label.

 

Is there no way to have the label text change color? Also this seems like it can either be a single class or all classess. Is there a way to modify multiple classes so I could have address and unit number change but nothing else?

 

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