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Rob Lloyd

Changing Text Size - Hoist Symbol

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Hi all,


I'm adding some truss to a design using the file supplied by the exhibition stand designer. For some reason the text on the hoist symbols is coming out tiny (see attached picture).  I have searched the net for answers and tried various things but for the life of me can't seem to change it! I'm sure it's something really simple, any ideas? This is in Spotlight 2020.


Thanks, Rob.


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This is a global setting for all the hoists in the document.  In the Default Spotlight workspace the text size for the Hoist Number and the Dimensions are set with a menu command. Spotlight>Hoists>Set Hoist Number and Dimension Display.

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3 hours ago, TomWhiteLight said:

You can also drag and drop a text style from the resource manager onto the hoists....

This may work but probably will not stay when the object is modified. The object looks to the settings created by the menu command because there are multiple text objects with different attributes in the same object.

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Interesting, is there a way to get the Set Hoist Number and Dimension Display to reference a text style like the dimension tool does? Could be a VE?


Unless text style linked to classes would work? Would probably be neater.


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