Friday, April 2, 2010

Structure Leader Solu-Around

The new Label Leader command in Civil 3D 2010 has provided us with a very popular SOLU-AROUND. We now have the ability to drag the profile structure label left or right of the structure and the leader remains at the top of the structure.

No I’m not kidding, I haved looked for this since the 2007 version!

Let’s look at 3 simple steps to conclude this solution.

  • Select the label and drag it directly above the structure. (Confirm ortho is on before dragging)
  • Right click, and select Toggle Label Pin

  • Select the rectangular grip (marked with the pin) and drag it to display properly

Video Tech Tip of this feature will be posted on when available.

Newer version of Civil 3D will require users to follow these updated steps.

Turn ortho on (must do this)

Drag the label straight up

Select the + grip that is ½ way up and drag it out

Right click to pin the leader

Now select the label grip and move it to the right location.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this work-around. Any chance you could post your profile label style? I tried the workaround on our company label style and it did not work as it did in the example above- I suspect it is because our profile label is composed differently. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated! Thanks.