March 3, 2020 at 00:52 #18598Leah BellParticipant
I need to create a label that is just like the typical label, but instead of the leader starting from the top or the middle of the text, it needs to sit in the middle of the first line of text. The text height will always be 2mm so it could be offset 1mm every time. I haven’t built a label or object before. Where would you start and what would you do to build this label?
Thank you kindly!!
March 3, 2020 at 01:46 #18600Michael HerseParticipant
Label formatting is a fairly complex things, especially when you start taking into account the need to respond to rotated views, flipping/mirroring, rotation and anchor points. If I need to make a new parametric one, I usually start by taking a standard Graphisoft supplied labels and modifying it.
The parameter that holds the location of the label text relative to the leader is Label_Position, so have a read up on this in the GDL reference guide and check out a few existing labels to see how it is being used.
Alternatively, the functionality you seek has already been added to Archicad 23 by Graphisoft. You can now set the leader of the text/auto text label to start in the middle of the first row of text.
Hope that is of some help
March 3, 2020 at 08:35 #18602
March 3, 2020 at 10:01 #18604Barry KellyParticipant
We have a tips&tricks document that might help finding the relevant ac_ parameters:
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And now that needs to be updated for the new connection points in 23.
Versions 6.5 to 22
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