- Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:12 pm
The answers in the other thread are workarounds not a proper tool. The out-of-the-box Label Tool should do multiple leaders without the need for workarounds. While workarounds will get the job done, they add time and complexity to the drafting process. One tool to do the job, not an object that provides limited options that the Label Tool should already be doing.
The available object (AC23, Multileader Label 23) does not provide the same appearance options as the Label Tool. The Multileader object is cumbersome to use because you have to open the object dialog to access all the controls (how many leaders, which side...) and edit the label text... The object Multileader Label is a workaround, not a proper tool.
I understand that the Label Tool is designed with functions to pickup information from objects being labeled. The thought being that one leader to mark each object. However, there are many times when the same objects are located close together so one label with multiple leaders is desirable for space and clarity. I want one tool to to do the job. The label tool can be made to allow for multiple leaders with the first placement being the primary for the obtained "label" information. The Label tool could be made to then to provide a special highlight for that first placed leader when selected and subsequent leaders from that label would not be linked to objects.
Possible Label Tool features to include:
The additional leaders are linked to the objects in that, if the object is erased, moved or a renovation filter is changed, the leaders respond appropriately.
Warning if the original object no longer matches the other labeled objects.