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#307754
Hi GOBA,

Thank you for the file! Now I have understood what is causing the issue!

After a consultation with our expert in DWG-DXF export/import, I found out that this is the issue of how text is handled differently in AutoCAD and ARCHICAD. In AutoCAD, you can have a text box that is higher than the total height of the whole paragraph/sentence, while in ARCHICAD, you cannot set the text box wider, but not higher than the paragraph/sentence.

In short, I would say this is the limitation of ARCHICAD's Text tool, unfortunately :(

Thank you for your understanding, and thank you for raising the issue! I myself have learned a lot from this!

Best regards,
Minh
#307801
Hi GOBA,

I forgot to include the part about Width factor in my previous reply, did I? I’m very sorry for that!

In short, I would say this is, once again, a difference in how AutoCAD and ARCHICAD handle text (unfortunately!).

In AutoCAD, the highlight option is called Tracking. From my understanding, this modification will make the text stay closer to each other, therefore, you can only decrease this value down to a limit, depending on the font type and the spacing between each character of the font.

In ARCHICAD, there is no such option in the Text tool settings. We have the Width factor, but by changing this value, the look of the font’s characters is also modified, either narrower or wider (as if you squeeze/stretch the text). The ratio of the spacing between each character remains unchanged, but the font does not look exactly the same as original.

In the end, it all comes down to how each software handles each element differently. We always aim for WYSIWYG, but due to certain limitations, it may not be achievable without the loss of information.

I hope I have answered all your questions! Feel free to ask me again if you have any further issues. I’m always happy to help (and learn new things along the way!)

Have a great Monday!

Best regards,
Minh
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#308307
On the subject of leaders in AC23- In Autocad you can create a leader and add text or not, BUT you can add multiple leaders onto one!
Is there a way to make leader (In archicad "text Label") with out text AND how do you add multiple leader heads?
#308367
Dyana Rose wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:13 am
On the subject of leaders in AC23- In Autocad you can create a leader and add text or not, BUT you can add multiple leaders onto one!
Is there a way to make leader (In archicad "text Label") with out text AND how do you add multiple leader heads?
Hi Dyana,

Thank you for your question! I'll answer each question one by one:

1. Although all Label in ARCHICAD must come with texts, we can "workaround" this issue by entering a " " (space character) into the label's text. The label will appear as if it does not contain any text.

2. With the default Label tool, it is not possible to create a multileader label. There is an object in ARCHICAD, called Multileader Label that can help you with this issue:

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The downside is that this is not an associative label, therefore it will not follow the object that is being annotated. We have an existing wish in our Database to implement this into the Label tool already.

I hope this will help you with the issue. Let me know if there is anything you would like to ask!

Have a nice day, and take care!
Best regards.
Minh