RoadEng® Location Labels Example by tae47486

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Location Labels Example
Labels displayed in the Plan, Profile and Section windows are formatted in two places. The View (Plan,
Profile or Section) Options menu provides access to label formatting for the window (label class
formatting). The Edit label tool button   in the toolbar allows you to modify individual labels (point
formatting) with the mouse. The Plan Window is used in the following examples but the same principles
apply to the Profile and Section windows.
To do the examples in this section the P-Line Design and Sub-surfaces function groups should be
enabled. See Function Groups in the introduction above and in the On-line help for more information.


Label Class Formatting
Labels are divided into different label classes for each window type such as Culvert labels, Curve labels,
IP labels etc. Each label class has format information associated with it such as font size, color, position
etc. The following steps will demonstrate how to set up and change label class format information.
    1. FileOpen. Select labels.DSN. Press Open.

NOTE: If you are using RoadEng® Lite or RoadEng® Civil Assistant and the “Non Permitted Functions
Found in File” dialog appears, choose “Keep all functions and revert to DEMO Mode”.

   2. Click on the title bar of the Plan Window to activate it. Select ViewPlan Options or right mouse
      click in the Plan window, then scroll down to Plan Options..




                                    Figure 1 – Plan Window Options Dialog Box


   3. Click on the     button adjacent to the Labels item to activate the label Selection and Formatting
      dialog box.
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                               Figure 2 – Label Selection and Formatting Dialog Box

The Label Selection and Formatting dialog box controls which labels are displayed (add or remove items
with a double click in the list) and how they are formatted. See On-line Help (type F1) for details. Each
item in the list refers to a group (or class) of labels. All labels in a group will have the same formatting
unless point formatting is applied (see the next section).
   4. Turn on BC/EC, Curves and Horz IP’s and change the BC/EC as shown in the figure above.
      Press OK to accept the label formatting and OK again to accept the rest of the Plan options. Note
      the changes in the Plan window.

NOTE: Label group formatting is saved in screen layouts. The previous three steps would have been
unnecessary if you had retrieved a screen layout with the correct options and formatting defined.




                                      Figure 2a: Plan Window Curve Labels
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   It is possible to graphically modify the format of the labels. We will explore this further in the next
   section.
Label Formatting with the Mouse

   5. Right click in the Plan window and select Edit Label Tool. This will change the cursor to the Edit
      Label tool     cursor (alternately you could press the Edit label tool button  in the toolbar).

   6. Use <Control + J> to jump to L-Line Station 1861.5.

   7. Move your mouse cursor over the red BC 1861.5 label, when the cursor changes to a simple
      cross, left click once. The label is now selected and should look like the one in Figure 3.




                                Figure 3 – Selected Label with Edit Handles Visible

      Moving a label
      Notice when you place the cursor over the text of a selected label it changes to the         Move
      cursor. Clicking and dragging with the Move cursor will reposition the label.


      Rotating a label
      Notice when you move the cursor over the Orientation Handle it changes shape to the
      Orientation cursor. Clicking and dragging with the Orientation cursor will allow you to rotate a
      label.
      The curve label is a Feature Label as it is attached the curve; the anchor point will move only
      when the curve moves.
   8. Reorient and reposition the label until it appears as shown below.
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                                     Figure 4 – Label After Repositioning.


   9. Double click on the text of the label you just edited. This opens the Label Selection and
      Formatting dialog box.




                         Figure 5 – Label Selection and Formatting Dialog Box

   10. Turn off the Transparent checkbox. Select Set as class default label formatting. Press OK.

   11. Unlock the scale by clicking on the lock scale button         and zoom extents   .

   Your Plan window should now appear as shown in figure 8.5 below.
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                                 Figure 6 – Labels after Re-positioning

   12. FileClose. Do not save changes.


Floating Labels

Floating Labels can be added anywhere in the Plan or Profile Windows. Floating Labels can have their
anchor point moved.

   1. FileOpen. Select labels.DSN. Press Open.

NOTE: If you are using RoadEng® Lite or RoadEng® Civil Assistant and the “Non Permitted Functions
Found in File” dialog appears, choose “Keep all functions and revert to DEMO Mode”.

   2. Right click in the Profile window and select Edit Label Tool. This will change the cursor to the
      Edit Label tool     cursor (alternately you could press the Edit label tool button  in the toolbar).

   3. With the label edit tool , click the left mouse button in the Profile Window, to open the Label
      Selection and Formatting dialog box.
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                                        Figure 7 – Edit Label Dialog Box


   4. Change “xxxxxxxx” to “Rock cut section”. Click on the Position tab and change the Leader to
      have a 20mm Arrow as shown above. Press OK; the floating label will appear where you first
      clicked the mouse.

   5. Adjust the label with the mouse until it looks similar to the Figure 8. Click and drag on the
      arrowhead handle to move the whole label.




                                   Figure 8 – Floating Label in Profile Window


NOTE: Floating Labels and label point formatting are saved in design files while group formatting is saved in
design and screen layout files.

   6. FileClose. Do not save changes.
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User Definable Labels

It is possible to create user definable labels and display these labels at reporting points along the
alignment. User definable labels can consist of attributes and static text. The following is a list of
attributes (this list was current at the time of writing, but will probably expand in the future):

               L-Stn – l-line stationing
               V.Brk = vertical grade break
               CL X = centerline X
               CL Y = centerline Y
               CL Elev = centerline Z
               P-Stn: = P-line station
               H.Brk = horizontal break
               Gnd Elev = ground elevation
               Cut Dp. = cut depth

   We will now demonstrate how to create a user defined label in the Plan window.
   1. FileOpen. Select labels.DSN. Press Open.

NOTE: If you are using RoadEng® Lite or RoadEng® Civil Assistant and the “Non Permitted Functions
Found in File” dialog appears, choose “Keep all functions and revert to DEMO Mode”.

   2. Click on the title bar of the Plan Window to activate it. Select ViewPlan Options or right mouse
      click in the Plan window, then scroll down to Plan Options..

   3. Click on the      button adjacent to the Labels item to activate the label Selection and Formatting
      dialog box.

   4. In the Label Selection and Formatting Dialog Scroll down to the first User Defined label class.
      Select it and click on the Options button to activate the Custom Labels Dialog .




                                     Figure 9 – Custom Label Options Dialog
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   5. In the Custom Labels Dialog change the Description to Interval Labels. Click on the Clear All
      button to remove existing attributes and text. Press the Add Attribute button and add L-Stn, CL X
      and CL Y. Press OK to return to the Custom Label Options Dialog.




                                       Figure 10 – Add Attributes Dialog


   6. Click on the Point Selection Button. Notice Auto interval points is selected. In this example the
      Auto Interval points is set to 100, so this will be our label spacing. Press Cancel to return to the
      Custom Label Options dialog.




                                     Figure 11 – Reporting Point Selection


   7. Press OK to return to the main screen. Your Plan window should appear as shown below.
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          Figure 12 – User Defined Labels at 100 m. Intervals

								
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