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Customize Pipe Labels

As with other callouts in our software, our Imperial mainline and lateral pipe labels are highly customizable. To give these labels the appearance you want, you can open the label source block files and make the necessary changes.

Metric pipe labels are not customizable through their source files at this time.

Pipe Label Customization: Overview

Our Imperial pipe labels consist of three parts:

  • A lasso, which functions like the leader and arrow in our other callouts
  • A number
  • A unit marker (such as " to indicate inches)

We offer a global selection for whether your pipe labels have a lasso, an option that's available in the Irrigation Preferences.

Lasso or No Lasso

You can decide whether you want your labels to include a lasso that points to the pipe. This feature is available from the Irrigation Preferences.

 

If you want your pipe labels to have a lasso, check the Pipe callout lasso box under Pipe Size Options in the Irrigation Preferences.

 

 

 

If you select this option, pipe labels you place in the future will have a lasso, as pictured to the left.

 

 

 

If you do not want your pipe labels to have a lasso, leave the Pipe callout lasso box unchecked.

 

 

 

If you select this option, pipe labels you place in the future will not have a lasso, as pictured to the left.

Background Mask or No Background Mask

You can decide whether you want your labels to include a lasso that points to the pipe. This feature is available from the Irrigation Preferences.

 

If you want your pipe labels to have a background mask, check the Pipe callout mask box under Pipe Size Options in the Irrigation Preferences.

 

This option gives your pipe labels extra legibility when placed within ojects such as hatches.

 

 

 

If you select this option, pipe labels you place in the future will have a background mask, as pictured to the left.

 

 

 

If you do not want your pipe labels to have background masks, leave the Pipe callout mask box unchecked.

 

 

 

If you select this option, pipe labels you place in the future will not have a background mask.

Editing Pipe Label Source Block Files (Numbers, Unit Markers, and Background Masks)

You can edit the source block files for our default pipe label styles as you would any other callout.

 

These source block files are located in the folder LandFX\Blocks\Graphics\Irrigation\Callouts. Pipe label source block files are named in the following way:

  • Mainline pipe labels (Imperial): These files will have the prefix LAFX-MAIN- in their names.
  • Lateral line pipe labels (Imperial): These files will have the prefix LAFX-PIPE- in their names.

Some users may be tempted to explode pipe labels they've placed in a drawing and then edit the text manually. We do not recommend editing your pipe labels in this way.

 

 

 

Within the pipe label source block files, you can make several edits to the appearance of the labels including:

  • Font
  • Lineweight
  • Color
  • Formatting of fractions (for example, you may prefer fractions with a horizontal fraction bar rather than a forward slash)
  • Adding a background mask Instructions >

 

 

Saving Your Changes

Once you've made the adjustments you want, save the file under the same name, in the same folder location. As with other callout blocks you customize, we also recommend making a backup copy and saving it in your CAD Standards folder.

Our software is engineered to only source a single pipe label source block file at a time for each of the two pipe categories (mainline and lateral). For your pipe labels to come in properly, these files must be saved within the folder LandFX\Blocks\Graphics\Irrigation\Callouts, with the exact filename prefixes shown above.

 

 

Reverting to the Original Pipe Label Styles

If you ever want to revert to the default label styles, simply delete your edited source block files from the folder LandFX\Blocks\Graphics\Irrigation\Callouts (making sure you've made backup copies in case you'd like to use your edited label styles in the future).

 

Our block files are cloud based and downloadable on demand. Therefore, the next time you label or size a pipe, our default pipe label source block files will download automatically to the folder LandFX\Blocks\Graphics\Irrigation\Callouts, and your pipe labels will come in with the default styles.

Last modified on Friday, 16 November 2018 10:13
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