Label Plants in Revit Planting F/X with Tags

The Planting F/X Revit plant labeling tools use tags to ensure all your plants are documented correctly in Revit.

Label by Group

With our Group Label tool, you can easily label a group of plant symbols at once with a single callout.

 

Open the Group Label tool:

 

 

Planting F/X ribbon, Group flyout

 

 

 

Select a Land F/X Plant symbol. This starting symbol will be the plant that will be called out by your final tag.

 

 

 

Now select the plants you want this tag label to count by dragging a rectangle. First, click and hold down the mouse, then drag it over the symbols you want to include.

 

Plants to be included will highlight in blue. Don’t worry if other species highlight – they won’t be counted.

 

 

 

To complete the dragged rectangle, release your mouse button once you've drawn the rectangle around all the plants you want to label at this time.

Want to only label one plant? Drag a rectangle to only include that plant.

 

 

 

Click a point to place the label.

 

 

 

Once you've placed your planting label, it will connect to the first tree you selected and the best spot on the plant label tag.

Need to move this point? See the Moving a Placed Tag Label section below.

 

 

 

Label by Connecting Line

You can be even more clear about which plants apply to a group tag by using the Connecting Line label tool.

 

Open the Connecting Line tool:

 

 

Planting F/X ribbon, Connecting Line flyout

 

 

 

You’ll be prompted to Pick element to add line to. Select a plant you want to label. This plant will be the last plant in your connecting line, farthest from the label.

 

 

 

Continue selecting plants you’d like to include in the connecting line. A line will be drawn with each selection.

 

 

 

To stop the selection process, press the ESC key. You’ll be prompted to click a point for the label tag.

 

 

 

Click, and the tag will connect the last plant you selected with the best spot on the tag.

 

 

 

Add Plants to an Existing Connecting Line Tag Label

You can edit an existing Connecting Line Tag Label and add more plants.

 

 

 

Open the Connecting Line Label tool, then select an existing label.

 

 

 

You can now start clicking new plants to add to the label.

 

The plants will connect to the Connecting Line label.

Want to connect the plants in a different order? Select the Connecting Line you want to change, then use the grips to move them to different plant(s).

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Moving a Placed Tag Label

Select a label you want to move. To move the selected label, grab and drag the move point to the location of your choice.

 

If you need to move the plant symbol later, don’t worry – the label tag will move with it.

After labeling, don't forget to run Verify Labels to ensure everything is correct.

Label with a Photo Callout

Open the Photo Callout tool:

 

 

Planting F/X ribbon, Photo Callout flyout

 

 

 

Select a plant to label. A resizable window will pop up with an internet search of that plant’s botanical name. Select the photo you want to use in your callout.

 

 

When selecting a photo, it's a good idea to ensure that you have permission to use that photo. You can filter your images search by license type and availability for use.

Images sourced online can sometimes be formatted incorrectly. If the tool opens an Internet browser or crops the image incorrectly when you place it, the image is formatted incorrectly. In this case, try selecting another image.

 

 

 

Upon selecting an image, you’ll be prompted to place it. The selection point will be the bottom left corner. The image will auto-size and group. You can then move the photo and name label around.

Error Checking Your Labeling With Our Verify Labels Tool

After labeling a plan, you can use our Verify Labels tool to ensure you've labeled all your plants.

Troubleshooting

Issue: Error Permission was denied when attempting to create an images directory (folder) located at the current project file, when attempting to use the Photo Callout tool

 

Issue: Error: Your Land F/X Support ID does not match any on our server. Would you like to activate with a new one?

 

Issue: LandFX: Your license is invalid and this product has not been activated properly on this system

 

Issue: Your labels are showing incorrect quantities, or your Grop labels are showing no quantities at all

Last modified on Tuesday, 19 October 2021 10:23
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