Updating Plant Label Quantities/Plant Counts
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Updating Plant Label Quantities/Plant Counts

Issue

You made changes to a planting plan by adding, removing, or placing plants after you've already placed your plant labels. You now need to update your plant labels to reflect the revised plant counts.

 

Here's an example of a planting plan where the labels have been placed.

 

Labeled planting plan

 

Now let's say we've made changes to the plan shown above by adding or deleting plants, replacing plants, and/or using the Mimic Plant tool.

 

Changes made to plants in plan

 

In the revised plan pictured above, three of the original plants have been replaced by plants of a different variety. As a result, the label pointing to this group of plants is now inaccurate, and we'll need to update the plant labels to reflect the new plant counts.

 

Solution

If you've missed a plant, or you've added a plant to a section that you want to be picked up by an existing group label, here's what to do:

  1. Select our Label by Group tool.
  2. Click the head (text) of the leader you wish to update.
  3. Look at the Command line, and you'll see a few options. At this point, you just need to draw a window (or polygon) around the selection of plants you wish to be a part of that existing label.
  4. Right-click or press Enter, and the label should update.

Still having trouble after giving those steps a try? Send us a technical support ticket letting us know.

 

 

 

Step 1: Correct the Plant Counts in the Labels

 

First, locate the unlabeled plants in your revised drawing by selecting our Verify Labels tool from the F/X Planting ribbon.

F/X Planting label, Verify Labels button

 

 

 

All unlabeled plants are circled in cyan

You'll see a message that all unlabeled plants are circled in cyan.

 

 

 

The plant labels throughout your drawing will be revised to reflect the new plant counts, and all unlabeled plants will be circled in cyan, as pictured below.

 

Plant labels revised to reflect new plant counts and all unlabeled plants circled in cyan

 

 

 

Step 2: Adjust Connecting Lines, Connecting Arcs, and/or Group Leaders

The plant counts in your labels should now be correct – for the plants of the variety that is meant to be identified by each label. However, you'll notice that labels identifying multiple plants will still be pointing incorrectly to any plants you've changed or replaced. This will be the case for plants labeled:

 

Adjust Connecting Lines or Arcs

In our example, the plant label with the corrected quantity is still pointing to the three plants we've changed in addition to the correct plants. (In this example, the plants are labeled By Connecting Line.)

 

Connecting Line plant label with corrected quantity still pointing to three changed plants as well as correct plants

 

As a result, we need to adjust the connecting lines so our plants are labeled correctly. To do so, select the polyline or arc connecting the plants.

 

Select polyline connecting plants

 

Hover the cursor over the pick point in the center of one of the plants you've changed. Select Remove Vertex from the menu that opens.

 

Remove Vertex menu option

 

 

The Connecting Line will no longer be pointing to the plant.

 

Connecting line no longer pointing to plant

 

Convert Connecting Lines to Arcs, or Arcs to Lines

To avoid confusion in your labeling, you may need to convert a Connecting Line to a Connecting Arc to bypass one of the revised plants.

 

To convert a Connecting Line to a Connecting Arc, hover over the same pick point again and select Convert to Arc from the menu that opens.

 

Convert to Arc menu option

 

If you're attempting to convert a Connecting Arc to a Connecting Line, you'll instead see a Convert to Line option on this menu. Select this option to turn the arc into a line.

 

COnvert to Line menu option

 

 

If converting a line into an arc, position the arc midpoint where you want it.

 

Position the arc midpoint where you want it

 

Continue to move and remove connecting lines and arcs as needed until the label is pointing to only the correct plants.

 

Label now pointing to only correct plants

 

 

Adjust Label By Group Leaders

To correct the labeling of plants you've labeled By Group, hover on the trunk of each plant that is labeled incorrectly and select Remove Leader from the menu that opens.

 

Select and delete leaders now pointing to incorrect plants

 

After you've removed the leader from each incorrectly labeled plant, the label will now only have leaders pointing to the correct plants.

 

Label now only has leaders pointing to correct plants

 

Step 3: Re-Label All Unlabeled Plants

You can now re-label all unlabeled plants in your drawing.

 

 

Step 4 (Optional): Move and Clean Up Labels As Needed

If you need to move and clean up labels at all, use our Label by Group tool to reposition the labels.

 

F/X Planting ribbon, Group flyout

 

With this tool active, click on any existing label, then right-click. You can now move the label to the location of your choice.

Last modified on Aug 03, 2022

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