Plant Labels Disappear After Running Verify Labels or Editing a Plant in the Plant Manager
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Plant Labels Disappear After Running Verify Labels or Editing a Plant in the Plant Manager


Your plant labels disappeared after you either ran our Verify Labels tool or edited a plant in the Plant Manager.


You may have also received a prompt to update all labels. 


The labels were originally visible, but they became invisible when you either ran Verify Labels or edited the plant.



This issue is likely occuring because:

  • You copied labels from one plant to another, or
  • Corruption in your drawing (typically from rogue Proxy Objects or registered applications) has cleared your labels of their associated plant data.



Step 1: Check for copied labels.

Label one of your plants to see whether the label and text show up.


Did the label show up, including the text? 

  • No: You most likely have corruption in your drawing. Move on to Step 2.
  • Yes: The labels have likely been copied from plant to plant. To correct the issue, you'll need to relabel your plants. In the future, avoid copying labels between plants. 

Need to copy plants and their labels into another part of your drawing? (For example, you may need to show variations of the same design to provide a client with options.) If so, you can copy your plants and labels safely using the COPY and PASTE commands. For details, see our Planting Plan Variations Power Tip.

Still having issues with, or not seeing, your labels? Move on to step 2.


Step 2: Address drawing corruption.

1. Follow our steps to clean the drawing and all Xrefs.


2. Label your plan again.

Unfortunately, there is no way to automatically reassociate labels with plants. That capcbility would involve the system automatically assuming which symbols a label was supposed to call out, which is impossible when it comes to group labeled plants.

Relabeling may seem daunting, but our tools make it extremely fast – even in a large drawing. This can be especially true if you have a previous PDF of the plan to reference on how you labeled it before.

Prevent this issue in the future

To prevent issues like this one in future drawings, always clean your Xrefs or follow proper copying procedures.

Last modified on Apr 24, 2018


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