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Label selection.

ArchiMind
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Hello everyone,

 

During my late extensive work with labels, I noticed that there are 2 selection types. One that is more focused on the text frame and its content, and one where you manipulate the geometry of the label as a whole.

 

My question is, is there a way to quickly select multiple labels that would enable manipulation of the text frame? (type 01 selection, where there are no nods inside of the label leader)

The reason why I need this is to have the ability to select quickly multiple  labels and then use align command only on the text box,

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Cheers

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Gerry Leonor
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yes, i too do this all the time & get a little annoyed that i have to manually select the label text box before i do the align command. neither Partial or Entire Element Selection Method will work on just the text box.

it's a shame it's not like the Dimension Tool text box where you can select them independently of the Dimension line.

Unless i'm missing something i'd like this turned into a wish.

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Gerry Leonor
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yes, i too do this all the time & get a little annoyed that i have to manually select the label text box before i do the align command. neither Partial or Entire Element Selection Method will work on just the text box.

it's a shame it's not like the Dimension Tool text box where you can select them independently of the Dimension line.

Unless i'm missing something i'd like this turned into a wish.

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@Gerry Leonor wrote:

it's a shame it's not like the Dimension Tool text box where you can select them independently of the Dimension line.


It is exactly like dimension text.

You just select the bounding box of the label text (or where the bounding box would be if it was showing) - not the label pointer line.

This will highlight the entire label, but only the text will have hotspots and only the text will move when you use the align tool.

 

There is no quick way to select just the text (that I know of).

They have to be manually selected.

 

Barry.

 

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i know -- you can select multiple Dimension Text Boxes using a Selection Box but that same method doesn't apply to the Label Dimension Text Box.

 

perhaps i should've added "multiple" in there.

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@Gerry Leonor wrote:

i know -- you can select multiple Dimension Text Boxes using a Selection Box but that same method doesn't apply to the Label Dimension Text Box.


I think I may have forgotten something. 😳

How do you select multiple texts in a dimension without manually selecting each one?

 

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Gerry Leonor
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Just using a simple Selection Box -- the Entire Elements Method

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make sure to encapsulate just the Text Boxes & not the entire Dimension String.

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Ahh, I get it now, thanks.

I was selecting over the dimension nodes as well.

The partial selection method also works, so long as you don't include a dimension node.

 

I think it is different for labels, maybe because the pointer line is linked to the text.

Move the text and the pointer line adjusts as well.

As I mentioned before select the label text and the line highlights as well (although it has no hotspots) - so they are completely linked together.

Not so with dimensions.

With dimensions you can select/move the text without selecting/moving the dimension line.

At least that is my theory.

 

It would be nice if you could select just the label text.

 

Feel free to make a wish in the Wishes forum (in Get Started) so you can earn the likes.

Otherwise if I remember later on and you haven't done it, I will make one.

 

Barry.

 

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Gerry Leonor
Advisor

I'll let OP do that, unless they decide not to.

 

also, oddly enough:

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you can still select just the Text Box for the Dimension Line minus the Leader Line.

i guess it isn't really a "Label" per se, but still kinda weird that you've got the selection method working in a lower functional hierarchy of a tool, but not in present in the Label tool itself.

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ArchiMind
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It doesn't really matter who makes the wish, more importantly, is when the implementation occurs :D. I will make it later, after working hours.

 

Cheers

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Here is the link to the wish ...

 

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Wishes-forum/Label-text-selection/m-p/365250/highlight/true#M218...

 

Barry,

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