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label opaque fill options


I'd really like fill options for labels/text other than opaque and transparent. Ideally % fills would be good. At times I like placing a label/note over top of drawn content and would like a hint of that content behind the note. I do this manually with fills but changes can be time consuming.



Lee Hankins

Absolutely, this would be great.

Lee Hankins
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Barry Kelly

That is actually not a bad idea.

As it is, adding a 'background' fill (or empty fill) to the text, we can only control the background pen colour.

We have no choice in the type of fill being added.

All it would need is the ability to change the fill type so we can use % fills or any other fill.

Just like we can in section/elevation/door/window/markers.

Add an option for the foreground pen and we will be set.


Otherwise add an opacity slider for the background pen like we can do for the trace & reference.



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Minh Nguyen
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Hi All,


Thank you very much for sharing this great idea!


I'm glad to say that this is an existing wish in our Wish list database.
(For future reference, you can refer to it as IDEA-624), Hopefully, our Product Management team will adopt this one in the future.


Thank you all once more, and I wish you a great day!


Best regards,

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer

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