Annotating lines

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Annotating lines

Postby Yahooty » Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Can I choose the ends of a particular line rather than just picking the line?
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Re: Annotating lines

Postby Dent Cermak » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:35 pm

Why?? "Ends"? That's plural. Are you saying that you want to select a line and then pick BOTH end points of the line for the annotation? Again, why??. The annotation routine collects the information for the label from the total line segment. I know that you can toggle on "end point" and get a double selection box and pick the end point of a line and it will label the line. But again, why?
When you select AutoAnnotate all you have to do is to pick ANY PONT on a line, polyline or arc and it will label the feature. One pick vs two?
Evidently I am not understanding what you are trying to do, but it sounds like you are creating problems instead of solving them. Please clarify what you are trying to do.
But then you can also use the "distance" command and pick both ends of a line and get the distance and azimuth /bearing of a line that way. It just won't label the feature for you. Or use the "list" command. That will not label the line either. You want labels, follow the prompts under AutoAnnotate and do it the Carlson way.
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Re: Annotating lines

Postby Yahooty » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:46 am

Thanks for your reply. I'm using the program to draw maps, analyze data, etc. Sometimes it helps me to be able to pick each end of a line when annotating. For instance, I might pick one point at one end and multiple points at the other. Just my way of working through problems. We also do quite a bit of cadastral work. Often times a line may have a bearing for several miles and I want to show intermediate distances along it.

I guess another way to word my question would be to ask, "how do I annotate between points?"
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Re: Annotating lines

Postby tstrickland » Sat Dec 27, 2014 2:20 pm

From the annotate pulldown:
angle/distance > (then whatever units you annotate, I use bearing_distance or distance_bearing)
prompt is Size/Points/ <Select Line or Polyline>
Type P for points
prompt is Linework/ <Pick 1st point or enter point numbers>
Then pick your two points, or type in the point numbers that you want to annotate.
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Re: Annotating lines

Postby Yahooty » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:37 pm

Thanks Terry
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