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3D Label Properties

The properties used to modify a 3D Label object are located to the right of the screen when your label is selected. These properties can either be adjusted right before adding the label to your landscape or after it has been added. Below is a description of each available property in the order that they appear in the software.

Options

Description

Shape

The Shape property determines the shape of the 3D image that is displayed at the end of the label. To change the image shape, click the Shape drop-down menu.

Arrow style

The Arrow style property determines what shape of arrow to use for the endpoint of the 3D label. To change the arrow shape, click the Arrow style drop-down menu.

Arrow size

The Arrow size property determines how large the endpoint arrow is. To change the size of the arrow, move the Arrow size slider or enter a value in the text field.

Width

The Width property determines the size of the 3D image from left to right. To change the width, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Height

The Height property determines the size of the 3D image from top to bottom. To change the height, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the 3D label’s camera from the ground. To change the camera elevation, move the Elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Direction

The Direction property determines the 3D label’s camera direction (left/right angle). To change the lateral direction of the camera, move the Direction slider or enter a value in the text field.

Angle

The Angle property determines the 3D label’s camera angle (up/down tilt). To change the vertical angle of the camera, move the Angle slider or enter a value in the text field.

Print Style

The Print Style property determines what type of effect is given to the 3D image. To change the 3D effect, click the Print Style drop-down menu. To view a preview of the 3D effect, click the Preview button.

Line Style

The Line Style… property determines the appearance of the 3D label’s line. To change the line style, click the Line Style… button and select the style you wish to use from the dialog that appears.

Preview

Click the Preview button to view the 3D image as it will appear when the Plan view is printed or saved as an image.

Edit points

Click the Edit points button to enable or disable point editing mode, which will allow you to modify the 3D label’s path. See Editing Points for details.

 

Text

Description

Text

The Text property determines what text will be displayed. To change the text, click the small button that appears to the right of the current text.

Font

The Font property determines style of lettering that the label will use. To change the font, click the drop-down menu and select the font of your choice. Any TrueType font that is installed on your computer can be used.

Style

The Style property determines whether the text style is italic, bold, bold and italic, or regular. To change the style, click the drop-down menu and select the style you wish to use.

Alignment

The Alignment property determines whether the label text is centered, aligned left, or aligned right. To change the alignment, click on the drop-down menu and select the text alignment you would like to use. Note that text alignment is only noticeable when there is more than one line of text.

Height

The Height property determines the size of each letter of text. For example, if the Height is set to four feet, then a capital letter will be approximately four feet from bottom to top. The height will vary slightly based on the Font. To change the text height, move the Height slider or enter a value in the text field.

Color

The Color property determines the color of the label text. To change the text color, click the small color swatch that displays the current color.

See also:

Adding a 3D Label
Adding Plan Detail
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Points
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects