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Adding a 3D Label

The 3D Label object is used to show a 3D viewpoint on the Plan view. They are useful when you want to call out aspects of the 3D design which would normally only be visible in the Perspective view.

To add a 3D label to the plan view:

1.   Click the Plan tab to switch to the Plan view.

2.   Click the Add 3D Label button that is found near the top of the screen under the Plan Detail tab.

3.   Draw the line that will connect the 3D image to the viewpoint by clicking the left mouse button to add points. Press the Backspace key to remove the last point added, and press the Esc key to cancel. If you would like to input the distance and angle manually, place at least one point and then press the Enter key.

4.   When finished drawing the label’s line, click the right mouse button to add the final point.

5.   Type the text you would like to display and then click the OK button.

6.   Click the Edit points button, found in the Properties, to enable point editing mode.

7.   Click the point that appears over the small camera image and move it to the desired location. While moving this viewpoint, notice the preview that appears in the 3D label.

8.   Adjust the camera angle, direction, and elevation as needed.

9.   When finished, click the Edit Points button again to disable point editing mode.

Note: The 3D label will only display the viewpoint when the label is selected, and it will be a low quality preview. However, the quality will be much higher when printing the Plan view or saving a screen shot.

The picture below illustrates a 3D label that has been added to a landscape design.

2D and 3D landscape design

Tips:

      Once the 3D label is added to your design it can be edited as needed. See Editing Points for more information.

      All plan detail objects can only be added and viewed in the Plan view, unlike other objects that are compatible with all views. See Adding Plan Detail for more information.

See also:

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