In more than one occasion we have seen customer’s attempt to display some form of line markers representing Right-of-Way or End-of-Pavements or simply any type of a marker that would follow the corridor in Section View. It’s not secret that the labels acting as ROW or EOP markers can be attached to any surface and can follow any horizontal alignment. Also, The ROW or EOP lines and labels are completely separate so rebuilding the corridor should update them with no problem. Assuming that we have all data necessary for this multi-step task of creating Vertical Markers I am going to split the workflow in 3 different linked posts. In each one of them you may refresh some available settings in Label Style Composer, revisit Code Set Styles and displaying objects in Section View. Once all steps are completed your final result should look like this.
So let’s start with phase1 after the jump.
To quickly review what we need in order to get these results I created a list of pre-requisites necessary to continue:
- A horizontal alignment and its profile.
- Left/Right or offset alignment which defines the horizontal location of where the ROW or EOP lines are.
- A surface to determine at what elevation to place the ROW/EOP lines at in the section views.
- Assembly which contains ROW or EOP markers (we’ll do this in our next post)
The first part is to set up ROW or EOP label and marker. I will just go ahead and create them for EOP but the procedure for ROW is identical. We first need to create new Code Set Styles for EOP and ROW so that we can display our work.
1. In Settings tab, expand Multipurpose Styles, right-click on Code Set Styles, choose New
2. In the next dialog box Change the name of the Code Set Style into EOP and click Codes tab
3. Add new point Code and call it EOP, Create New marker and call it EOP and select the marker shape
4. Click on <none> to set the label and create a label with three components (Top Line, Text and Bottom Line)
5. In Label Style Composer go to Information Tab and name the Label as EOP and then go to layout tab
6. Click on the icon next to the component name to add following:
These are the components:
Bottom Line (line object). This line will use Start point anchor component of <feature>, and will use Label Location as start point anchor point because we want to Bottom line to go from assemblies' edges to the Label:
· Name: Bottom Line
· Start point anchor component: <feature>
· Start point anchor point: Label Location
· Length: 0.35
· Angle: 90
EOP Text (text object). This text will anchor to the Bottom Line component and will use anchor point End.
· Name: EOP Text
· Anchor Component: Bottom Line
· Anchor Point: End
Contents (make sure you type these letters below each because this is how you want them to show up):
· Text Height: 0.03”
· Rotation Angle: 270
· Attachment: Bottom Center
Top Line (line object). This component will anchor to the EOP text component and Top Center for point, so it will continue drawing from bottom line, over EOP text:
· Name: Top Line
· Start point anchor component: EOP Text
· Start point anchor point: Top Center
· Length: 0.35
· Angle: 90
7. Click OK to dismiss all dialogs
To create ROW Object, repeat all these steps for ROW.
This concludes the creation of EOP Label and EOP Marker. Next topic will be Setting up the assembly.