Horizontal Offset, Vertical Offset - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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10.1(2014R1)

The horizontal or vertical distance of the label from the positioning point. This distance is applied when the software cannot find clear space in which to place the label. The value is measured in meters. If the software cannot find clear space, you may use the following absolute positioning modules to place the label:

  • Absolute XY Offset (DrawingAbsolute)

  • Clear Space Center Then Rotate (DrawingCenterThenRotate)

  • Absolute Position by 2D Curve (ISDwgAbsolutePositionByCurve2D)

  • Clear Space Position by 2D Curve (ISDwgPositionByCurve2D)

Select a horizontal and a vertical distance that you choose to indicate where you want the software to place the label with respect to the labeled point. Type the horizontal distance from the point in the Horizontal Offset box. Then type the vertical distance from the point in the Vertical Offset box.

For both the vertical and the horizontal distances, you can type positive or negative values. Type 0 if you want the software to place the label directly over the point.

If you specify a positive Horizontal Offset distance, the label moves right. If you specify a negative Horizontal Offset distance, the label moves left. Likewise, specifying a positive Vertical Offset distance moves the label up, while specifying a negative Vertical Offset distance moves the label down. The software takes the horizontal and vertical distances that you specify and places the label at that location, regardless of any model objects or annotations that the label overlaps.

The following graphic shows a label placed according to positive Vertical Offset and Horizontal Offset values.

1 - Horizontal Offset distance
2 - Vertical Offset distance

The Horizontal Offset and Vertical Offset properties are relative to the symbol origin of the label and not to the edge of the label that is closest to the point that you are labeling.

  • The software interprets both the vertical and horizontal offset distances as paper space units and not as model space units.

  • You must specify a positive, negative, or zero paper distance value.

  • To manually edit the .xml file, specify the distance that you want the horizontal and vertical distances offset. Enclose this value within the following .xml tags.

<hOffset>0.0</hOffset>
<vOffset>0.0</vOffset>