Minimum 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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Reference Data
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12.1(2019)

Defines the minimum distance from a connection point that you can place a label.The Minimum Offset property performs different actions depending on the positioning module that you use. You must specify a non-negative paper value.

The following positioning modules use the Minimum Offset property:

  • Clear Space Radial (DrawingRadial)

  • Clear Space Grid Horizontal (DrawingGridLblHoriz)

  • Clear Space Grid Vertical (DrawingGridLblVert)

  • Clear Space End of Linear Object (DwgLblEndOfSegmentPos)

  • Clear Space Position by 2D Curve at Margin (ISDwgPositionByCurve2DAtMargin)

  • Clear Space Position Marine Grid Label at Margin (SMDwgPositionGridLblMarginOnly)

  • Clear Space Radial (DrawingRadial)

    When you place labels using radial positioning, use Minimum Offset to specify the minimum radial distance from the connection point to the center of the label.

    The following image depicts the Minimum and Maximum Offsets when used with the Clear Space Radial (DrawingRadial) positioning module. Each point represents a possible label placement.

1 - Minimum Offset

  • Clear Space Grid Horizontal (DrawingGridLblHoriz)

  • Clear Space Grid Vertical (DrawingGridLblVert)

    If you place the label within the view, use Minimum Offset with the above modules to place grid labels.

    The following graphic illustrates a grid label placed within the view when the Minimum Offset has been specified using the gridline positioning modules. Because an equipment object blocks the end of the labeled gridline, the software has moved the label up to find clear space using the Maximum Offset. The lower grid label is not blocked and is placed using the Minimum Offset. For more information about Maximum Offset, see Maximum Offset.

1 - Maximum Offset in X direction
2 - Maximum Offset in Y direction
3 - Minimum Offset

  • Clear Space End of Linear Object (DwgLblEndOfSegmentPos)

    Using this module, the software attempts to place the label in line with a straight feature, such as a pipe, a cable, or an HVAC duct. The software begins at the Minimum Offset distance from the terminating end of the feature and then continues out, alternating between either end of the feature. In this way, the module looks for clear space within which to place the label. The software continues on until reaching the specified Maximum Offset distance. If no clear space is found in line with the feature, then the module returns to the specified Minimum Offset distance from the end of the feature. The module then steps out perpendicularly until reaching the specified Maximum Offset distance, still alternating between either end of the feature. For more information about Maximum Offset, see Maximum Offset.

The following graphic demonstrates the method used by the Clear Space End of Linear Object (DwgLblEndOfSegmentPos) module to find clear space in which to place the label.

1 - Minimum Offset
2 - Maximum Offset in the X direction
3 - Maximum Offset in the Y direction

  • The software interprets the Minimum Offset distance that you specify as paper space units and not as model space units.

  • You must specify the distance as a non-negative paper value.

  • To manually edit the .xml, specify the minimum distance at which you want the label placed. Enclose this value within the following .xml tags.

<minOffset>0.01</minOffset>

The Minimum Offset property cannot be used with gridline labels placed within the margin. These labels are placed at a fixed distance from the edge of the view. This distance is specified by the Perimeter Offset property. For more information, see Perimeter Offset (perimeterOffset).