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Editing Joist Labels - Possible without generating a drawing?

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#1 Joshua Weibling

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 11:52 AM

I'm encountering a problem with the automatic joist labels. The auto label is very busy in tighter corridors and  custom ceilings. The text is really busy and difficult to understand. Snippet below:


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I figure that I could resolve this by editing the labels directly or at minimum editing the spacing and format. I cannot find any setting allowing access besides generating a separate drawing in plain shapes. Doing so incurs a lot of busy work reformatting the text already existing. additionally, structure members have to be redrawn. Snippet below:


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The framing schedules out of box also do not offer a direct solution. The trades in my area do not work off of such tables. Additionally, I don't see an option to label some and table represent others.


Has anyone encountered this form of issue and developed a solution?

#2 Bill Wimberley

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Posted 19 October 2021 - 12:18 PM

Instead of Ceiling Framing Labels I use Ceiling Framing Id's and a Framing Schedule.


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