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In this exercise, you will use standard AutoCAD tools to control properties for both individual labels and group labels.

You can change the properties of:

  • an individual label object
  • a label object group

This exercise continues from Selecting and Moving Labels.

Examine label properties

This exercise uses Labels-2b.dwg with the modifications you made in the previous exercise.

  1. On the command line, enter LIST.
  2. On the West Street alignment, click a station label and a bearing over distance label. Press Enter.
    The AutoCAD Text Window appears, displaying the object type, label type, and layer of the selected label objects.

    • ALIGNMENT is the object type
    • STATION_LABEL indicates that it is a station label object
    • GROUP indicates that the label object is part of a label group
      AECC_ALIGNMENT_TANGENT_LABEL is not followed by GROUP because it is an individual object label.
  3. Close the AutoCAD Text Window.

Next, you will change the label style of an individual label object.

Change the style of a single label

  1. Click the curve label near station 0+040. Right-click. Click Properties.
  2. In the Properties palette, change the Curve Label Style to Curve Label Style >> Design Data .
  3. Press Esc to deselect the label.

Change the style of a group of labels

  1. Click station label 0+040.
    All station labels are highlighted, indicating that they are part of a label group.
  2. Right-click. Click Properties.
    Selecting Edit Alignment Labels from the context menu opens the Alignment Labels dialog box, where you can change the alignment label set.
  3. In the Properties palette, under Labeling, change the Major Station Label Style to Perpendicular With Tick .
  4. Press Esc.

Flip a label to the opposite side of the alignment

  1. Ctrl+click geometry point label PC: 0+018.54.
  2. In the Properties palette, examine the properties that are available. Under General, change the Flipped property to True. Close the Properties palette.
  3. Press Esc to deselect the labels.

Alignment labels with modified properties

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