Alignment Labels - Diving Deeper

Jason Porter

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A few weeks ago I posted the "Alignment Label - Station Offset with Elevations" blog and it's had a good reception .  However, there are those folks out there who are much smarter and craftier than I am.  One of these geniuses is my good friend, Tom Richardson.  He read my blog and took it a step further.  Using the same concepts from my blog he adds this:

Nice Blog, now take it a step further.

Use a Note label instead of an alignment label.

[Reference Text Object Alignment1] for Station and alignment name [Reference Text Object Profile1] for Elevation

[Reference Text Object Alignment2] for Station and alignment name [Reference Text Object Profile2] for Elevation

OR

[Reference Text Object Alignment1] for Station and Alignment Name
[Reference Text Object Profile1] for Elevation
[Reference Text Object Profile2] for Elevation

 This can be used to annotate pipe crossings in plan view. Alignment1 is the main utility alignment. Alignment2 is if you show both alignments on same sheet (small sites with w/ww on same sheet).

Profile1 follows the flowline, bottom, crown, centerline, or top of the main pipe.
Profile2 follows the flowline, bottom, crown, centerline, or top of the crossing pipe.

I set one up for each type of crossing:

STA 12+52.17 WW-A FL=652.48

STA 4+75.85 WL-B FL=657.76

OR

STA 12+52.17 WW-A

WW FL=652.48

WTR FL=657.76

Using a Note label allows you to copy the note to multiple locations and just reassign the associated alignment. If you use an alignment label, you have to create a label from scratch for each different alignment.

As always, thank you, Tom, for showing me something new.