Monday, November 03, 2008

Parcel Segment Description

I was working on some VBA stuff and stumbled across that Parcel Segments have a description value. I checked the parcel labels and didn't see an option for adding a description to the label. Thinking that couldn't be correct I went to a different label that had a description label component and copied it and pasted it into the parcel line label. The text for the Description is <[Description(CP)]> and it showed up in the label. The label preview won't show the value, but it does show up in the added label.

I think of some uses for this such as adding other bearing and distance information to the parcel segment without editing text of the actual label. I would think selecting the parcel segment and typing the information in the Description spot in the Properties window would be easier than editing all of the labels.


I haven't actually tested how robust the modification is, but I did open and close the drawing and the change persisted.

In the upper right corner of the page is a link to a Sheet Set Manager Program that will renumber the sheets in a sheet set or help manage the total number of sheets in a sheet set with Custom Sheet Set Property with a push of a button. While not free, it is rather inexpensive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Excellent post. We often have property surveys with two systems list. You have a nice easy workaround for us without using multiple labels or text entities.

John Mayo


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