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Window size labels for stacked windows

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When I place multiple windows stack vertically (like a transom window), the only label that shows on the 2D floor plan is the last window added. Is their as easy way to display the sizes of all the windows other than adding them manually as text? 

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With the windows and door label layers checked "on" stacked door and transom or a window and a transom above the labels start out on top of each other. So all you need to do is to left-click-select a window or door with transom and if you are zoomed in close you will see a tiny dot which is the selected door or window's label. Once selected just drag the label out a little bit to reveal the other stacked object's label in plan view.

 

DJP

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7 minutes ago, DavidJPotter said:

you will see a tiny dot

 

Don't believe Home Designer has that ability.

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I am using Home Designer 2020, and I do not appear to be able to move an opening label as you indicate. I can see that the lower window label is "under" the visible label, but I can't move either.

 

BUT: I did notice that I could open the window dialog, go to the Label panel, and select "specify label", which will default to the size label. I just entered 2 black lines , which moved the label to a visible area under the lower window size. I can also add a note such as (transom) after the size label.

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10 hours ago, becForest said:

I am using Home Designer 2020, and I do not appear to be able to move an opening label as you indicate. I can see that the lower window label is "under" the visible label, but I can't move either.

 

BUT: I did notice that I could open the window dialog, go to the Label panel, and select "specify label", which will default to the size label. I just entered 2 black lines , which moved the label to a visible area under the lower window size. I can also add a note such as (transom) after the size label.

My apologies, I was speaking about an ability that exists only in Chief Architect Premier (I assumed it worked the same in Home Designer - it does not), so in the case of stacked windows and doors with transom windows above them one would then have to manually place the unseen window/door labels

 

DJP

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You don't even need to put in black lines. Just hit the "enter" key a couple of times and it will add spaces to move the call size

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55 minutes ago, Rookie65 said:

You don't even need to put in black lines. Just hit the "enter" key a couple of times and it will add spaces to move the call size

I would like to understand exactly what you are saying here please.

 

DJP

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6 minutes ago, DavidJPotter said:

I would like to understand

 

You can add blank lines before and after the label text to adjust its position.

 

I'm sure "black lines" was a misspelling and should have been "blank lines".

 

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The original poster said they used black lines, so I was following what he said.

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