13. Close the utility by selecting the Exit button
2.3 AVEVA P&ID Project Administration Program
2.3.8 Label Types Configuration Category
The Label Types application pane is used to set up the default layers, colours, text height and other text options of types of labels.
The application pane is divided into two sections.
• Label Details Section
This section contains the following settings:
• Select either the Metric or Imperial Label Units button. Labelling units may be changed part way through a project; drawings will be automatically updated with the new units when they are reloaded (these buttons perform the same function as those on the Project pane).
• The Label Null Character field is used to choose the null character which is used during item labelling. During labelling, if data is not yet known, the null character, for example a question mark, may be put in its place. This may then be replaced with the "real" data at a later stage. If the null character is changed, the next time a drawing including the null character is loaded, the previous null character will be replaced with the new one.
• If text styles are not in use on the project (see below), the Label Font field is used to specify the font of all labels. The default font is ROMANS, a standard AutoCAD font, but any other available font may be entered. The label font may be changed part way through a project. Drawings will be automatically updated with the new font when they are reloaded.
• If text styles are to be used, check the Use Text Style checkbox. Select the default style in the Default Text Style field. Text styles are set up using the Text Styles pane. The
initial default will be the ROMANS style which is supplied with the product and does not need to be set up.
• If unlabelled nozzles are to result in a warning being displayed during synchronisation, the Nozzle Error-Balloon Placement checkbox must be checked.
• If unlabelled reducers are to result in an error being displayed during synchronisation, check the "Reducer Not Labelled' Error-Balloon Placement checkbox.
• If unlabelled ports on port valves are to result in an error being displayed during synchronisation, check the Port Error-Balloon Placement checkbox. Port valves are valves that have ports whose sizes are inherited from attached pipes or may be individually labelled with their sizes if they are connected to a process link.
• Label Types Grid Section
This section is used to set up the default layers, colours, text height and other text options of types of labels.
• The default justification and/or rotation of text can be overridden when a label is placed.
If the label type of a label is not in the list in this section, it will be placed on the current layer/level, in the default colour of that layer/level, with a text height of 2.5mm or 1/8".
• If a label is given a colour entry of 300 it will assume the colour of the owning item.
• This section consists of a grid that includes the following columns - Label Type, Drawing Layer, Text Height, Text Options and Description. The Label Type and Description are not editable. Edit the Drawing Layer name in the second field, the Text Height in the third field, and the colour of the layer in the fourth field. See below for details on setting up these options.
• The Text Options field is used to specify the justification of the label, and whether or not prompts will be received to specify text height and rotation when the label is inserted.
See below for details on setting up these options.
• If text styles are to be used, select text styles for labels from the list in the Text Style field, or leave set to the default style selected in the Default Text Style field (see above).
• Changing a Drawing Layer
If a Drawing Layer is to be changed, scroll to the row in question and double click. The following list of values selection box will then be displayed:
Choose the required value from the list and press Enter to save the selection.
• Entering a Colour Code
Scroll to the row in question. The colour box dialog button is displayed:
On selection of the button, the colour selection dialog box is displayed:
The Colour Code can be selected by the following three methods:
• Selection of one of the colours shown in the palette
• By double clicking the Assume Owner Colour hyperlink. Labels will automatically assume the colours of the owning items. When there is no owning item, they will be set to the default colour.
• By double-clicking on the Assume By Layer hyperlink. Labels will automatically assume the colours of the layers they are inserted into, as set on the Layers Sub-Set the Drawing Configuration Category.
• By manually entering the Colour Code field
Following selection, press OK. The selected colour code will then be displayed in the grid.
• Editing Text Options
Scroll to the row in question. The label options box dialog button is displayed:
The Label Options selection dialog box is then displayed:
Select the required options and press OK. The selected options will then be displayed in the grid as comma delimited text e.g. M, N, N. The first letter indicates the justification setting, the third letter the rotation setting. The second letter is an indicator related to a legacy setting that is no longer used.
If Y is entered in the Rotation field, the text rotation is specified by the user when labels of this type are inserted.