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  • #17171

    Tomáš
    Participant

    Hello Avenza,

    it would be cool if you could add an option to set dimensions for shapes being drawed around text in Text Utilities. Or add an option to set minimum width/height to the buffer settings. For example I would like to create a box of 30×30 mm around each text no matter how long the text is.

    #17189

    Andrea
    Moderator

    Hi Tomáš,

    Thank you for your post! Currently, the “Draw shape around text” action in Text Utilities only allows for the ability to create a shape buffered around the text based on a set distance. In this case, the shape is dynamic and will change based on the size and length of your text. If you want the ability to set the dimensions for a static shape that will be used no matter the size or length of your text, I can go ahead and file a feature request for this. In order to expedite the consideration of implementing this feature, it would help to have a use case explaining how this feature would be utilized and why it would be beneficial to your workflow. When you have the time, please contact us with your use case via the Support Centre form (help.avenza.com > Contact Us) and I will add it to the feature request ticket. If you would like to have your contact details on the request so you are notified when this feature is implemented, please let us know in your use case email.

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    All the best,

    Andrea
    Applications Specialist
    Avenza Systems Inc.

    • This reply was modified 4 months, 1 week ago by  Andrea.
    #17191

    Tomáš
    Participant

    Hi Andrea,

    thanks for a quick reply. I was thinking this option would make another easy way for creating simple and highly customizable road number shields. I’m trying to recreate this and the only way is to generate labels in LabelPro, create Text points out of them, assign symbols to the generated points. Works, but then the shields and numbers are not grouped (I got hundreds of them in my map). This feature request has come to my mind only after the latest update, where there is ability to draw the shape use Illy’s graphic style (thanks for that!). Making the shapes fixed size AND grouped with the text are the key attributes here.

    With regards

    Tomas.

    #17210

    Andrea
    Moderator

    Hi Tomas,

    Thank you for presenting your use case! I will create a feature request to implement the ability to set fixed dimensions for a shape and also to allow the option to automatically group shapes with corresponding text. If you have any further information you want to add or any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly via the Support Centre form at help.avenza.com > Contact Us (Get Help).

    Please let me know if you have any questions!

    All the best,
    Andrea
    Applications Specialist
    Avenza Systems Inc.

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