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Label object for slab tool
May 31, 2011
10:16 am
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i want to add a level dimension to some interior accent dropped ceiling. The current floor slab is 14'-0". The interior accent dropped ceiling is 10'-0". I understand that a label object needs to be downloaded through the library manager for the slab tool; but I'm having difficulty to locate this label object. Where can I find this ?

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May 31, 2011
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Lilian -

I don't know what you are referring to - downloading a label object through the library manager. Where did you see this mentioned?

You can add a level dimension using the special level dimension tool in the toolbox - it's not a label. It can be set to "gravitate" or pay attention to slabs, roofs or meshes to show the actual height for that element at a particular point in space.

For slabs, it will show the top height, which may not be what you want in the case of a dropped ceiling. If you want, you can use the level dimension tool to place a graphic marker, then edit the actual text to make it custom, and type in the desired value. Of course, it won't be linked to the slab, and won't update if you change the ceiling height, but it will look OK for your drawings.

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June 1, 2011
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i think i saw a label object in your library folder you sent me yesterday but haven't tried it but below is what I got from the archicad forum

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?printertopic=1&t=16495&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&vote=viewresult&sid=cf2e1d81519657587bca32b9125771da

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June 1, 2011
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It looks like you're getting good advice there. Just follow what they tell you - download the part from AC-Talk, use Library Manager to load the part (click the Add button and browse and find the file you downloaded), then go to the Label tool and set that part for use with Slabs, then finally - select the slab(s) and in their settings dialog click the Label Slab checkbox.

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