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    Annotation Family leader

    When my annotation tag has multiple lines the leader centers in the block of text like so: Annotation Family leader-leader.png
    The red line shows where I want the leader.
    Here is what the properties box shows in the family editor: Annotation Family leader-parameters.png

    What am I doing wrong?

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    Nothing. Leaders start at the midpoint of the family extents. Create a couple of invisible lines in your family equally spaced above and below the midpoint of the top line and you should be good to go. I have mine set to a formula that changes the distance between them based on the number of lines of text.
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    Greg, thank you! The formula works like a charm.Annotation Family leader-fixed.png

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    Works really well
    Never though of doing that formula wise!

    Our default one has some interesting behavioural problems:
    If your Text gets deeper than the extent of the Invisible Lines in the family, and then the leader can't snap to a horizontal line
    If we adjust the Invisible lines to much, the Move/Stretch Point also moves down out of sight too
    Last edited by d.stairmand; April 30th, 2016 at 09:38 AM.

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