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    Adding Selectable Text to a Family

    I want to add a simple text to a family which is activated by a checkbox in the family properties. So, if I select the checkbox the letter or text appears by the equipment. Then I want to be able to move that text once the family is inserted into my floorplan to keep it visible. What is the best way to tackle this?

    Thanks!!

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    This is why we have tags....
    You would have to use something like model text for it to appear....then it gets complicated about moving it depending on how you want it to move.

    Tags can be moved anywhere, and they have leaders...

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    I thought about that, but how do you determine what tag is associated with that family?

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    Tags are based on the family category and you can have multiple tags for any given category. Under the annotation >tag menu you can assign which tag is the default for each category, but any of them can be changed after being placed. If you use the tag all tool you can select which tag is used at that time.

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    I think I got it all figured out - the only thing that is left is how do I set that tag to have a transparent background so it isn't overriding the family? Thanks for your help...

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    Edit the label type in the tag family and change the background (under graphics) to transparent.

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