Show Line Direction Command

D_ShowLineDirection_600ppi   Show Line Direction

Command Licensing and Default Menu Location

  • The Show Line Direction command is part of the RPS Core Tools Toolbox
  • The command is located on the Tool Shed macros menu ribbon
  • The command is located in the Core menu group

Command Description

Provides the ability to display the direction of a selected line. The tool establishes the type, colors and size of the direction indicators and whether they are static or dynamic in nature. The Show Direction setup is then used by other TML commands including Nudge, Place Aligned Blocks etc. where knowing the line direction is important to determine Left or Right offsets or location.

Video Demonstration

The following video shows how to utilize the Show Line Direction command

Last Updated: August 2nd 2022

Added all of the Show Direction Settings to RPS Settings so that this control can be used within any command where Show Direction of selected line(s) is enabled and the settings can be accessed via RPS Settings.

Added Command Tips to the command dialog

Command Interface Description

The Show Line Direction command dialog looks as follows

Select line:
Select the line on which you wish to show the line direction indicators

Reverse line button:
If you wish to reverse the lines direction click this button.

Flag start / end:
Check the check boxes for Flag start and Flag end if you wish to show a flag indicator at the start and end of the line. These can be useful to determine the extents of the selected line. You can also choose the color for the start and end flags.

Flag size:
To increase / Decrease the size of the flags slide the Flag size slide bar to the right or left from its current position.

Arrow location:
You can select whether the direction arrows are static (Segments) or moving. If you select Moving, you can set or change the refresh speed using the slide bar. We typically recommend the static mode for this tool.

Arrow color:
The direction arrows are displayed as an arrow in plan view and a cone in 3D view. The arrows / cones are split color Left and Right. Here you can set the colors for the Left and Right side of the arrow using the pull down color selectors.

Arrow transparency:
The direction arrows can be opaque or transparent. set or change the arrow transparency here using the slide bar.

Arrow scaling:
The direction arrows will scale based on your current view position. As you zoom in the arrows will get smaller and as you zoom out they will get larger. You can set the base scale here using the slide bars. You can set a different base behavior for the Plan and 3D views.

Command Tips

The command Tips pane shows you how to access Help for the command (this web page).

While the focus is in the command, press “R” to rescale the size of the direction arrows to your current zoom level.

Header Commands

  • RPS Help
  • RPS Settings
  • Takeoff Lines
  • Smart Edit
  • Adjust Linestring Elevation

Executes the command, saves your Show Line Direction settings for use in other TMLs and closes on completion

Closes the command without further execution.

Use Case Videos

Watch the TML - Nudge Command or TML - Place Aligned Blocks videos for in context use of the Show Line Direction command.

Feedback and Enhancement Requests

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