Friday, March 12, 2010

Moving or Editing Redline Text

I know it’s been quite a while since I last posted anything, but I guess it’s kind-of a good sign that things are going well and I’m busy!

I haven’t seen this one documented much and it’s definitely not in the courseware that we use to teach Navisworks.  If you want to Move or Edit any Redline text you place in a Viewpoint, right-click on the text and you will now have the option to Move or Edit the text.

When you go to Move the text, it doesn’t work like a “traditional” move command you would use in AutoCAD or Revit.  When you hit Move, your curser will change to a little target and then you pick a new point for the text.  Once you pick the point, the text will now move to that location.  There’s no picking base points or anything, just pick a new location for the text. 

And, you don’t have to be in the Redline Text tool to move or edit the text, you can right-click when you are in the selection mode or even a navigation mode!


  1. this comment never works! how come you select it by right clicking on it?!

  2. Right-clicking is just how it works as redlines aren't really geometry pieces. A left click selection only works on actual geometry. I can't really say why it's not working for you. If you can't do it while in a selection mode, then try when you are using the redline text tool.