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    Tag line's "connection point"

    Hi,

    Doe anyone know how to set the tag line's connection point, or at least what is the point where it connects, so that one wouldn't have to guess and would be sure that it is always in the right place?

    Images attached. I'd like to have the line to start from the underlined tag-information and thought it was the reference planes that were the place for it, but right now it seems to be some distance above that point and I can't figure out what determines it. More of a minor annoyance than something huge, but would make creation of tags easier if a certain look is wanted.

    The dream would be to have it at the crossing of the reference planes, if such a thing is possible to modify in such a way.
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    That's a long-time Wish List item.
    Vote here to bump it up on Autodesk's priority list.
    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit.../idi-p/7438315

    Currently, the Leader always attaches to the center of the family's bounding box.
    In other words, if you drew a box around everything in the family, the Leader would attach to the center of one of that box's 4 sides.
    The only way you can cheat the current system is to make sure those centers are where you want them.
    You can do that by drawing invisible Lines. In your case, draw a horizontal invisible line the same distance below the Label as the text extends above.
    You may have to experiment a bit.

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the quick answer. I will certainly throw in my vote for this.

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    Thank's Dave, I'll put my vote on this, Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    That's a long-time Wish List item.
    Vote here to bump it up on Autodesk's priority list.
    https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/revit.../idi-p/7438315

    Currently, the Leader always attaches to the center of the family's bounding box.
    In other words, if you drew a box around everything in the family, the Leader would attach to the center of one of that box's 4 sides.
    The only way you can cheat the current system is to make sure those centers are where you want them.
    You can do that by drawing invisible Lines. In your case, draw a horizontal invisible line the same distance below the Label as the text extends above.
    You may have to experiment a bit.
    Hi Dave, I have a problem and my search online led to this thread and another one on Autodesk. My problem is the converse of this subject, focusing on where the leader connects to the host. I have a huge gap. Wondering if you could shed some light?

    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by koolair View Post
    I don't know what happened but when I upgraded my pipe accessory and tag to 2019, the tag's pointer end of the leader is way off the host. I went into the pipe accessory and checked for long invisible lines, shortened the reference planes, anything to get this leader to touch its host.

    The closest I found online was a discussion (right back in this forum) concerning the center of a tag family.

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    Hi Koolair, did you ever solve this? I have a big gap between the leader and the host also

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