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Is there a way to check the start point of a callout?

TimSharp
6-Contributor

Is there a way to check the start point of a callout?

I want to do a macro that moves the start point of a callout but I can't find a function to do this.

I'm assuming the callout is already selected and just want to find the start point of the callout line (i.e. the bit that points to something on the drawing, not the text end).

I'm hoping that there is something similar to the line end point property (e.g. myelem.line.startPoint.x) but for callouts - I can't find it though.

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I had a browse myself and the only reference I could find for the starting position of a callout is when you create the callout:

CREATE CALLOUT "Normal" 112.39 110 290.99 100

CREATE CALLOUT "style" x1 y1 x2 y2 [“notation”]

For finding the starting position of pre-existing callouts I cant help at this time, sorry. If I find anything I will post it.

TimSharp
6-Contributor
(To:acs_alan)

Thanks looking at this Alan.

Unfortunately I need it for existing callouts. We always spend time manually moving the start points of callout lines away from geometry on our drawings, so I thought it would be good to have a macro do this. I thought there might be some undocumented element.callout thing I could use, then the macro could just move the start point of the callout a set distance.

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