Jedd Gilmour

Get Leader Side of DisplayDimension API

Discussion created by Jedd Gilmour on Jan 20, 2021
Latest reply on Jan 25, 2021 by Jedd Gilmour

Hi, I want the co-ordinates of the center of the text of a display dimension with the API. (Show in the green circle below).


Annotaion.GetPosition() works for most cases, however if the DisplayDimension is vertical and has a Broken Leader with Horizontal Text (as seen below), the position returned is where the leader starts (shown in the red circle below).

I am able to get the length of the leader line with  DisplayDimension.GetBentLeaderLength and the width of the Dimension with Annotation.Width (I assume), however I cannot get which direction the leader goes. This makes the difference of adding or subtracting the value and the Annotation position to get the text position.


Annotation.GetLeaderSide returns the same value regardless of which side the leader is on. The two cases I am trying to discriminate between are shown below.


I've spent hours looking through the API for the correct method, but I can't find one that works. What method can be used to determine the leader side of a display dimension. Alternatively another method of reliability determining the center of a DisplayDimension's text could be proposed.