Cross Section Annotation Feature Class

This annotation feature class is used to display the contents of a conduit. Even if you do not wish to display annotation, this class must exist in the geodatabase (it does not have to be added to the map). You can further configure the annotation's contents list and the information displayed within it. The following is an example of cross-section annotation in ArcMap:

Create the Cross Section Annotation Feature Class

  1. In ArcCatalog, right-click the geodatabase or dataset and select New > Feature Class.
  2. Type a name and alias for the feature, then select ArcFM Annotation feature from the drop-down list.
  3. DO NOT CHECK LINK ANNOTATION BOX. Relate the annotation feature class to the conduit feature class AFTER the annotation feature class is created. If this box is checked during creation, a label engine is added to the annotation feature class that is used for creating text annotation features. Conduit Manager cross-section annotation contains grouped graphic elements and leader lines that need to be managed independently of the label engine.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Type a Reference Scale (e.g., 1,200) and select the appropriate map units. The annotation font size can be altered only by adjusting the Reference Scale.
  6. Click Next and accept all further default settings.
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