I am the default “BIM” manager in my architectural office but have a love hate relationship with Revit, ie. I love what it can do, I hate the way it does it. I understand Revit and am quite good at it, but hate the time consuming problem solving I have to go through for other people.
I prefer using Sketchup for my design thinking anyway so I have been looking at the Sketchup Layout combo to find more interesting ways to produce working drawings but have struck a potential problem in the drawing output, namely easily controlling the auto label text box size to get multiple lines of text.
For example: If I have a long string of text associated to a component and tag it in layout, it comes in as a single line of text, which, on long texts strings is not good for the layout of details on a page. I would prefer it to be two lines of text which i can easily resize and align. I can resize the text box manually… sort of… but it is difficult and annoying to do as it encompasses the whole leader in the resize.
What am I missing here, Am i doing something wrong? or is this something I have to wait for?
The text on a drawing is the thing that takes the longest and is the most tedious, I would love to use the auto text features of Sketchup/Layout to resolve this (like Revit) but not being able to easily control the label text to get the right look to a drawing might be a deal breaker.
Thanks for any help.