Replaces the geometry of the feature with a label point.

The insertion point of the text is guaranteed to be inside (in case of polygons) or on (lines and points) the original object. Note that since the text itself may be larger than an input area feature, the bounds of the label may exceed the bounds of the area.

  • If the feature was already a point, it is simply turned into a text feature at the original location.
  • If the feature was a line, it is turned into a point text feature at the midpoint of the line, with a rotation parallel to the line.
  • If the feature was an area feature, the resulting point is somewhere in the interior of the feature (and outside of any holes in the area).



Input Ports

Output Ports


Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

Defining Values

There are several ways to define a value for use in a Transformer. The simplest is to simply type in a value or string, which can include functions of various types such as attribute references, math and string functions, and workspace parameters. There are a number of tools and shortcuts that can assist in constructing values, generally available from the drop-down context menu adjacent to the value field.

Dialog Options - Tables

Transformers with table-style parameters have additional tools for populating and manipulating values.

Usage Notes

To generate a point that will be used as a centroid for polygons, use an CenterPointReplacer. This saves you the overhead of having a text object.

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Keywords: LabelPointCreator TextReplacer