How do you stop a label bounding box from overlapping features

08-18-2020 03:59 AM
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I am using ArcGIS Pro 2.6.

I have a layer (A) with a label class with a 50 point offset, a simple black box outline with a 2 point gap and a simple black leader line.  I have another layer (B) in my map that I don't want the labels or their bounding boxes to overlap.  I have set the feature weight and boundary weight of layer B to 1000.

However the bounding box of the labels overlaps the features.  Is this not taken into account when preventing overlaps?  The text does not overlap the features, so I am assuming that only the text is prevented from overlapping.  Is this correct?



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Hi Marc,

Are you still having issues with this? From what you're describing it sounds like you've set up the properties correctly. Does the label class on layer A have the never remove checkbox checked on? If not, would it be possible for you send a screenshot of the placement and placement properties? 


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