The names, which the joints receive at grouping or creation, can be displayed in the general arrangement drawing by configuring the chosen drawing style.
Note: The "Grouping the joints" subject was presented in another document. To be able to see it click on the following link: How are joints grouped in Advance Steel?
Setting the drawing style so that the name of joints appears in the drawing, involves creating a new labeling strategy. A new labeling strategy is accessed from "Drawing Style Manager", category "Labeling strategies". For example, most of the time, a joint adds "plates" as new elements. Therefore the element for which you will create a new strategy is the "plate".
Copy one of the existing strategies, by using "Deep copy", and change it to display the name of the joint which includes the element. First the strategy receives a name and then it is configured.
In properties window of the newly created strategy, change the "Definition of the leader line" which is the "Underscored" type and rename the "Content of label" with a meaningful name for the label type. Delete the existing content of the text editing field and from the token drop-down list, choose the "Joint name" token. To save the changes you have made, click "Apply".
After the strategy is set, change the drawing style that you use to create the view. At "Objects presentation" change the labeling type of the plates and choose from the "Plates" category the "Joint Name" strategy.
To save the changes you have made, click "Apply" and then use the style.