I've had a quick search but couldn't find anything relevant so I'll ask anyway!
In an .idw I can add a leader with text and by simply leaving the text editor empty I can create a 'blank arrow'.
However, my nice arrow has an annoying dogleg reference line on the end of it. Is there anyway I can get rid of the reference line, without the chew of creating a sketched symbol or creating a new style??
PS This is a piece of p*ss in AutoCAD
I've added a screenshot to explain it a little clearer.
Thanks in Advance,
Mark, I don't think it's possible unless you employ the techniques you mentioned.
May I ask why you need such an arrow without some reference to it's meaning?
We sometimes use such arrows to indicate grain direction on sheetmetal parts or fluid flow. We've made sketched symbols in our drawing templates that we can easily insert into a drawing then rotate or resize as needed.
Jeff, that makes perfect sense now, I couldn't picture a real need before this. Thanks!
Sometimes a plain old arrow can come in really handy and I shouldn't have to go to all that effort in order to create a sketched symbol.
Also, If I want an arrow with a nice long tail I have to scale up my sketched symbol. This means the arrow head scales proportionally. I then end up with a huge, incorrectly sized arrow head.
It really shouldn't be that difficult. RMB on leader, click delete reference line. Job Done.
Your right Mark, or at least there should be an option to place an arrow. Maybe you should lodge a feature request with Autodesk.
Who knows, maybe it'll show up in 3059 .... lol
There is an option in the Style and Standard editor (drawing environment) to do what you ask.
Select your active dimension style (or create a new one for this specific purpose), go to the Notes and Leaders tab, and change the "Leader Text Orientation" to "Aligned". See the attached image.
It works, I tried it.
I use a symbol in a text box for grain direction. There are a range of arrows available in your standard fonts.
Go to start - run and type charmap to open the character map, near the bottom of the window you'll find arrows for up, down, left, right etc...Find the character you want, hit select, then copy, then paste into text box in Inventor
note: on windows 7 just go to start button and type charmap to launch the character map window.
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