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Cadmanto
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Text Notes in Drawing Views

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01-03-2012 11:23 AM

Is there a way to associate a text string to a drawing view so when the view is moved

around the text goes with it and remains placed in accordance with the view?

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Scott McFadden
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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 11:27 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

 

Here's a tip on this:

http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com/2011/04/associate-text-note-with-drawing-view.html

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com

 

 



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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 11:34 AM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Curtis,

That is a great reference and I appreciate it, but the note I have that I want associated

is not linked to a custom property or needs to be.  It is just a label note.

In Solidworks as long as the view is highlighted if you add a text note it will automatically link

to the view.

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 11:42 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

The tip from Curtis doesn't have to be a custom property.. It works the same with a regular "label note" as you call it. He just shows how to do it with properties too.

 

You can also do it by selecting a view and starting a sketch and placing the label note text in the sketch.. (but the leader method is faster)

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 11:42 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

Hi Cadmanto,

 

It's been a while since I've used Solidworks, but it sounds like this is easier to do in that program. In Inventor using the leader trick is the best way to create text associative to the view. Note that if it's just a static text note, you can just type it into the text box and then hide the leader, as described in the link.

 

The other way to do this is to select the view, and then create a sketch, and then create the text as part of the sketch. but I think this adds a "layer" that is not needed for simple text.

 

FYI: You can go to this link and request that the Inventor developers improve this if you'd like:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1109794

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 11:43 AM in reply to: Cadmanto

same thing applies to plain text, just delete the leader afterwards.

 

HTH

 

ugh, in the amount of time it took to look over the link and make my reply, a couple of people stated the same thing.

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 12:50 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Thanks Curtis for the link.  I am sure that I will be having plenty of suggestions.

It is hard being very prolific in one software (i.e. Solidworks) and then switching to another.

But I am getting there.

I tried creating the text as part of the sketch and it still didn't link to the view.  Any chance you can post

a sample part/drawing file for me to evaluate?

Appreciate it.

Scott

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 12:51 PM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thanks.  I am just going to have to keep working at this.  Haven't gotten it to work as of yet.

Scott

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

01-03-2012 01:06 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

Scott,

place your views in the drawing then click on the view you want your text associated to (a dotted rectangle should show up around the view) then press the "s" key. That will start the sketch being linked to that view.

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Re: Text Notes in Drawing Views

02-07-2012 10:13 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

Thank you.  That worked like a charm!!!

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