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rclement
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spline leader

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02-21-2014 06:20 AM

im bouncing back and forth between autocad and inventor and was wondering

in autocad theres a option to make your leader a spline. does that option exist in inventor?

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mcgyvr
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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 06:27 AM in reply to: rclement

no not directly.. what are you doing that you need splined leader lines? 

Leader lines can be composed of multiple straight line segments though that could be used to wrap in and around your drawing. 

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 06:34 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

was just wondering saw it available in autocad figured it might be in inventor

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 06:42 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

I haven't tried it, but could this be accomplished with a Sketched Symbol?

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 06:52 AM in reply to: JDMather

JDMather wrote:

I haven't tried it, but could this be accomplished with a Sketched Symbol?


Yeah there are a few ways to accomplish it but nothing like an option in the styles leader section for "convert multiline leader segments to splines"

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 07:46 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

would u mind sharing the proceedure. i know in autocad in options for spline leader

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 08:22 AM in reply to: rclement

rclement wrote:

would u mind sharing the proceedure. i know in autocad in options for spline leader


What we were trying to say is that NO....there is no option for spline leaders like there is in Autocad.

But you could possibly "fake" it by not having a leader and using just a drawn spline/text,etc.. in just a regular sketch or some tricks with a sketched symbol as a workaround. But if you have to do this more than a few times its going to be more work that its worth.. IMO.. 

 

Personally...I'd just use the regular leader tool and be happy with multiple straight segments.. 

 

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 08:28 AM in reply to: mcgyvr

i understand not like autocad but previously you said can be done another way

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 08:34 AM in reply to: rclement

rclement wrote:

i understand not like autocad but previously you said can be done another way


yeah.. create a sketch...sketch a spline on the idw.. place some text at the end of it.. 

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Re: spline leader

02-21-2014 08:39 AM in reply to: rclement

Expand the Drawing Resources and right click on Sketched Symbols and create new sketched symbol.

 

You can tie in a Prompted Entry or Parameter to this and then use whenever needed.  (put it in your template)

 

Sketched Symbol.png

 

or

just create a sketch in the view if this is a one-time need.

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