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Customised View Labels

Status: New Idea
by chris.ashby on ‎06-18-2013 02:37 AM

Hi Guys.


It would be a great feature if we could add customised blocks to the view labels, allowing us to create our own view labels.


We do lots of work for different companies, these companies "clients" give us their title blocks and drawing standards. So therefore anything we create for them, has to conform to there standard.


To be able to do this, we save all our Inventor drawings in dwg format, open the files in AutoCAD, place view labels, then open the files up again in Inventor. This is not a very good work-a-round and is time consuming.


Please try to add this functionality "customised view labels and identifiers" Please see picture attached.



by laptop_geek on ‎06-20-2013 06:45 AM

You might try using a Sketched Symbol to do this. It is very simple to create a sketched symbol that has prompted text in it. Simply create your sketched symbol, add a text box to it, then go in and edit the text box. In the editer change the type of your text to "Prompted Entry". Whenever the symbol is placed a prompted entery dialoge will pop up and you may edit the text in the symbol. We currently do this with our flag notes and it works very well.








Hope this helps.

by chris.ashby on ‎06-20-2013 07:16 AM

Thanks laptop..


Have tried this, but its way to cumbersome. Each label must have un up/down/left/right arrow. Symbols need to be created for elevations, sections, details. So that's 12 symbols already. Then I need to create symbols for identifiers for where the views are taken from, which also must conform to the up/down/left right.


The permiatations run into the hundreds. Which we can do, will take a little time.


But the problem is.... The view identifiers don't update with view numbering, text in the symbols that overlap symbol geometry (wont allow me to mask the geometry). Basically if I move views, create or delete views, I have to redo all the identifiers again manually. If geometry overlaps, I have to create a new symbol.


Also i cannot find the information anywhere to include "view" information in a symbol. Or a routine for a symbol to automatically take the next "view identifier number" in the list. Placing it manually can cause errors, especially when I have designs that are detailed over 20 sheets.


Believe me, its quicker and easier to apply the symblos in AutoCAD, and bring the drawing back to Inventor. But as I said before, human errors occur.


Would just be nice to be able to define a block, and say, use that item as an identifier. Which updates according view information.



by Active Contributor jerodharbert on ‎06-26-2014 10:14 AM

I would like to see more versatility/options in labeling a view, but 90% of my concern is simply having a different label for parts vs assemblies.  All my labels are setup for part info, then maybe delete "Material" if I have an Assy view.

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