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Free Text in a Balloon

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11-27-2002 05:15 PM
Is there a method for adding free text to a balloon? In drafting standards - balloon tab - property field it lets you add a new field, but I can’t find a way to actually add anything to this new field. Using this method when creating a parts list does add a new column and let you add text for each part, but again I can’t find a way for the balloon to reference this. My old method was to add text by using the 'Text' button on the drawing annotation toolbar and place it under the text box. Is this the only way?

Any ideas?

Thanks
*KJohnson
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Re: Free Text in a Balloon

11-27-2002 10:22 PM in reply to: pgt
Each part referenced needs to have that property
field in it's iProperties.  Whatever that field says for each part
that is what is going to show up in your balloon.  It will work. 

 

Kathy Johnson


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Is
there a method for adding free text to a balloon? In drafting standards -
balloon tab - property field it lets you add a new field, but I can’t find a
way to actually add anything to this new field. Using this method when
creating a parts list does add a new column and let you add text for each
part, but again I can’t find a way for the balloon to reference this. My old
method was to add text by using the 'Text' button on the drawing annotation
toolbar and place it under the text box. Is this the only way?

Any ideas?

Thanks

Distinguished Contributor pgt
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Registered: ‎11-19-2003
Message 3 of 4 (60 Views)

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11-27-2002 11:57 PM in reply to: pgt
Thanks Kathy.

Solved one problem, here is the other. What I want to do is add a quick and easy method of having the quantity of a part shown in the balloon. This is easy until you only want to reference the 6 screws shown in the exploded view, not the other 30 elsewhere in the assembly. Does this mean I have to have a property field for all the screw quantities which might arise?

Thanks again,
Pete
*KJohnson
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11-28-2002 12:03 AM in reply to: pgt
Sorry I am not sure how to accomplish
this.  Would a sketched symbol work with a prompted entry?

 

Kathy Johnson


style="PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px">
Thanks
Kathy.

Solved one problem, here is the other. What I want to do is add a quick and
easy method of having the quantity of a part shown in the balloon. This is
easy until you only want to reference the 6 screws shown in the exploded view,
not the other 30 elsewhere in the assembly. Does this mean I have to have a
property field for all the screw quantities which might arise?

Thanks again,
Pete

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