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JimStrenk
Posts: 146
Registered: ‎06-20-2006
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How are Arrowhead locations calculated when using Auto-Balloon Command?

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11-13-2012 06:47 PM

How are arrowhead attachement locations calculated when using the Automatic Balloon command?  Arrowheads seem to attached to objects at rather strange places!

 

I normally use auto-ballooning to place balloons within a drawing and then "season to taste".  Is there a way to control how and where the arrowhead gets attached to an object?

 

Any light that can be shed on this subject would be most welcomed!

Jim Strenk

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john.retzlaff
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Re: How are Arrowhead locations calculated when using Auto-Balloon Command?

11-14-2012 05:22 AM in reply to: JimStrenk

There is no way that I know of to control where the balloon leaders attach.

I usually don't use Auto-Balloon for that reason, seems easier to do them one at a time.

John Retzlaff
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4donwan4
Posts: 176
Registered: ‎10-17-2012
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Re: How are Arrowhead locations calculated when using Auto-Balloon Command?

11-16-2012 08:26 AM in reply to: JimStrenk

This is by designed within the product. If you would like to enter a wish list item asking for this to be considered as an enhancement please use the following link.
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=1109794

Don

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JimStrenk
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Re: How are Arrowhead locations calculated when using Auto-Balloon Command?

11-18-2012 11:47 AM in reply to: 4donwan4

I think that it might be time for someone from the Inventor Drawing Developement Team to chime in.  Surely there must be a set of rules in place that determines where on a part/component the arrowhead gets attached.

Jim Strenk

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