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rvangend
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Positioning Sketched Symbols

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07-19-2012 11:11 PM

I have a lot of small parts to generate and I need to put them on A0 sheets. I have created customer borders (4 pane, 6 pane & so on), so that I can place multiple parts on one sheet.

 

I have several bits of information that is unique to each part, but must be indicated, so I have created sketched symbols that has model properties in. Effectively each pane on the sheet has it's own "mini title block" that displays the information unique to each part.

 

I also have assemblies, so therefore I need to display the BOM. I find that the BOM for the assembly "snaps" neatly into the corner of each pane, but I don't seem to be able to get the same effect with the sketched symbols. The positioning of the sketched symbols look "tatty" and once it has a leader attached (which I switch to not visible), the sketch symbol seems to snap to some sort of invisible grid.

 

Ultimately, I will be delivering the drawings in AutoCAD format so it will be possible to zoom up and see these mis-alignments very clearly. That makes things look very unprofessional.

 

Does anyone know of a way to position the sketched symbols neatly.

 

Thanks

Rob

Regards
Rob
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Re: Positioning Sketched Symbols

07-20-2012 04:37 AM in reply to: rvangend

Have you set an Insertion Point grip in your sketched symbol?

 

If not then edit the sketched symbol, place a point into it (Place it at the corner of the symbol you would like to snap to).

Select the point and then click "Set Insertion point grip" as shown.

 

I've shown one at the centre of a rectangle. When I place this rectangle I can get the centre of it to snap to the border of the drawing.

 

grip.jpg

Finish editing and now place your sketched symbol. Hopefully it should do what you want.

 

 

Regards

 

Rory

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rvangend
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Re: Positioning Sketched Symbols

07-20-2012 04:59 AM in reply to: Rory_M

Hello Rory,

 

Thanks very much, I tried that and although it is a lot better (it does not snap to the "invisible grid" anymore) and I have a lot more freedom to move it manually, I still cannot get the sketch symbol to snap to the corner of the border pane.

 

 

 

 

Regards
Rob
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Re: Positioning Sketched Symbols

07-20-2012 05:14 AM in reply to: rvangend

Sorry Rory, my apologies. It does work exactly like you say, provided you insert a new sketch block. I the previous post, I edited the definition of a sketched symbol already inserted into the drawing and then move it.

 

Thanks, that seems to solve it.

 

Regards
Rob
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