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Annotation Balloon

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11-01-2012 05:10 AM

I am trying to create an 'Annotation Balloon' and have no idea how to start.  By 'Annotation Balloon' I mean something that  looks like a 'Callout'  with a note attached to it but does not create another view but simply surrounds some graphics in a view that have an association.  Whilst this can easily be achieved by drawing some detail lines and having a text leader pointing at it (although it is impossible to draw 'detail lines' in a 3D view, where I would expect to use this device mostly), I would like to automate this.  In actuality what I want is a leader head in the style of a 'callout' balloon with a tag being the title text.

I attach a part sheet view where I have approximated what I am after.

 

Andrew Robertson
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Robertson Partnership
Truro. UK
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Re: Annotation Balloon

11-02-2012 07:06 AM in reply to: IMCornish

I created the "bubble" as a Detail Item Family with adjustable size via dimensional constraints/parameters, then created a Detail Item Tag, and used the "Comments" field to type the note.

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Re: Annotation Balloon

11-29-2012 03:29 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Do you have a leader line associated with it?

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Re: Annotation Balloon

11-29-2012 05:31 AM in reply to: IMCornish

The Leader would be part of the Detail Items Tag, just like any other Tag Family.

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Re: Annotation Balloon

02-05-2013 08:32 AM in reply to: CADastrophe

Sorry for delay in responding to your help.  Concise and very helpful, thank you.

Andrew Robertson
Chartered Architect
Robertson Partnership
Truro. UK
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