Is there a way to group/attach a note (S in a diamond) with/to a dimension (2X dia 11±0.05) so they move together? Please see the attached image.
...I believe it would be Tools/Align/Group.. .and you select Group... but, it's not highlighted?..
Maybe someone else knows.... anyone?
Thank you for the response.
And yes, that is exactly my problem. It is not highlighted.
Did you try this?
Copy paste text below. Change type number to your liking. type=5 diamond, type=4 box
<DIM> <border type=5 size=0 padding=0>INSERT TEXT HERE</border>
Thank you! That was what I was looking for.
Is there a resource available to see other type options?
And is there a way to male your own custom "border" or symbol, just like the ones in the symbol library, the ones you can add in-line with dimensions or Geo Tols?
You can reuse the symbols as defined in gtol.sym in your installation directory (customized gtol file needs to be present in the SW installation directory of any workstation or the symbols fail)
<FONT size=1.8><C#-1> 'C is Circle/S is Square/T is Triangle Flag notes
here are some snippets and more in the attachment.
<border type=4 size=0 padding=0>INSERT TEXT HERE</border>
<FONT size=5mm> Schriftgröße 5 mm<FONT style=I> Kursiv <FONT style=RI> Kursiv wieder aus<FONT style=B> Fett <FONT style=RB> Fett wieder aus<FONT effect=U> _Unterstrichen_ <FONT effect=RU> Unterstrichen wieder aus.<FONT effect=S> -Durchgestrichen- <FONT effect=RS> Durchgestrichen wieder aus<FONT color=&H0000FFFF> Farbig <FONT color=D> Farbig aus
See many other sources below for your hearts content
How to auto balloon all smart dimension
'Create the Coded Text for solidworks to create the balloon
'you could use the solidworks built in Balloons but they only go to 99
'<font size =2 color=0x000000ff> Makes the text Red
'<font size =2 color=0x00000000> Makes the Text Black Again
'<border type=1 size=0 padding=0>" This is the circle boarder around the Balloon
if you want the color a different color then use this
Dim BalloonTxt as string = "<font size =2 color=0x000000ff><border type=1 size=0 padding=0>" & BalloonTxtID & "</border><font size =3 color=0x00000000>
if you want it the same color as the display Dimension Text then use this
<border type=1 size=0 padding=0>" & BalloonTxtID & "</border>
if you want the balloon smaller then this
<FONT SIZE=2><border type=1 size=0 padding=0>" & BalloonTxtID & "</border><FONT SIZE=3"
Sequentially number dimensions on a drawing
SolidWorks KnowHow - how to modify gtol.sym
Nifty Rob Edwards - Macro - Create Custom Symbols from existing sketch
..so..why doesn't Tools/Align/Group work?
I can't say why. I think is meant for annotations only. Adding text to dimensions itself just forces them together. You can pick the side of the dim value if you use the fly-out window. It's not perfect either but works for most part. For instance adding text will screw up alignment between other dimensions since SW aligns the text frame and not the dimension arrows (Dooh SW). But maybe is has been fixed. Who knows. I have used Geometric tolerance frames to add comments on occasion. They snap to dimensions and behave like they were grouped. But all options come with limitations. There is a lot about drawings that should be cleaned up.
But at the end of the day I know that SW is most likely not gonna budge in that regards. You know the story.
Thanks, Elmar,.. yes, this is one of those... I swear I've used it and thought it worked... but was just as kerflunged as T.O...
(kerflunged... I have no idea how I came up with that??... but it seems to make sense?)
Paul Salvador wrote: Thanks, Elmar,.. yes, this is one of those... I swear I've used it and thought it worked... but was just as kerflunged as T.O... (kerflunged... I have no idea how I came up with that??... but it seems to make sense?)
Paul Salvador wrote:
I've grouped dimensions and notes, though it's been a while. Are you sure the note belonged to the same view as the dimension?
Hi Glenn Schroeder ..yes the test only have one view.
Paul Salvador wrote: Hi Glenn Schroeder ..yes the test only have one view.
Just to clarify, even if there's only one view that doesn't mean the Note belonged to that view.
If you don't drop the note (or cut/paste it) inside the view border, it will be associated with the sheet, not the view. Grouping works fine for me.
Jim Sculley Glenn Schroeder and Adam Doerr
Hot Damn!... Cut and Paste onto the View!!
Thanks!!... now my brain can rest!!
Learned something new. Thanks, Jim!
I think Elmar's suggestion is probably the most robust method, but some things can't be added using that method (ex: surface finish symbols). The best method I've found for those situations is before dropping in the note or symbol you should "activate" the view (even if it's the only one) by double clicking it. A dashed box with solid corners should show up around the view meaning it is active. Now if you place the note it will "belong" to that view like Glenn mentioned. Doing that will enable the Group command making the note move with the view. Note that sometimes grouped notes/symbols can still inadvertently move for whatever reason and the easiest way I've found to re-adjust them is to hold ALT and then click and drag it to the proper position.
Thanks again, Elmar!
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