I would like to put a watermark on a drawing but have only found older references to how to do this- they involve "insert object-word picture.."
It seems there must be a simple way to do this?
In a drawing, right click over the sheet and pick Edit Sheet Format. Pull down the "Insert" menu and pick Annotations – Note. Place the note on the drawing where you want the watermark to appear. Set the formatting, including the text angle and text color. Once you set the note the way that you want it, click the green check mark button in the Note PropertyManager. Next, right click on the note and pick Make Block, as shown in Figure 6.
That's it! Right click over the sheet again and pick Edit Sheet to exit out of the sheet format. You watermark is now underneath everything on your drawing. Note that you can save your block for use on multiple drawings or for use on a Drawing Document Template.
Here are the ways of doing it:
As of SOLIDWORKS 2013, you can use the right-click menu option to "Display note behind sheet" to set annotation notes on your sheet format as a watermark. You can even link the note to a custom property to control it from your custom property dialog instead of having to directly edit the sheet format when you want to change the displayed text.
wow! thanks for all the quick responses, i figured there was an easier way than i was finding....
i am on sw2013 sp5 and when i right click note, i do not have the "Disp note behind sheet" toggle like is outlined in the article...
why would that be?
Jared, without a bit more information, I'll be guessing, but here it goes. The note has to be on the sheet format of the drawing. To place a note on the sheet format, right-click on the drawing sheet and select "Edit sheet format". Once you are in the sheet format note, the option should be available for any annotation note (not in a block).
thanks, it was not in sheet format- i misunderstood - works as described, thanks again for all the help guys
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