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"Group" functionality in drawings

Question asked by Dan Frey on Nov 30, 2015
Latest reply on Dec 1, 2015 by Glenn Schroeder

Hello,

 

I recently discovered the "Group" command in drawings while attempting to figure out different ways of attaching revision symbols to other drawing elements, like balloons or dimensions. SolidWorks users at my company have not been in the habit of locking the view focus/sheet focus before inserting revision symbols, so whenever a view is moved revision symbols often end up floating in the middle of nowhere. The Group command is a helpful way to combat this, but I am running into some issues with it, namely:

 

- It doesn't look like the Group command is available to attach a revision symbol to an ordinate dimension. Am I missing something here? It works great with stick dimensions.

- I understand that the Group command is only available when both the revision symbol and the balloon or dimension are already attached to the same view. I know how to change the view that an existing revision symbol is attached to, but is there any shorter workaround for this?

Ideally, I would love to be able to "group" a revision symbol with a balloon or dimension regardless of what view SolidWorks thinks the revision symbol is tied to. This would save a step for new drawings as well as existing ones, since I could just insert the revision symbols without worrying about locking the view/sheet focus and then group them with the balloons/dimensions I want.

 

Thanks!

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