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Do you have a method for aligning balloon leaders parallel?

Question asked by Daen Hendrickson on Feb 29, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 27, 2020 by Dennis Isaacson

I am using SW2014 SP5.


For aesthetic reasons, I prefer to have my exploded view BOM balloons attached to magnetic lines and I also prefer my balloon leaders to be parallel to each other. Exploded views are typically at the standard Isometric view angle and the magnetic lines are usually set to one of the snap angles of 30/60/150, etc. to match the general axis of the view. Balloon leader lines usually end up perpendicular to the magnetic lines.


To adjust the leader lines my current method is to drag the balloon manually until the line no longer has "graphics stair stepping". This is a tedious process and as soon as you have to adjust the magnetic line all the alignment is lost.


None of the "Align" methods seem to handle this.


Is anyone else tormented by this particular OCD nuance and do have you developed a method other than manual?