David Mandl

Hype your Enhancement Request

Discussion created by David Mandl on Feb 1, 2017
Latest reply on Oct 20, 2020 by Rick Becker

Given that votes from the users through the Customer Portal are one of the primary criteria that SW's developers use to prioritize new features, it feels like it's in our best interest to drum up support for our favorite wishes.


Sure, we also have the SWW Top Ten threads (which, btw, I never was able to view for reasons I don't fully understand), but any avenue for user feedback is a good one.  Let's use this thread as an excuse to hype up an Enhancement Request and (if we're lucky enough) help gather enough votes to make some of them show up in a new release.


Include the ER# from the Customer Portal, a description of what it is, and why it's a good idea.


For me?


ER:  1-13112901344


Summary:  Maintain Dimension and Annotation References for Named Entities (Named Surfaces, Named Edges)


Why I want it:  Named Entities work pretty well for maintaining mate references (and other references) in the solid model, so I'd really like to see them work for annotations (in the model or in drawings) as well.  As it stands, you still need a persistent ID for your leaders to re-attach, so unless you've done a Save As copy of a component you're replacing in an assembly, you're going to have dangling leaders to replace.  It's a mild annoyance, to be sure, but it's also quite a hurdle for my attempts to automate more of our drawing customization processes at my company.