How do I hide an empty note in a drawing?
I use this field from time to time, but when I don't I would prefer it would be hidden.
Just right click on it and press Hide.
If you want to show it again. Go to Annotation tab and chose Hide/Show Annotations. It will show it as grayed out. Click on annotation to show it again. Deselect Hide/Show Annotations.
I think I solved it by entering a space instead.
This field is part of my title block where I enter number of pieces to be manufactured.
Victor Fagerlund wrote: I think I solved it by entering a space instead.This field is part of my title block where I enter number of pieces to be manufactured.
Victor Fagerlund wrote:
Since it's part of your title block, I assume it's linked to a custom property? If no, I'd suggest you make it so it is. Then it's simple to enter a space in the custom property table, and save your drawing template (after saving the sheet format). When you start a new drawing with this template nothing will appear at the note's location until you enter a value for the custom property.
There are more details about this at What's the difference between a sheet format and drawing template?. (You probably already know all that, but someone else seeing this might not.)
Victor Fagerlund wrote: This field is part of my title block where I enter number of pieces to be manufactured.
I recommend against this practice.
The number of parts to make is not a property/parameter of the part itself. It's a property/parameter of the assembly in which it's used. The quantity of parts to make should be on the PO, work order, etc. For the person making the part, the quantity on the drawing is either redundant or wrong. What if you need a spare? Or you broke one? Or you're ordering 2 of some assembly? He always has to check that number against the work order anyway, so of what benefit is it? Of course, every place is different, but in my experience there are too many bad scenarios and not enough benefit to put that info on the drawing.
Do this field is linked to a part (or assembly) custom property ?
If yes I think you should be able to add an equation to this property something like :
If (Test = "", " ", Test)
For making the note " " (space) when the property is empty.
then link the note to the property.
Where should I enter this equation?
I would like to add the configuration name to my sheet as well, but only when it is different from 'Defualt'...
Create a new layer, toggle the do not show icon, put note & anything else you want hidden on said layer..
Hi Glenn and Josh,
Thank you for getting back to me.
It's not linked to any custom properties, just a blank field to enter quantity, comments etc.
I agree with you Josh on not entering quantity on drawings, but I have to say that it's necessary in some of my cases.
I changed the field to a space instead and saved the sheet format. Problem solved :-)
Even though it's not linked to a custom property, since it's in the sheet format you might want to create a custom property and link it. It would make it easier to edit that way instead of needing to go into the sheet format.
If it is blank, then why do you need to hide it?
We have a series of notes linked to a Custom property at the drawing level. So that, when it is blank, it simply doesn't show up.
When the custom property is blank:
Adding something to the property:
Dan Pihlaja wrote: If it is blank, then why do you need to hide it?
Dan Pihlaja wrote:
Because I've never convinced myself that I'd get enough benefit from the property tab builder to go through the trouble of getting it set up. I fill in all the drawing properties in the Properties table. They're all unique for each project, so the drop-downs wouldn't be of any benefit.
I remember we had a conversation a while ago about my using the property tab builder to remove the note "Preliminary..." when drawings are approved, but for now I just change sheet formats instead. Since we can change sheet formats in one operation for all sheets I don't know that using the property tab builder would be that much easier. I'll freely admit that I may need to re-evaluate that assessment.
It's no problem - the text note is part of my title block field - so I just double click and it becomes editable.
Victor Fagerlund wrote: Hi Glenn,It's no problem - the text note is part of my title block field - so I just double click and it becomes editable.
So your title block wasn't created when in "Edit sheet format" mode?
And the reason why I need to hide it?
Otherwise it looks like this:
OK, I have no idea why it is showing up like that for you.
If mine are linked to a Custom Property, and if the Custom Property is blank...then the note doesn't show up at all unless I am editing it.
I think that this might be the key. Is your blank note currently linked to a custom property?
No it ain't. It is just a blank note that's part of my 'Title Block Field' - so that's probably why.
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