you can:- Draw the outline of the note (rectangle, circle, etc ...)- Make a full colored hatch
- Put your text into it
- Create a block and save in the Design Library
- Drag&Drop form Design Library into your drawing
- Edit the text
I think you can only break text like that in a hatch pattern and not on the part itself. I am sure if I am wrong someone will correct me shortly.
Thanks to everyone for their help. I drew a rectangle, then used Area Hatch/Fill with Solid fill. Then on the Line Format toolbar, I selected Line Color, Define Custom Colors, then I selected the very first color, a white/gray with Red 230, Green 230, and Blue 219. The I moved my transparent text box over it but had to resize it and make my own leaders (arrows) so that they connected to the box and not the text. Thanks again! Attached is the result.
That is a lot of work for something that should just be an option
I'm taking this tothe next step... can I get rid of the outline around the text box?
I'm using sketch entities for the arrow, and a Note for the "A". I have an ellipse around everything on a hidden layer, and filled it solid with area hatch. I changed the solid fill color to white (to match the paper) and I can see the text & arrow with model edges covered. Just what I want... but I can't seem to get rid of of the border around the solid fill.
I don't believe this is from the ellipse, because the line will go away without the solid area fill.
Ideas? The purpose is for pseudo-section lines over very busy models. Much like Anne's need to be able to read text in the model area without l-o-n-g leaders to take the box off the model.
Maybe put the lines on a no print layer?
You can change the Line Font to Dotted and set the color to white, had to do this a few times to hide lines I did not want to show on the Print.
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