4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2012 9:15 AM by Dean Dickemore

    Drawing Label sheet references

    Tommy King

      Can you add a note to a detail label are a section view label that will be linked to the drawing number that the section is on or is pulled from?  I have a customer that routinely has a note on a section view, auxiliary view or details that says where the detail is located or from when using more than one sheet in a drawing set.

        • Re: Drawing Label sheet references
          Jerry Steiger

          Tommy,

           

          You might try searching or look in the "More Like This" box to the right, as this has been requested quite a bit. You have to make such a note yourself as you make the drawing. It might be possible for the wizards in the API forum to come up with a macro, so you might ask there.

           

          Jerry Steiger

          • Re: Drawing Label sheet references
            Matthew Lorono

            Tommy,

             

            This is an interesting idea.  What level of control and workflow are you thinking you'd like to see for this view label enhancement?

              • Re: Drawing Label sheet references
                Tommy King

                Matthew,

                 

                It would be nice if the view label would have a note section that could be linked to the sheet number or name (or some property).

                Imagine if "View 1" has a section view "A-A" cut from it, and the section view is on page 2 while "View 1" is on page 1.  It would be nice if the section arrows would have a linked note that refered to page 2, letting you know that the actual section is on page 2.  Also the section label could have a note that references page one from which the section was pulled.

                 

                Hope this makes sense. 

                  • Re: Drawing Label sheet references
                    Dean Dickemore

                    Not a new idea but has been around a while.  We regularly use the "Zone Locator" that I have attached here to identify where sections, views etc., are located between sheets.  The block attached has attributes that can handily be edited for sheet number and zone letters and numbers.  We've also searched for a way to "automate" the process but have had no success in doing so.  Perhaps this file can be used for further enhancement by the "smart folks" here.