Is there a way to make the spacing closer? The spacing between the balloon and the quauntity is too far apart.
Not that I am aware of...
What kind of control over this distance would you like to see?
If the default spacing made sense, having control over it would not matter very much. But the default spacing does not make sense.
I'll second what Mike said.
The default spacing isn't even ludicrous but just pathetic. There's enough empty space for 2 characters and switching sides doesn't help either because then not only is there again lots of empty space between quantity and ballon but there's even lots of empty space between quantity and leader.
In the end one is left to convert the DRW to a DWG and edit it there to make it not look as if the drawing was made by a second grader, that or simple add the quantity as an independant note. So much for ease of workflow.
Ah yes, let's put in another SPR/ER, afterall I'm pretty sure that in all the years of SW that hardly anyone has ever had any issues with it. Those that have a problem with it are surely limited to those of us that have to make "drawings" for a living which can't be more then the majority of the user base.
Matthew, I know I sound harsh but rest assured it's not aimed at you but at the powers that be that value having things like the sustainability package (which how many people use ?) before getting basic things in proper working order.
/end of rant
Speaking of space, did the space between the number and the "X" get fixed?
We're waiting for SP2 to be available before we switch to 2013 version so for the moment I can't say.
atm in SP5 this is the 'best' one can get without workaround (in case you aren't using the SP5 version yourself)
but when you look at the original poster and commenters, it doesn't look like we should expect much approvement as of yet in 2013
Have a nice one
Spacing between the Qty and the X has been removed as of 2012, I believe. Definately fixed for 2013. The issues about the leader line breaking around the qty and also the qty being so far from the balloon are not addressed in 2013.
Matthew Lorono wrote: Spacing between the Qty and the X has been removed as of 2012, I believe. Definately fixed for 2013.
Matthew Lorono wrote:
Spacing between the Qty and the X has been removed as of 2012, I believe. Definately fixed for 2013.
Thanks for fixing that.
Any idea if this is even being considered?
I'm running 2013 SP2 and the problem is still present. Some drawings look horrible. Other CAD systems give you better control of this.
I would guess the quantity could move 1.5 characters closer to the balloon. Why not have the option in the Document Properties. You have a balloon section where this could be added to. This could be defined by a dimension or characters.
It would also be nice to have text attach itself to balloons the same way GD&T items attach to notes or dimension lines. Sometimes you don't need quantities. It’s not efficient to edit the quantity and make that user defined to add “see note #”.
2013 SP2 currently has this issue. Has anyone discovered a work around, or do we have to manually add an annotation and line it up?
Clearly this is still not working in 2018 SP5.
I have the setting defined in Document Properties as 0.05 and yet it still defaults to 0.138. No matter HOW MANY TIMES I %$#@#!@ change the thing it will not update. Reboots, resaves... nothing.
Did ANYONE figure this bug out yet?
So its not just me that has this problem. This is the only thing I have to change on each and every drawing.
Figured it out went into settings/ document setting changed it there then saved it to my copy settings wizard.
Now it stays what I want. .138 is the default setting.
David and Dave,
I'm not seeing an issue with Document Property being ignored, nor with ".138" being a default in a current release of SOLIDWORKS. The only thing I would check before contact your VAR about this is creating a new drawing template from the current blank drawing template in your release of SW to see if the issue of ".138" or its persistence is still there. If you see it still there, then I would recommend contacting your VAR.
Also, just to make sure this point is covered for anyone coming across this thread, Document Properties under the Annotation category are defaults for newly created annotations. They do not impact existing annotations already on the drawing. That means, if you make a change to your Annotation Document Properties on an existing drawing, all existing annotations of that type will not automatically change, but anything new you add will follow the new default. For the existing annotations, you can CTRL select them then change the value in their PropertyManager.
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