3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2013 9:05 AM by Matthew Lorono

    Moving attachment point on a balloon

    Sid Humphreys

      Afternoon all,

       

      I have placed a balloon on a view.  I pick on the balloon leader or somewhere on the balloon, I grab the hilighted dot on the end of the arrowhead of the balloon to move the attachment point.  Instead of me being able to reattach the arrowhead somewhere else, the view goes to move instead.  How do I re-attach my arrowhead to somewhere else?

       

      Thanks

       

      Sid

        • Re: Moving attachment point on a balloon
          Jim Sculley

          Use selection filters.

           

          The behavior of this has definitely changed at some point in the recent past.  It used to be that hovering over the end of the ballon would give you the 'A' indicator on the mouse pointer to let you know that clicking would select the end of the annotation leader.  It doesn't do this consistently any more.  Very frustrating.

           

          Jim S.

          • Re: Moving attachment point on a balloon
            Glenn Schroeder

            Hello Sid,

             

            When you try to move a notation, if you first click on it to highlight it and then hover near the end of the leader, a small green box will (or at least should) appear beside your cursor.  When that box is visible if you will carefully click and drag then it should move the leader.  If the box with the A is visible, then clicking and dragging will move the balloon or note without moving the leader.  If the part symbol is there instead of the green box then you're about to move the drawing view.

             

            If / when that doesn't work I usually just cut and paste the annotation, then position it where I want.

            • Re: Moving attachment point on a balloon
              Matthew Lorono

              Besides Jum and Glenns comments, another method in SolidWorks 2013 and prior was to lock view position.  This refocuses the drag activity to the balloon arrow tip.  You can then unlock the drawing view. 

               

              Now this --->

               

              In SolidWorks 2014, if you select the balloon first, and then select the arrow tip, the arrow tip moves, not the drawing view.