2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 17, 2014 7:12 PM by Jamil Snead

    Tie-In Point in solidworks drawings

    Dhanasekaran Renganathan

      Hi Friends,

      I am preparing some pressure vessel drawing using solidworks 2012.

      I need a help in some markings as mentioned in the below image.

      tie.jpg

      How can i make these marks in solidworks.

      I tried to make blocks, but it does not work good, because if I change one block then all the block changes.

      I used sketch and text for this mark, but when i add or remove some dimensions I have to re-arrange all the tie-in marks accordingly.

       

      Kindly help me. Thank you in advance.

        • Re: Tie-In Point in solidworks drawings
          Jamil Snead

          I don't know of a way to do exactly what you want. You can make a stacked note with a hex border, and that would at least make it easier to move each symbol around. However the horizontal line in the middle is thick and doesn't extend all the way across the hex, so you might not like it. You would also still need to manually align it with the leaders. I just thought I'd throw it out there in case you find it useful.

          hexnote.PNG

          • Re: Tie-In Point in solidworks drawings
            Jamil Snead

            Actually I just thought of a way to keep the alignment. You can create a series of ordinate dimensions for each location of a tie-in point. Then you can change the dimension text to put the stacked note I described before. This would be accomplished with by entering the following into the dimension text box:

            <border type=3><stack>N12<over>1/2"</stack></border>

            hexnote2.PNG