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ID balloon add colour infill

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hi

 

I have a requirement from production to highlight the fixing method of certain components by having a colour infill or background to an ID balloon on the assembly drawing.

 

I know there are many more sophisticated methods of doing this with PMI etc. but this is an easy initial win with our current practices.

 

I have attached a PDF example that uses symbols positioned over the balloons. This would be fine but they don't align associatively very well when you repositin the ID balloons.

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Re: ID balloon add colour infill

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Try using the menu -> edit -> annotation -> origin command to associate the symbol with the balloon (or vice-versa).

Re: ID balloon add colour infill

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thanks for the suggestion. I did look at that method but I couldn't seem to pick up any snap points on the symbol or balloon. The only association I could get at initial placement of the symbol was a vetical and horizontal alignment. The symbol moved with the balloon but didn't stay centered. I can smash the symbol and align the balloon then but then reposition of the smashed symbol is difficult and the ballopn is locked to it. 

Re: ID balloon add colour infill

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

In the attached part file I used the origin tool with the "offset character" option, "middle center" alignment, and zero values for the X and Y scale factor. The ID symbol with the "A1" text is associated with the datum target symbol; move the datum target and the ID symbol will follow. The other datum target is associated to the "A2" ID symbol; move the ID symbol and the datum target will follow.