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12-07-2015 05:36 PM

Does anyone understand the way Solid Edge draws balloons based off the "height" input?

I realize the "height" is basically a multiple of the text size, however check this against the triangle, and no dimension seems to fit this basic understanding (most other shapes I can find this dimension applied, and quite often intuitively). I want to understand this so that drawings produced in other programs can use identical sizing.

Note that I'm sadly still using ST4 if that makes any difference.

Thanks in advance.

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12-09-2015 03:31 PM

The triangle is an equilateral triangle with the length of each side equal to 1.5 times the balloon size. Refer the attached image.

The length of triangle side is ~79mm and it is a 1.5 times of the balloon size 53mm. The ratio 1.5 is fixed and cannot be changed. The triangle is placed in such a way that, it will remain intact with the break line. The triangle position is correct and can be verified like: three cores cut by triangle with the circle of balloon size are equal.

Regards,

Rick B.

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