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Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
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Re: arrowhead

In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command Finder
and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4 similar
commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to find it. You
want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you are doing a
leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use that command
directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or anything else you
might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names and it will find the
SE equivalent.
DS

"Pete Swenson" wrote in message
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>
> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>


Re: arrowhead


Thanks for your help.

"Dan Staples" wrote:
>In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command Finder
>
>and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4 similar
>
>commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to find it. You
>
>want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you are doing a
>leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use that command
>
>directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or anything else you
>might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names and it will find the
>
>SE equivalent.
>
>DS
>
>
>"Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>

>
>

Re: arrowhead

Dan,
Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"Dan Staples" wrote in message
news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command Finder
> and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4 similar
> commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to find it.
> You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you are doing
> a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use that
> command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or anything
> else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names and it will
> find the SE equivalent.
>
> DS
>
>
> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>

>
>

Re: arrowhead

After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
the vertex.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Dan,
>
> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>
>> DS
>>
>>
>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: arrowhead

Hi David,
I know the procedure but it can't be done in the manner that is described in the help file which is what you repeated in your response below. However, after some trial and error I found the correct procedure to do this;
1.. Select a leader to display its handles.
2.. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex,
3.. Click and hold cursor over the chosen position,
4.. Hold the ALT key and release the mouse button,
5.. Drag the handle to position the new vertex.
David, I think you guys need to amend the help file.
Best regards,

--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:461f742c$3@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
> the vertex.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Dan,
>>
>> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
>> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>>
>>> DS
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: arrowhead

I'm just a user so the help menu is out of my control. Regardless, I am able to insert a vertex exactly how the help menu describes. I can also add one using the method you describe. Be sure you have selected the leader before ALT+Click to add the vertex.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:462365b5@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Hi David,
I know the procedure but it can't be done in the manner that is described in the help file which is what you repeated in your response below. However, after some trial and error I found the correct procedure to do this;
1.. Select a leader to display its handles.
2.. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex,
3.. Click and hold cursor over the chosen position,
4.. Hold the ALT key and release the mouse button,
5.. Drag the handle to position the new vertex.
David, I think you guys need to amend the help file.
Best regards,

--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:461f742c$3@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
> the vertex.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Dan,
>>
>> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
>> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>>
>>> DS
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: arrowhead

Sorry, David. I thought you were part of the SE Team. I don't know which OS you are on but I am on XP Pro. There is a difference between holding the mouse button first then hold the Alt key before releasing the mouse button. I have tried all other iterations and the new vertex will not get inserted any other way. If you follow the help file to the letter, it is hold the Alt key and then click on the selected position. The new vertex will not happen as instructed by the help file.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:46237482@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
I'm just a user so the help menu is out of my control. Regardless, I am able to insert a vertex exactly how the help menu describes. I can also add one using the method you describe. Be sure you have selected the leader before ALT+Click to add the vertex.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:462365b5@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Hi David,
I know the procedure but it can't be done in the manner that is described in the help file which is what you repeated in your response below. However, after some trial and error I found the correct procedure to do this;
1.. Select a leader to display its handles.
2.. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex,
3.. Click and hold cursor over the chosen position,
4.. Hold the ALT key and release the mouse button,
5.. Drag the handle to position the new vertex.
David, I think you guys need to amend the help file.
Best regards,

--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:461f742c$3@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
> the vertex.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Dan,
>>
>> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
>> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>>
>>> DS
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: arrowhead

The Help file to a "T" says:
Step 1. Select a leader (A) to display its handles.


Step 2. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex (B).

Step 3. Hold the ALT key and click (C).

Step 4. Drag the handle to position the new vertex (D).


You cannot insert a vertex on the horizontal break line of a leader.


I am on XP Pro, and it works EXACTLY as the Help states.

--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com

"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:46249a0e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Sorry, David. I thought you were part of the SE Team. I don't know which OS you are on but I am on XP Pro. There is a difference between holding the mouse button first then hold the Alt key before releasing the mouse button. I have tried all other iterations and the new vertex will not get inserted any other way. If you follow the help file to the letter, it is hold the Alt key and then click on the selected position. The new vertex will not happen as instructed by the help file.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:46237482@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
I'm just a user so the help menu is out of my control. Regardless, I am able to insert a vertex exactly how the help menu describes. I can also add one using the method you describe. Be sure you have selected the leader before ALT+Click to add the vertex.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:462365b5@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Hi David,
I know the procedure but it can't be done in the manner that is described in the help file which is what you repeated in your response below. However, after some trial and error I found the correct procedure to do this;
1.. Select a leader to display its handles.
2.. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex,
3.. Click and hold cursor over the chosen position,
4.. Hold the ALT key and release the mouse button,
5.. Drag the handle to position the new vertex.
David, I think you guys need to amend the help file.
Best regards,

--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:461f742c$3@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
> the vertex.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Dan,
>>
>> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
>> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>>
>>> DS
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: arrowhead

Ken,
Thank you for chipping in. But I still maintain that the procedure described in the help file is in error. This is my observation;
1.. Description Step 1 is okay,
2.. The problem is in Step 2. It says "Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex". But in actual fact, I have to click and hold over the selected position,
3.. I also have a problem with Step 3. What needs to be done is hold the Alt key and release the mouse button. Only then the new vertex is inserted,
4.. Description Step 4 is okay.
I really surprised that you can insert a new vertex EXACTLY as described by the help file and I have to do it differently.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"PellaKen" wrote in message news:4624f8cd$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
The Help file to a "T" says:
Step 1. Select a leader (A) to display its handles.


Step 2. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex (B).

Step 3. Hold the ALT key and click (C).

Step 4. Drag the handle to position the new vertex (D).


You cannot insert a vertex on the horizontal break line of a leader.


I am on XP Pro, and it works EXACTLY as the Help states.

--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com

"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:46249a0e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Sorry, David. I thought you were part of the SE Team. I don't know which OS you are on but I am on XP Pro. There is a difference between holding the mouse button first then hold the Alt key before releasing the mouse button. I have tried all other iterations and the new vertex will not get inserted any other way. If you follow the help file to the letter, it is hold the Alt key and then click on the selected position. The new vertex will not happen as instructed by the help file.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:46237482@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
I'm just a user so the help menu is out of my control. Regardless, I am able to insert a vertex exactly how the help menu describes. I can also add one using the method you describe. Be sure you have selected the leader before ALT+Click to add the vertex.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message news:462365b5@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
Hi David,
I know the procedure but it can't be done in the manner that is described in the help file which is what you repeated in your response below. However, after some trial and error I found the correct procedure to do this;
1.. Select a leader to display its handles.
2.. Position the cursor over the leader where you want to insert a vertex,
3.. Click and hold cursor over the chosen position,
4.. Hold the ALT key and release the mouse button,
5.. Drag the handle to position the new vertex.
David, I think you guys need to amend the help file.
Best regards,

--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message news:461f742c$3@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> After placing the leader, hold ALT and click on the leader where you want
> the vertex.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f644e@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Dan,
>>
>> Can we insert a vertex into this kind of leader? I can't seem to do it.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
>> news:45d0fac7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> In Solid Edge we call this a "leader". To find this command use Command
>>> Finder (you'll be glad you discovered this). Go to Help --> Command
>>> Finder and key in "leader" (without the quotes of course). It will find 4
>>> similar commands -- when you hover over each it will show you where to
>>> find it. You want the one with the little plus sign. Unless of course you
>>> are doing a leader for a callout or balloon or something -- then just use
>>> that command directly. You can use command finder to find "move" or
>>> anything else you might need. You can even key in AutoCAD command names
>>> and it will find the SE equivalent.
>>>
>>> DS
>>>
>>>
>>> "Pete Swenson" wrote in message
>>> news:45d0e736$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> Is there a way to draw a line with an arrowhead, to point something out?
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>