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Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

Hi everyone,

 

Can someone explain this behavior to me?  And hopefully a way to fix it?  I'm on ST9 but it's been this way for me since I started with ST7.

 

Thanks,

Ryan

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTSMQV1LUDU

 

Lab Machinist Solutions, LLC
Waltham, MA, USA
http://www.labmachinist.com
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Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

Yep, I've experienced that. Very annoying.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200
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‎10-14-2016 02:04 PM

Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

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Grab the text itself and not the handle like you are. I believe that is the trick.

 

It is weird though. Sometimes it'll do that. Sometimes it doesn't. But I've found that when it's doing that, if I grab the text instead of the handle, it goes whereever I want it to.

ST9
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

You're right, thank you!  How bizarre. 

 

It still snaps the callout over so your mouse is now over the tail of the leader arrow, which is disorienting.  But if you pick it up by the text instead of by the handle, at least it stays where you drop it.

 

This can't be intended behavior, is it appropriate for a bug report?  I've never navigated that process.

Lab Machinist Solutions, LLC
Waltham, MA, USA
http://www.labmachinist.com

Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

I've noticed it since ST8, but I have a gap in my use as the most previous version I had used before ST8 was ST5. So somewhere between ST6 and ST8 it started doing this.

ST9
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"

Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

Yes.....this catches me too.....and further, try changing the stacked height for a coordinate dimension, after placement, and it'll go flying off into the distance. It never used to be this way.

 

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Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: Drawing callout cannot be placed close to feature

Also, if you use angular coordinate dimensioning, and if you have put a jog in it, then when you go to modify the orientation of the dim or the position of the text, it'll just crash everything. Had to come up with some work arounds because every. single. time. it crashes.

ST9
Windows 7 Professional
Nvidia K2200 & Intel Xeon
"You're doing it wrong"