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Symbol with text of variable height

GrahameWard
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Symbol with text of variable height

I'm on a symbol kick at the moment. I am trying to create a custom symbol like the one in the attached pic:
gward-+2014-06-17+08-33-55.jpg

Variable text in the bottom and top half. The top half is \dim\, so I can pick a dimension on the drawing to insert into the circle. In this case I want the dimension of "Ø.06 [1.5]" (the latter being mm of course), but I really want this dimension inside the top half of the circle. We don't want this unweidly dimension hanging out in space like it is doing.

I want the circle to stay the same size but I want this symbol to have the text shrink-to-fit.... you know, like in a $100 Microsoft Office Excel speadsheet cell. The way it works at the moment, the text height drives the circle diameter, but I want it to be the other way around. I'm sure my $15,000+ Pro/E software can make this happen too, I just can't seem to work out how and I've been all over the Help files and the discussion boards here. Does anyone know how to do this? And yes, I know the dimension will be small but that's okay.

It's Creo/Elements/WF5.0.


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Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Hey Grahame! Long time no post! Hope you've been well!

Ummm, that's an interesting one. I've played around with symbols, and it IS kind of cumbersome, but lemme see if I can get some time to look at this.

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Hey Frank. Things are good. New job, same ol' ProE....

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Well.....hope at least the JOB is better! LOLZ...

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

I just read this on my ProE Help Center:

Calculating the Size of Annotation Components


Example B


This example explains how the proportion value is calculated for non-Text-height based annotation symbols that have an editable symbol height smaller than the calculated text height and the effect on annotation component sizes due to a change in the symbol height.

You what?

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

A very helpful answer.

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

....Imagine my surprise to find out you now work at our corporate office!

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Small world, huh?

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Yup! Hopefully one of us will be able to travel to the other's facility and finally meet face-to-face!

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

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Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Well, we had an EPIC year here last winter.....just sayin'.....

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

Just how microscopic do you wish the text to be?

If it can be tiny some of the time perhaps it can be that tiny all of the time.

I used to count on improvements in terms of releases, now I think they are better numbered in terms of re-brandings. I think 2 or 3 rebrandings will be required before drawing symbols get an overhaul.

Re: Symbol with text of variable height

David Schenken wrote:

Just how microscopic do you wish the text to be?

And yes, I know the dimension will be small but that's okay.

If it can be tiny some of the time perhaps it can be that tiny all of the time.

I used to count on improvements in terms of releases, now I think they are better numbered in terms of re-brandings. I think 2 or 3 rebrandings will be required before drawing symbols get an overhaul.

By that time ProE will be called "Spod from the Planet Thrng." It'll be like that computer that Tony Stark uses in Iron Man, except Drawing Options will still be a bloody text file.

Some perspective is needed. You know, PTC.... all I want is some numbers inside a circle. And no, I don't want it in persepective.

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