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Drawing Format Notes

Drawing Format Notes

Want to be able to add a standard set of manufacturing notes to drawing formats, which can be edited once detail drawing is created. Do not want to use a table

7 Comments
StephenWilliams
Sapphire II

Don't forget to vote on your own idea Justin Horning

BenLoosli
Sapphire II

You can do this today by using an Annotation feature in your model file and then put the reference to it on your drawing.

We do this with standard notes, the material block and the tolerance block.

jhorning
Newbie

How do you reference the annotation in the drawing?

BenLoosli
Sapphire II

The text on the drawing template file says &Std_note.

The model has an annotation feature named Std_note.

I did not set these up, but I have modified them.

mender
Regular Member

Relevant to this, we consider the drawing template to be the general approach for this sort of desired outcome, but if a case can be made for an workflow that having certain format notes be copied to the drawing (as tables are) instead of shown in the format, we can consider it.  Things to consider would be whether you could achieve an outcome otherwise impossible, or make some result more efficiently.

TomU
Emerald II

The problem with templates is that they can't be reapplied after a drawing has been created.  When you have a large number of pre-existing drawings that need to be updated (for whatever reason), the only options are to reapply the format or recreate the drawing from scratch.

BenLoosli
Sapphire II

I consider templates to be initial use only types of files. Start parts and drawing templates that get the initial setup of the company's data out there in a consistent manner. We have changed formats many times and just update them when needed. The start parts and drawing templates get changed when we need to move forward with new criteria.

If you do make the type of change that is beyond the format and must be incorporated into all files, within reason, this is a good use for a company-wide mapkey file. I have just such an issue now. We are updating the Std_Tolerance annotation note in all models which drives the tolerance block on the drawing, going from ASME Y14.5M-1994 to ASME Y14.5-2009 as our standard.  (Now to get the mapkey to work in any model, not just the session it is created in. )