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Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

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Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

Am I missing something???

I simply want to create mulitple similarly formatted notes in a drawing. And by formatting I mean font, height, etc.

Specifically I am creating a sequence of notes each with only a number (1,2,3,4,5...) that are spaced apart by varying amounts. Shown in the attached image is a ruler example I've created to show the kind of thing I am trying to do.ruler.JPG

My initial approach was to create the first note, copy / paste that note, and then edit the note for the next number. SILLY ME!!! How dare I think that highlighting the note and then using the usual CTRL-C / CTRL-V routine would actually work. Anyone that has used windows based software anytime in the last couple decades knows that this is the way it is done but apparently it doesn't work in this one.

So then I changed my approach to select the "NOTE" tool in the annotate tab for each number I want to create and go through all the motions and button clicks required EVERY time. This is very frustrating and WAY ineffecient.

So maybe cut and paste is not an option in Creo. So how about incorporating a "MOVE" command where I could then select the note I wanted to copy and it brings up a dialog where you simply check the "copy" check box. Furthermore this dialog could have a text field where you could enter the number of copies you'd like and enter the absolute or relative x and y values that I want to move. THIS IS PURE GENIUS RIGHT?!! As much as I'd like to take the credit for this idea, alas, I can not as this feature has been used in EVERY other CAD software I have every used.

I am a relatively new Creo user so if I have missed something, and I sincerely hope this is the case because this feels like Creo 101 stuff, could someone please let me know?

Thank you for any help you can provide.

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Re: Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

Hi, copying works as follows:

-Single left click on text to highlight

-(slow) Single right click to bring up menu

-Select copy

-Right click on drawing sheet to bring up menu

-Select paste

-Select insert point for text in pop up window

-Select insert point on drawing sheet

-Repeat

You can then align the numbers using a snap line.

It is rather long winded..... but I find that Creo's like that in lots of functions.... JM

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Re: Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

Hi, copying works as follows:

-Single left click on text to highlight

-(slow) Single right click to bring up menu

-Select copy

-Right click on drawing sheet to bring up menu

-Select paste

-Select insert point for text in pop up window

-Select insert point on drawing sheet

-Repeat

You can then align the numbers using a snap line.

It is rather long winded..... but I find that Creo's like that in lots of functions.... JM

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Re: Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

Thanks James. I knew it had to be an easy answer. I hate getting stuck on basic things like this.

Re: Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

CTRL-C and CTRL-V works but you have to get the orginal selection un-selected before you paste. It's a quirk.

Threre is also a translate and copy function in the annotate tab under the EDIT drop down arrow if you want to do it that way.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)

Re: Creo 2.0 Drawing Note - copy and paste?

Also very helpful Stephen. Thank you as well.