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How to generate large indented text

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  • Jacant

    The text size can be changed by typing in the value. Once at that size the corner points can be dragged to adjust the size.

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  • towlerg

    Thanks for that but my DS seems to behave differently. If I overtype the number in the combo box with 50, as your example, the bell sounds and nothing changes.

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  • towlerg

    I should have said Win 7 x64 sp1 and DS ver 2020 R2

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  • Jacant

    I have never tried V2. I went from V1 to V4 then V5. I remember it worked in V4.

    I don't know of any other way apart from using Sketchup. DSM will read and write SKP files.

    I would recommend that you upgrade to V5

    https://www.rs-online.com/designspark/mechanical-download-and-installation 

     

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  • Tim Heeney

     Hi towlerg.

    In the version you have, 2020R2 - i believe that is V5. The latest DSM release is iteration 7232.

    Win 7 x64 is a supported os.

    The changing of annotation text height is done like this...

     My next post will outline the procedure for making multiple annotation planes. I believe there's a small bug in establishing new planes by a difficulty in de-activating the current plane.

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  • towlerg

    I do have V5. I posted that I had 2020 R2 which I guess is second rev of the 2020 version. I wonder if there not some setting that I don't have that you chaps do. Is Autofit related?

    Think I've sussed it, it always bells when I overtype the font size but if I expand the box first, the text gets bigger. Does that sound correct?

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  • Jacant

    Think I've sussed it, it always bells when I overtype the font size but if I expand the box first, the text gets bigger. Does that sound correct?

    I just tried that, the bell rang but the font size increased. So expanding the box does sound correct.

    I do not think there is a maximum size. The image shows a line 1000 mm with a font size of 5000

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  • Tim Heeney

    Hi towlerg.

    My bell rings to...

    If you have a need to make several Annotation planes, i have recently discovered it's not that obvious

    whats the correct procedure to make a new one.

    This is one method...

    Another way is to ' Activate ' another component - this de activates the current Annotation plane allow a new plane to be selected etc. etc.

    There appears to be a very simple way that's very fast to activate any existing plane... simply single 'Click' any existing dimension on the plane to be activated...

    Once activated, click the 'Dimension icon 'and start dimensioning...

    Annotating a model isn't something i'm very familiar with and as Jacant has mentioned, V4 worked - I think V5 is different ( if i remember V4 correctly ).

     

    Hope these notes . gifs etc help .

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  • Jacant

    Looking back at your original question. I take it that you just want to 'Add text to a design'. (Why would you want BIG annotations).

    If you really want to annotate a design to 'Print', then I would not bother. The reason being is that the model will be exported as 'Vector' lines whereas the annotations will be exported as 'Bitmaps'. The resultant print will always show the annotations as very dark thick lines. This even shows up in the Preview window.

    Instead, Save your drawing as a DXF file and annotate it in another program. I personally use the free version of https://nanocad.com/page/txtWhyNanoCAD 

    Before you save as a DXF file, change the Display - Graphics to 'Hidden Line Removed' and make sure that you are in the 'Plan' view of the face that you want to view and annotate. This is especially needed if you have a 3D model, so any underlying lines will not be exported. This is also very important if you want to 'Laser cut' your design. If you don't, then any underlying lines will be cut as well as the top lines that you can see.

    Preview in NanoCad

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  • towlerg

    @Jacant and Tim    Thanks a million guys. I had no idea the annotation plane was so odd. I shall certainly give NanCAD a whirl.

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