Chain note

Chain note

Chain note

MouseOK    Ribbon: Home, Annotate – Leaders >  Chain note

MouseOK    Menu: Draw – Notes >  Chain notes…

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: NOTEH

The command opens the Chain note dialog box to set the note options:


Use the icons to select the style of the extension line:




Open arrow.



Use the icons to select the text alignment method:

By left edge.

By center.

By right edge.

Other icons:

The Insert special symbol icon opens the panel with the table of special symbols, to select and insert them at the current cursor position in the text input field.

The Notepad icon opens the Notepad dialog box.

The Match properties icon temporarily closes the dialog box to specify the inserted leader whose properties should be copied and applied to the newly-created leader.

The Add extension line icon is used to insert additional extension lines. The icon is available when you edit a chain note inserted into the drawing.

Right-click in the text field and choose the required menu item:

The History item contains a list of recently input text lines.

The Recent item is a list specified by the user.

The Pick from drawing item opens the Value picker toolbar which allows you to copy values from the objects on the drawing:

To create a chain note:


1.    Type the required text into the text fields.

2.    Select the required note options.

3.    Click OK.

4.    Specify the first leader node.

5.    Specify the next leader nodes.

6.    Specify the last node and press ENTER.

7.    Specify the shelf position.

If the first leader node is placed on the line, the extension line will be perpendicular to this line.

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