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CAD drafting Mechanical Note 6 Command line: NOTE

This command opens the Mechanical note dialog box to set the mechanical note options:

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Use the icons to add/remove text input fields and to add a border:

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Add string.

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Remove string.

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Simple note.

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Multiline note.

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

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Open arrow.

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Use the icons to select the text alignment method:

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By left edge.

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By center.

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By right edge.

Other icons and options:

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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.

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The Notepad icon opens the Notepad dialog box.

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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.

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

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

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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:

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To create a mechanical note:


1.    Type the required text into the text fields.

2.    Select the required leader options.

3.    Click OK.

4.    Specify a point on the object to which the leader arrow will be directed.

The following arrow type switching options are available in the command line and context menu:

None          – Creates the extension line without an arrow.

Arrow         – Creates the extension line with an arrow.

Point         – Creates the extension line with a point.

5.    Select an option and specify the leader position on the drawing.

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