Mechanical note

Mechanical note


Mechanical note

MouseOK    Ribbon: Home, Annotate – Leaders –  Mechanical notes

MouseOK    Menu: Draw – Notes >  Mechanical notes…

MouseOK    Toolbar: Utilities –

KeyboardOK Command line: NOTE

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


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

Add string.

Remove string.

Simple note.

Multiline note.

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 and options:

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 enabled when you edit a leader 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 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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