Annotations on drawings

Post here for help on using FreeCAD's graphical user interface (GUI).
Forum rules
and Helpful information
IMPORTANT: Please click here and read this first, before asking for help

Also, be nice to others! Read the FreeCAD code of conduct!
User avatar
Maavhamt
Posts: 92
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:08 am

Annotations on drawings

Postby Maavhamt » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 am

Hi,
I have just updated an old drawing but have forgotten how to update the annotations! Also they have got jumbled up somehow. Please advise how I update and align the annotations. Thanks.
Capture.PNG
Capture.PNG (44.16 KiB) Viewed 270 times
OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
Build type: Release
Branch: releases/FreeCAD-0-18
Hash: 980bf9060e28555fecd9e3462f68ca74007b70f8
Python version: 3.6.6
Qt version: 5.6.2
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: English/UnitedKingdom (en_GB)
Maavhamt
[/size]
User avatar
Maavhamt
Posts: 92
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:08 am

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby Maavhamt » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:44 am

It's OK I've just worked in it out. "Editable Texts" in the "Page" tab on the tree...
Problem solved.
Maavhamt
[/size]
User avatar
Maavhamt
Posts: 92
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:08 am

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby Maavhamt » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:52 am

No I haven't, I can edit the text but not the position on the drawing, so I'm still stuck.
Maavhamt
[/size]
User avatar
Kunda1
Posts: 8739
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:03 pm

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby Kunda1 » Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 am

How was this file created?
In the TechDraw Workbench or (the now obsolete) Drawing Dimensions Workbench ?

PS please fix your signature (it has some rogue bbcode)
Want to contribute back to FC? Checkout:
#lowhangingfruit | Use the Source, Luke. | How to Help FreeCAD | How to report FC bugs and features
User avatar
wandererfan
Posts: 4078
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:42 pm

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby wandererfan » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm

Kunda1 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:37 am
How was this file created?
In the TechDraw Workbench or (the now obsolete) Drawing Dimensions Workbench ?
It is Drawing WB. You can tell by the checkerboard background.

Drawing Dimensions was an add on for Drawing.
vocx
Posts: 5206
Joined: Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:18 pm

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby vocx » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm

Maavhamt wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 am
Hi,
I have just updated an old drawing ...

Version: 0.18.4 (GitTag)
...
The Drawing Workbench is obsolete. To modify these files, you should stick to FreeCAD 0.16 and use Drawing there.

The newer TechDraw Workbench is the replacement since 0.17. In 0.18 it has more tools, and it's much more improved in 0.19 (in development).

Nobody is maintaining the Drawing Workbench nor the Drawing Dimensioning Addon, so our recommendation is to re-create your drawings in TechDraw, or to stick with the old version.
Always add the important information to your posts if you need help. Also see Tutorials and Video tutorials.
To support the documentation effort, and code development, your donation is appreciated: liberapay.com/FreeCAD.
User avatar
Maavhamt
Posts: 92
Joined: Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:08 am

Re: Annotations on drawings

Postby Maavhamt » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:07 pm

OK guys thanks it was in DrawingDimension a couple of years ago that I made that drawing. So I'll use the new bench.
Maavhamt
[/size]