Sketch Annotations

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BassMati
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Sketch Annotations

Postby BassMati » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:22 am

Hi to all,

is it possible to create text annotations in a Sketch? My drawings are getting complicated and deserve some text here and there in addition to pure datum values…

The TechDraw workbench could be tool of choice to create multiple pages from a single sketch to illustrate various aspects, but I could find a way to create a page from a sketch directly, only from a 3D object. Unfortunately, there are no 3D objects created from my "skeleton sketches", which are only used to construct and calculate some geometry values, and I don't want to create a Pad from these sketches solely for that purpose.

So, is there a trick with the TechDraw workbench? Thanks in advance!
openBrain
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Re: Sketch Annotations

Postby openBrain » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:50 am

Hi,
If you don't need that the text is visually displayed in the sketch, you can add a custom property of type PropertyStringList to the sketch and store your annotations there. ;)
BassMati
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Re: Sketch Annotations

Postby BassMati » Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:51 am

Thanks for the idea! that would be great for commenting the purpose of an entire sketch. Certainly useful! But I was was indeed looking for a means to create visual text in the drawing.