LeaderLine and RichTextAnno Alpha Release

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Re: LeaderLine and RichTextAnno Alpha Release

Postby wandererfan » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:54 pm
1) Draw a wall in ArchWB >select the wall and create an Arch Section
2) Create a default page in TechDraw > Select the Arch section and create a Section plane View
3) Select the section Plane view and change the scale to 0.03
4) Select the section plane view and create a LeaderLine
5) Select the leader line and switch the Scalable property to True. The line disappears in the page view.
Here I share an example file.
Excellent instructions, thanks!

The leader is still there, but it is scaled to 0.03 of it's original size. The original leader is now smaller than the (unscaled) arrowhead. We can see this if we change the StartSymbol property to a style that lets the leader line show through.
VerySmallLeader.png
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This makes me wonder if the LeaderLine should scale with the view to which it is attached. Maybe it should behave differently - a) not scale at all, and use the edit points function to change the size of the line, or b) have it's own scale property independent of the parent view.

I don't know enough about drawing in the real world to decide what is the right answer. Have to rely on you Subject Matter Experts to guide me.
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Re: LeaderLine and RichTextAnno Alpha Release

Postby bitacovir » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:18 am

wandererfan wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:28 pm

Excellent instructions, thanks!

The leader is still there, but it is scaled to 0.03 of it's original size. The original leader is now smaller than the (unscaled) arrowhead. We can see this if we change the StartSymbol property to a style that lets the leader line show through.
VerySmallLeader.png

This makes me wonder if the LeaderLine should scale with the view to which it is attached. Maybe it should behave differently - a) not scale at all, and use the edit points function to change the size of the line, or b) have it's own scale property independent of the parent view.

I don't know enough about drawing in the real world to decide what is the right answer. Have to rely on you Subject Matter Experts to guide me.
Ohh. I see. I understand. So, there is no bug. Well, this is a good example of differences between Mechanical design drawings and Architectural design drawings (I'm Architect). For architectural projects we need to scale down a lot the drawings to show walls, roof, ext. in a A3 or A1 paper.
Now, the symbols should have an independent scale ratio. Not linked to the scale of the parent view, because they are part of the information in the Techdraw drawing for printing, not in the 3D world of the model. This way they can be used for both architecture and for mechanical drawings. Not to take action is also an option, because these symbols are "visible" enough in their standard size. Thus, the scale option in False is fine.
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Re: LeaderLine and RichTextAnno Alpha Release

Postby wandererfan » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:17 pm

bitacovir wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:34 am
The format change when I select texts in the window.
Should be fixed by git commit de3715908e.
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Re: LeaderLine and RichTextAnno Alpha Release

Postby bitacovir » Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:39 pm

wandererfan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Should be fixed by git commit de3715908e.
Yea! Well done.
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