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Document Properties - Balloons

You can specify document-level drafting settings for balloon annotations. You can override these settings in the PropertyManager.

To open this page, with a drawing open, click Options (Standard toolbar), select the Document Properties tab, and then select Annotations > Balloons.

Overall drafting standard


Overall drafting standard Inherited from the selected Drafting Standard page settings.

Base balloons standard

Base balloons standard
Select a standard:
  • ANSI
  • ISO
  • DIN
  • JIS
  • BSI
  • GOST
  • GB

Leader style


Leader Style Select: a style.
Leader Thickness Select: a thickness or select Custom Size and enter a thickness.

Frame style


Frame Style Sets the style for the shape surrounding the text.
Frame Thickness Select: a thickness or select Custom Size and enter a thickness.

Text


Font

Click to modify the font.


Upper For the upper section of circular split line balloons or for all other balloon types, select:
  • Text
  • Item Number
  • Quantity
  • Custom Properties
Upper applies to single and stacked balloons.
Lower For the lower section of circular split line balloons, select:
  • Text
  • Item Number
  • Quantity
  • Custom Properties

Leader display


Leader display Select from:

  • Straight
  • Bent. Inserts a horizontal bend in the leader that is aligned with the text. Select either:
    • Use document leader length. Derives leader length from the Annotations page settings.
    • Leader length. Lets you enter the length of the unbent portion of the leader.

Layer


Layer
Select a layer.
You must first create layers for the drawing before you can select them for document properties.

You must select Per Standard for Layer (Layer toolbar) in the drawing view document to apply these layer settings.

Single balloon

Style Select None to display the balloon text with no border, or select a balloon shape. Default is Circular.
Circular Triangular
Hexagon Box
Diamond Pentagon
Circular Split Line Flag - Five Sided
Flag - Triangle Underline
Square Square Circle
Inspect None
Size Select a size (a specified number of characters), Tight Fit (adjusts automatically to the text), or Custom Size (you set the balloon size).

Stacked balloons

Style Select a balloon shape.
Size

Select a size (a specified number of characters), Tight Fit (adjusts automatically to the text), or Custom Size (set the balloon size).

Auto balloon layout

Select a layout:
  • Square
  • Bottom
  • Left
  • Circular
  • Top
  • Right
Square layout


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