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Markup Overview

Markup tools are available if:

  • SolidWorks eDrawings Professional is installed.

To use the markup tools:

  1. Create a new comment.

  2. Add markup elements, such as geometric elements, clouds, text, or dimensions to the comment using the markup tools.


  • If no comment has been started and you select a markup element, a new comment is created.

  • You can specify properties for markup elements on the Markup tab of Tools, Options.

  • Markup comments are displayed as a threaded discussion on the Markup tab in the SolidWorks eDrawings Manager.

  • You can add long descriptions in the Description box on the Markup tab. The descriptions do not appear in the graphics area.

  • Unread comments appear in bold in the threaded discussion.

  • You can edit your own comments only.

  • Markup comments remember the model state at the time of markup creation.

  • When you use the Line tool in a markup comment, horizontal and vertical snaps are available.

  • The Wrap text check box in the text box is selected by default so that text is wrapped automatically.

  • You can save markup files.


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