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Displaying Annotations in Parts and Assemblies

You can add annotations such as dimensions, notes, and symbols to your part or assembly model.

You can:

  • Select the types of annotations to display in Annotation Properties.
  • Control the display of annotations using shortcut menu selections on Annotations in the FeatureManager design tree.
  • Import the annotations from the model into a drawing.

Toggling the Display of Annotations

To toggle the display of annotations:

  • Right-click Annotations and select (or clear) the items to display:
    Option Description
    Display Annotations All annotation types that are selected in the Annotation Properties dialog box are displayed. This is the same as selecting the Display Annotations check box in the Annotation Properties dialog box.
    Show Feature Dimensions This is the same as selecting the Feature dimensions check box in the Display filter of the Annotation Properties dialog box.
    Show Reference Dimensions This is the same as selecting the Reference dimensions check box in the Display filter of the Annotation Properties dialog box.
    Show DimXpert Annotations This is the same as selecting the DimXpert dimensions check box in the Display filter of the Annotation Properties dialog box.

Toggling the Display of Selected Feature Dimensions

To toggle the display of selected feature dimensions:

  • Do one of the following:
    • To hide an individual dimension, right-click it, and select Hide.
    • To hide all the dimensions of a selected feature, right-click the feature in the FeatureManager design tree, or right-click one of its faces, and select Hide All Dimensions.
    • To re-display the dimensions, right-click the feature or one of its faces, and select Show All Dimensions.
    • To show dimension names, click View > Dimension Names or Hide/Show Items > View Dimension Names (Heads-Up View toolbar).


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