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Annotation Tables

A table consists of cells arranged in rows and columns. Cells can contain either text or data that you can format individually.

Tables are available on the Table toolbar for:

Most tables have the following functionality:

  • Drag with the pointer

  • Snap to an anchor point that you can set

  • Snap to lines and vertices in the sheet format

  • Use standard or custom templates

  • Add columns and rows and adjust their dimensions

  • Select and delete tables, columns, and rows

  • Split or merge tables

  • Merge or split adjacent cells

  • Sort the contents of columns

  • Zoom to selection

  • Control color in layers

You can also edit items in most tables:

  • If you edit items in a table, automatic controls do not change them. To edit text, double-click the text and edit on screen. The Note PropertyManager appears, allowing you to format the text in addition to editing it.

  • If the cell value is parametrically linked to a part or assembly document, a warning appears, indicating that editing the value will sever the link. To restore the link in the future, delete the user-defined text from the cell, or right-click the cell and select Restore Original Value.

The following procedures do not apply to every type of table.

To drag a table:

  1. In the table PropertyManager, clear Attach to anchor point. (For Excel-based bills of materials, clear Use table anchor point in the Bill of Materials Properties dialog box.)

  2. Hold Alt and drag the table from anywhere inside the table.

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Drag the icon in the upper left corner of the table.

To snap a table to sheet format entities:

  1. Drag the table toward a vertical or horizontal line or a vertex in the sheet format.

  2. As the edge of the table snaps to the line or point, release the pointer.

To add a column or row to a table:

In the column or row where you want to add the new column or row, right-click and select Insert, then select an option.

To select or delete a table, column, or row:

Right-click in the table and choose Select or Delete, then Table, Column, or Row.

If you select an entire table, press Delete to delete the table. If only a cell is selected, press Delete to delete the contents of the cell.

To format an entire table:

  1. Click the icon in the upper left corner to select the table.

  2. Format the table.

To view the header row:

  1. Move the pointer over the icon in the upper left corner of the table.

  2. Click when the pointer changes to .

    You can see the header row and modify the text.

To split a table:

Right-click in the table and select Split:

  • Horizontally Above

  • Horizontally Below

  • Vertically Left

  • Vertically Right

To merge a table that has been split, right-click in a section of the table and select Merge Tables.

To merge or split adjacent cells:

  1. Select the cells.

  2. Right-click and select Merge cells or Unmerge a cell.

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