Document Properties - Surface Finishes

You can specify document-level drafting settings for surface finish annotations. Available for all document types.

To open this page:

With a drawing open, click Options (Standard toolbar), select the Document Properties tab, and then select Annotations > Surface Finishes.

Overall drafting standard

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

Base surface finish standard

Base surface finish 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.



Click to modify the font.

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.


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.


Display symbols per 2002 Select to display surface finish per 2002 standards. Not available for ANSI or JIS.
JIS surface finish size Select Custom Scale and enter a Scale ratio, or select 1, 2, or 3 characters to specify the size.