Dimension Leader and Free Text

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alexwhite
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Dimension Leader and Free Text

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The Ordinate Dimension tool that is a leader, arrow and text doesn't seem to have a "free text" entry mode in 2015.3.1

In 1.8.7 I would use the Dimension radius leader to point to an object and then I had the option to write in a text like "Rigid Insulation" and edit it later.

This new tool doesn't seem to work this way...

What am I missing?
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Re: Dimension Leader and Free Text

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The Annotation tool is what you are looking for. It is a method of the Texts tool and you can use it to add leaders and labels to the project.
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When used on symbols, the Annotation tool also prompts a description of the object, like type, size, preset name, etc.

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Re: Dimension Leader and Free Text

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gratzie = that is exactly what I needed
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Re: Dimension Leader and Free Text

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Probably missing somethign obvious here, but I cannot figure out how to set the arrows for the new annotation tool. Please help...?

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Re: Dimension Leader and Free Text

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Use the menus on the Properties bar, between the line type and the pen weight buttons. As for all objects, you can either set them in advance or apply to the selection.

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