×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

NX2 label problem

NX2 label problem

NX2 label problem

(OP)
I havn't used NX2 much for drafting yet, and have run into a little problem.
When I try to create a label pointing to something on the drawing, I am unable to get the usual leader line.  Instead the annotation editor is giving me the note I want but tied to a GD&T leader.  If I place the note on the drawing and slide the mouse over it, it is recognized as GD&T.

My annotation preferences seem to be correctly set.  How do I get an old fashioned note/leader?

RE: NX2 label problem

ewh,

I just ran into this myself.  NX2 is different in this regard.

To create a leader, enter the text in your annotation editor, as usual.  Then drag your cursor over the element you want the leader to point to.  You can select multiple elements by dragging the cursor across multiple elements before clicking in one spot to place the text.

If this is not clear, please let me know, as it is not intuitive!  

Regards,
Grant
Aerospace Engineer

RE: NX2 label problem

(OP)
Grant,

Thanks for your response.  I am able to place a note with a leader, it's just that instead of an arrowhead at the end of the leader, I get the inverted filled triangle of 1994 GD&T annotation.

I also can not swing the leader anywhere I want radially, only normal to the anchor point, again a GD&T thing.

As I posted before, all of my annotation preferences appear to be correct.  When I try to edit the preferences of the resuling label, they are already set to what I am trying to create.  Hopefully someone out there has a solution to this problem.

RE: NX2 label problem

When you have the text dialog up (annotation editor), another toolbar called "annotation placement" comes up. The 1st icon in this toolbar consists of a dropdown menu, where you can choose what type of leader you would like. You can pick the leader you are looking for there.
If the toolbar is not there, while the Annotion Editor is open, RMB in the "docked" toolbar area, and choose customize, make sure Annotation Placement is on.
As for why it defaults to GD&T leader, I do not know...

-Derek
DL Engineering Services

specializing in CAD Design Consultation Services
www.dl-engineering.com

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


Resources

eBook - Integrating the Engineering Ecosystem
Aras Innovator provides multiple options for integrating data between systems, depending on the scenario. Utilizing the right approach to meet specific business requirements is vital. These needs range from authoring tools, federating data from various and dissimilar databases, and triggering processes and workflows. Download Now
White Paper - Industry 4.0 and the Future of Engineering Education
With industries becoming more automated, more tech-driven and more complex, engineers need to keep their skills and knowledge up to date in order to stay on top of this wave—and to be prepared for the Industry 4.0 future. The University of Cincinnati offers two online Master of Engineering degree programs designed specifically for practicing engineers. Download Now
eBook - The Design Gridlock Manifesto
In this eBook, you’ll learn 6 ways old CAD technology slows your company down and hear how design teams have put those problems to rest. “The Design Gridlock Manifesto” shares first-hand modern CAD experiences from 15 companies around the world. Download Now
White Paper - Comparing Multi-Patterning at 5nm: SADP, SAQP, and SALELE
Self-aligned multi-patterning techniques such as SADP, SAQP, and SALELE are increasingly popular at advanced nodes, but each process has its pros and cons. IMEC and Mentor, a Siemens business collaborated to identify potentially less-obvious process and design limitations and trade-offs between the three SAMP techniques. Learn more in this paper. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close