Prevent drawing notes from merging

A new option was added in SolidWorks 2011 SP3 that you may find quite useful.  In a past release, the new functionality of merging drawing notes when dragging over one another was introduced.  This is great when you need to combine the annotations, but can make the positioning of notes tricky when in close proximity and you don’t want them to merge.

In the latest service pack, the new option can be found under System Options > Drawings > “Disable note merging when dragging”.  Enabling the option will prevent notes from merging with other notes, balloons, and dimensions.

Merge Note Option

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  1. says

    Thanks Scott, I was not aware of this added functionality.

    I always pressed the Shift Key when dragging notes that were not supposed to merge. The only problem is that you do not get a preview during dragging.

    I hope that SolidWorks would improve this functionality further. Let’s the notes will not merge with simple dragging and they will with a hotkey pressed during dragging (ALT maybe?)

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