Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation [VIDEO]

Article by Scott Durksen, CSWE updated July 2, 2014

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Sometimes you may need to assign multiple leaders from a single annotation.  There are several different ways of creating multiple leaders depending on what type of annotation you are using.

Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation

Creating Multiple Leaders from a SOLIDWORKS Annotation

1) Pre-select when adding note

  • If you are adding Notes that need to point to multiple locations, pre-select the vertices, edges or faces and then use the Note tool

2) Ctrl-select before placing the annotation

  • When using an annotation tool like Balloon, select the location for the first leader, then hold Ctrl and select as many additional leader locations
  • Then click to place the annotation

3) Ctrl-drag existing leader attachment points to other locations

  • If an annotation has already been placed on the drawing with a leader, Ctrl-drag the leader attachment point and drop it on another location

 

Here is a video demonstrating the different options:

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Scott Durksen, CSWE

Scott is a SOLIDWORKS Elite Applications Engineer and is based in our Dartmouth, Nova Scotia office.