New basic attach type for Annotations in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020

Article by John Lee, CSWE updated December 27, 2019


New in SOLIDWORKS Composer 2020, is a basic attach type for labels.  It is simpler than some of the other attach types, for example, it has no Properties > Label (even though it is a label).  True to its name, it is rather basic.  There is a certain beauty in simplicity!

Labels using the ‘basic’ attach type

To set the labels to basic attach type, select the labels and choose Properties > Attach > Type > Basic

Setting the Basic attach type

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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.