VDA refers to a German Quality System, generally used for the automotive industry. This is a highly recognized and respected quality management system, which requires a 90 percent compliance record for formal audits. So, we’re glad SOLIDWORKS 2021 has added these specific balloons in the core products.
Before we use the VDA balloon we first must set some document specific settings. Click Options > Document Properties > Annotations > Balloons > under Leader Display select VDA.
VDA balloons have a few different steps to access them and require modified work flow to use. Similar to manual balloons we go to the Annotation tab > and select Balloon command. While here, we must adjust a setting under Balloon Text, clicking the drop down menu and select Text and enter the character of choice. Place the balloon on the desired dimension.
Once placed, we must select the balloon again and in the settings select More Properties. Under the Leader area select the balloon on the right side that looks like the VDA. This will change the appearance to the VDA balloon type.
The balloon might not be in the correct location or angle, to change the click and hold the end point of the balloon and drag.
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