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Adding item notes

From: SolidWorks 2014 Essential Training

Video: Adding item notes

Almost all drawings have some sort of notes calling When you want to reuse your same notes multiple

Adding item notes

Almost all drawings have some sort of notes calling information that cannot be relayed in the standard views. Common information is material, finishes, extra processes, special features, and packaging. SolidWorks has a note tool that allow us to type out the notes, and even has some auto indenting and numbering functionality. Additionally, these notes can be saved to the design library for future use. To use the note tool, just go ahead, under Annotations and click on Note. You just click wherever you want the note to start. You can choose whatever font you want, whatever size you want, and just start typing.

If you click, you can see, I can zoom in. If I go back, and I can double-click on this. Notice I have a spelling mistake, make some changes. Items. You can come in here. You can highlight it, you can bulletize it, you can number it, you can name it. We can make a bunch of different modifications to that note, and then you can move it around anywhere you want on your drawing. Very easy to work with. You can also give notes, specifically to a certain feature. For instance, over here, if I want to call out this connection between these different holes, I can add a note here, and I can say like, debur cross hole.

And notice that stays attached to my tooltip, then I can move it around later, and add it to something else. When I'm happy with what I have, or I want to add any more of those same notes. Hit Escape to turn that off. Couple of different notes, really easy to add, move them around your screen, whatever you need, you can place notes. I also want to point out that you can use that Balloon command, up here, and you can create a specialty little note box, so I can maybe like a hexagon and I can add maybe a quantity, or text, in this case, I'll call out, like, two.

And I can place that on my drawing. So then I can maybe place that next to something else like this, saying that I wanted to burr and refer up here to note two, remove all sharp edges. That happens to be one of the sharp edges that happens to be internal to the hole. When you want to reuse your same notes multiple times, and it's very handy to do that because a lot of times you're not going to remember all these specific standards you might be calling out in your drawing. For example, this ASTM spec for the material, as well as the mill spec for the anodized. You probably don't remember those off the top of your head. So what we'd like to do is actually save that over here to the Design Library.

If you open up the Design Library, you can see that I've got annotations, and all kinds of different things that are saved in here, and I want to put this note inside of this annotation folder. It's pretty easy to do. Go ahead and click on the Plus, add it to the Library. And, choose the note. So, I want Note One. That's what I want to add to the library. And, I'm going to call out something like AL with anno. Okay, it's going to save in this folder here. Click OK. And, now it's saved in that folder. Next time I want to use it, just go ahead and open up the Design Library. Grab that note and just drag and drop it into your design.

It stays active on your tool tip if you want to add it multiple times. If not, hit Escape. Turn it off and you can quickly add or remove those notes from your drawings. All good drawings should always have some sort of drawing notes. Use the notes to further explain complex operations or to call out specs for post finishing operations.

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SolidWorks 2014 Essential Training

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Gabriel Corbett
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  1. 1m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 7s
    2. Using the exercise files
      44s
  2. 31m 13s
    1. Launching SolidWorks for the first time
      3m 55s
    2. Accessing and customizing the Ribbon
      4m 14s
    3. Touring the shortcut bar and identifying essential keys
      7m 27s
    4. Saving, renaming, and managing files
      10m 28s
    5. Working with the new view cube, or View Selector
      2m 36s
    6. New features in SolidWorks 2013 and 2014
      2m 33s
  3. 14m 11s
    1. Understanding the 3D world
      2m 31s
    2. Creating your first part
      3m 15s
    3. The virtual, parametric prototyping environment
      1m 56s
    4. The FeatureManager and feature-based modeling
      3m 43s
    5. History-based modeling and the rollback bar
      2m 46s
  4. 28m 32s
    1. Starting a new sketch
      6m 50s
    2. The six steps used in almost all modeling features
      52s
    3. The Line and Centerline tools
      3m 25s
    4. Using the Circle tool
      1m 51s
    5. Adding and removing relationships and dimensions
      6m 56s
    6. Understanding relationship types
      3m 58s
    7. System options, units, and templates
      4m 40s
  5. 18m 28s
    1. Drawing rectangles
      5m 31s
    2. Creating arcs in a sketch
      4m 8s
    3. Drawing splines in a sketch
      4m 57s
    4. Sketching polygons
      3m 52s
  6. 36m 5s
    1. Trimming and extending portions of a sketch
      3m 54s
    2. Creating offset geometry
      3m 13s
    3. Moving, copying, rotating, and scaling elements
      3m 13s
    4. Erasing, undoing, and redoing actions
      2m 24s
    5. Using the mirror tools
      2m 24s
    6. Creating repeating patterns in a sketch
      4m 55s
    7. Using construction lines to build robust sketches
      3m 25s
    8. Applying fillets and chamfers to a sketch
      2m 32s
    9. Working with slots
      3m 46s
    10. Adding text to parts
      4m 1s
    11. Using the Convert Entities command
      2m 18s
  7. 9m 33s
    1. Working with planes
      5m 28s
    2. Placing and using axes
      2m 22s
    3. Placing a coordinate system
      1m 43s
  8. 17m 50s
    1. Extruding a sketch into a 3D object
      4m 36s
    2. Using Revolve to create 3D parts
      2m 42s
    3. Using Loft to create complex shapes
      4m 40s
    4. Refining a loft shape with guide curves
      2m 22s
    5. Using the sweep to create wire and pipe shapes
      3m 30s
  9. 20m 23s
    1. Modifying parts using the Extruded Cut tool
      5m 42s
    2. Working with the Revolved Cut tool
      6m 19s
    3. Using the Lofted Cut tool
      3m 32s
    4. Cutting holes and grooves with the Swept Cut tool
      4m 50s
  10. 21m 5s
    1. Using fillets and chamfers to smooth corners
      5m 58s
    2. Creating repeating rectangular patterns
      3m 16s
    3. Creating a circular pattern
      2m 27s
    4. Mirroring objects
      4m 0s
    5. Using the Shell and Draft tools
      3m 52s
    6. Scaling parts
      1m 32s
  11. 9m 39s
    1. Working with reusable sketches and blocks
      2m 47s
    2. Creating blocks
      3m 51s
    3. Designing with blocks
      3m 1s
  12. 29m 45s
    1. Understanding the tools for beginning a new assembly
      4m 46s
    2. The basic steps in creating an assembly
      3m 18s
    3. Mating parts together in an assembly
      6m 43s
    4. Working with subassemblies
      2m 9s
    5. Linear and circular assembly patterns
      4m 56s
    6. Downloading premade parts from the Internet
      3m 32s
    7. Using Toolbox
      4m 21s
  13. 15m 8s
    1. Mating parts with coincident, parallel, and distance mates
      4m 35s
    2. Mating parts with width mates
      5m 53s
    3. Mating parts with path mates
      2m 5s
    4. Mating parts by aligning planes
      2m 35s
  14. 10m 20s
    1. Getting started with the Hole Wizard
      4m 38s
    2. Positioning holes in layout sketches
      5m 42s
  15. 15m 27s
    1. Linking sketches to other parts
      4m 28s
    2. Linking to layout sketches
      6m 48s
    3. Using the Hole Wizard in context
      4m 11s
  16. 17m 15s
    1. Understanding threading concepts
      7m 17s
    2. Using a helix and Swept Path to create a thread
      4m 2s
    3. Understanding internal threads
      5m 56s
  17. 17m 25s
    1. Using equations to drive a sketch
      5m 5s
    2. Working with complex calculations
      2m 6s
    3. Integrating Microsoft Excel to manage design tables
      7m 10s
    4. Building assemblies using part configurations
      3m 4s
  18. 23m 17s
    1. Working with drawing templates
      6m 49s
    2. Setting up drawing options and sheet properties
      3m 43s
    3. Choosing the correct projection angle
      2m 21s
    4. Adding model views to a drawing
      10m 24s
  19. 16m 8s
    1. Creating general dimension notations
      6m 37s
    2. Creating ordinate and running dimensions
      3m 0s
    3. Dimensioning holes and curved features
      3m 8s
    4. Using the autodimension tools
      3m 23s
  20. 14m 38s
    1. Creating holes and callouts
      5m 8s
    2. Adding center marks and centerlines to a drawing
      3m 46s
    3. Adding item notes
      2m 57s
    4. Making drawing revisions
      2m 47s
  21. 11m 42s
    1. Adding assemblies to drawings
      2m 10s
    2. Including a bill of materials
      1m 42s
    3. Adding balloons to specify parts on an assembly drawing
      1m 39s
    4. Adding a title block and sheet properties
      2m 8s
    5. Building an exploded view for an assembly drawing
      4m 3s
  22. 1m 2s
    1. Next steps
      1m 2s

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