Best Practice - Custom Annotation in Creo Illustrate

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This is a short guide that shows how to make your own Annotations in Creo Illustrate.

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2. Short guide of how you can make your own Annotations in Creo Illustrate.

1. Best Practice Custom Annotation in Creo Illustrate Aug 2019

3. Step 1. Go to CalloutTemplates C:\Users\”Username” \AppData\Roaming\PTC\Illustrate

11. Appendix For detailed explanation and more features please visit: http://support.ptc.com/WCMS/files/156047/en/ CreoIllustrateInstallationGuideM030.pdf Page: 101

9. Appendix halo (Boolean) Specifies whether the leader line includes a halo. With a true value (default), the leader line will have a halo. With a false value, it will not. This attribute corresponds to the Halo check box under Effects. halo-color Specifies the color of the leader line halo in 6-digit hexadecimal notation #RRGGBB. For example, color= ”#000000".

10. Appendix dashes (Restricted) Specifies the leader line dash pattern. Valid values include Solid (default), dotdash, dotdotdash, dotted, dashdotdash, dashed, centerline, or hiddenline. These attribute values correspond to the Style line patterns under Leader line. start (Restricted) Specifies the shape at the start of the leader line. Valid values include round, arrow, or none (default). These attribute values correspond to Head settings under Leader line.

6. Step 4. Information <line-style weight="1pt" color="#80037b" halo="true" dashes="Solid" start="none" end=”none”/> See Appendix <text font="Arial" size="10pt" color=”#80037b”> Choose your text font and size and the color of the line and text. Colorcode: http://www.w3schools.com/colors/colors_picker.asp <shape type="Circle" border=”true”/> Choose your shape: circle, hexagon, square,

8. Appendix <line-style> Attributes id Provides unique identifier text for the line style. weight Specifies the line weight (or width) in points as npt, where n is a value from 0.25 to 24.00. The default leader line weight value is 1pt. This attribute value corresponds to the Weight setting under Leader line. color Specifies the leader line color in 6-digit hexadecimal notation #RRGGBB. For example, color="#AA0000". This attribute value corresponds to the Color setting under Leader line.

5. Step 3. Information <annotation id="PDS" hasLeaders=”true"> <— ID for the Annotation <name>PDS</name> <— Name <description>PDS Outline</description> <— Description <thumbnail url=”PDS.png"> <— Picture to be shown at dropdown menu Note: put your picture in C:\Users\”Username”\AppData \Roaming\PTC\Illustrate

4. Step 2. Open CalloutTemplates with a Text Editor Paste this after the last annotation(just a example) <annotation id="PDS" hasLeaders="true"> <name>PDS</name> <description>PDS Outline</description> <thumbnail url=”PDS.png"> <leaders> <line-style weight="1pt" color="#80037b" halo="true" dashes="Solid" start="none" end="none"/> </leaders> <label canEdit="false"> <text font="Arial" size="10pt" color="#80037b"> <useproperty category="System" name="pvITM"/> </text> <shape type="Circle" border="true"/> </label> </annotation>

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