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January 10th, 2020|

Click https://www.discussoftware.com/online-training/ to access all the training sessions, Beginner to Advanced classes, January thru March. Prizes and Training Certificates awarded to participants. Don’t miss out.

Set up Default Balloon Properties

January 10th, 2020|

Under Settings click to set up Default Balloon Properties and select shape and the size of the balloons. Click OK and this is the default for this and future drawings.

Easily Import Custom Templates

January 10th, 2020|

Under File and Export Report using Excel, click Manage Templates and import the template to use. At this point, you can make this excel, your default template.

Increase contrast on faint prints

December 3rd, 2019|

If you have prints that are faint and very hard to see, use the contrast option.  To increase the contrast of a faint print, go to the menu item View, then click the Contrast function [...]

Reduce color transparency of snap rectangles

December 3rd, 2019|

Need to reduce the color transparency of the Square Rectangles?  Go to the menu item Drawing and Snap Rectangle Image to reduce the transparency so the item ballooned is clearly visible beneath the color shading.

Remove your extraneous columns from view

November 11th, 2019|

It is easy to remove extraneous columns in the BoC (Bill of Characteristics). Click in the BoC, the fourth icon on the left, Configure Columns, and remove from view any columns you don’t want to [...]

Exclude your images globally

November 11th, 2019|

Exclude all images globally by clicking BoC and check the Exclude Images. When you export none of the images will display in your Excel output.

Extract text feature

October 10th, 2019|

Use the Extract Text to capture Part Accountability Name, Parts List from a BoM and specs, plus more!

Using snap images from a drawing

October 10th, 2019|

Upload an image from the drawing. This is ideal for weld callouts! Open the Characteristic Properties and de-select to exclude the image on any given characteristic.