When ballooning dimensions, capture only the numeric value. For an item, such as .407 Pitch, balloon only .407 and enter Pitch in the comments.
Renumber a missed balloon by dragging it up or down in the BoC, or open the Characteristics Properties and changing the CN (Characteristic Number) in the upper left corner to the appropriate number.
When finished with your ballooning, check your work by Pressing CTRL and W on your keyboard, for a virtual white out. Use the pan tool to find if you missed anything and balloon it.
No problem. Create a new revision and click the check box to lock the balloons so renumbering is disabled. Characteristic number 7, for example, will always be number 7 on this saved part.
Under TDP, click New Drawing Revision and then you can replace your drawing, already ballooned, with data with the new revision, thus preserving the data. Just modify what has changed on that revision. Plus you [...]
On the Drawing menu, select to automatically sub balloon places, such as 4X Diameter .234 will automatically populate 4 sub balloons, so when you enter the actuals, you will know exactly which diameter may be [...]
No problem! Click all the characteristics that apply and right-click to select Edit Multiple Characteristics and select the item you want to assign to these, such as Comment, Key Designation, etc.
No worries! Set the tolerances in Tools and Default Precision and Tolerances. Click all the characteristics and right-click to set the new tolerances and you are done!
The DISCUS Auto Ballooning functionality does have the capability to auto balloon an entire drawing. However, for the best results, use the balloon pointer to select an area of the drawing. This gives you greater [...]
The new Auto Ballooning feature doesn't currently work with Notes - only GD&T and Dimensionals. When using Auto Ballooning, set OCR to use the GD&T option. Go to Tools / OCR settings in DISCUS.
We have released a video on how to use the new Auto ballooning feature included in DISCUS 9.x. Check it out here. Look for the video entitled DISCUS Auto Ballooning.
Rotate your captured dimensions to match what you see on the drawing – Some drawings have dimensions that are read straight from right to left. Some are at an angle for a variety of reasons. [...]
Change requirement property value for all selected characteristics – Globally select requirement information for a batch of requirements. Select characteristics you want to change and select the option. All characteristics selected will have that value, [...]
User- Defined Characteristic Class Values – Now you can create other class values, such as NA, Safety, etc. Then make this a default for the characteristics. You are no longer required to use Major, Minor [...]
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