When you load these poorly displayed drawings, choose to not run IDA™ and manually balloon them as you normally would.
After you balloon, press CTRL and W and anything characteristics not in orange blocks per the Intelligent Drawing Analysis (IDA™) that display, you can manually balloon and renumber.
Open the Characteristic Properties and select the dock icon and this page will populate the right side of the DISCUS panel. Un dock to remove this from the right panel
Under Settings and IDA Settings, find a list of ideal settings from which to choose. For example, ignore references or not. Set to have them record actuals or not. Same for Basic Dimensions. Set to [...]
For a faster method, click your selection tool and drag it around a body of characteristics. Select any single characteristic that is highlighted and right click. Select Convert to Characteristics and all characteristics selected will [...]
Go to the menu TDP and New Drawing Revision. Click to replace the drawing (warning, do not lock the characteristics as this disables renumbering). Click to view the changes and then replace. All the previously [...]
Go to the menu item TDP and Bill of Documents. If the drawing has characteristics, delete them first in the Bill of Characteristics (BoC). Then you can select the drawing and click the Trash can [...]
Press CTRL and W to perform a virtual white out which will display any missed characteristics. Then balloon all you missed and renumber via the Characteristics Properties, by entering the new balloon number in the [...]
Under Settings and Balloon Properties, click the check box for indicating a Key and enter a value, such as CTQ. Then be sure to select Key for any applicable characteristic in the Bill of Characteristics.
Select the items in the BoC and then right click and select Edit Multiple Characteristics. Click the checkbox next to the item you want to enter for these characteristics, such as a comment, no deburr [...]