The Annotation tool adds a text block to a drawing page.
Annotation in the drawing page
How to use
- If you have multiple drawing pages in your document, you will need to select the desired page in the tree.
- Press the Annotation button
- A text block containing "Default Text" will appear on the page. Use the property editor to change the text. Drag the Annotation to the required position.
- You may need to press recompute to get your text to change.
Modifying the annotation through the property editor
- DATAText: The text to be displayed.
- DATAFont: The name of the font to use. Annotation will use the best match of installed fonts.
- DATATextColor: The color of the text.
- DATATextSize: The size of the text in mm.
- DATAMaxWidth: The maximum width of the Annotation block. -1 indicates no maximum width.
- DATALineSpace: Line spacing adjustment (%).
- DATATextStyle: "Normal", "Bold", "Italic", "Bold-Italic"
Note: Annotation inherits all applicable basic View properties except Scale. Use the TextSize property instead.
See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.
The New Annotation tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:
anno = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument.addObject('TechDraw::DrawViewAnnotation','TestAnno')
anno.Text = ['Different Text']
anno.TextStyle = 'Bold'
rc = page.addView(anno)
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