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Getting Started with DraftSight by João Santos

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Exercise 7.1

Continuing the mechanical project from last chapter, we are going to create a component with an attribute to number both parts.

  1. Open the drawing PROJECT1-CH6.DWG.
  2. Activate layer 0, if not active.
  3. The component is simply a circle with an attribute inside. Create a circle somewhere in the drawing, with radius 6.
  4. Create an attribute inside the circle ( MAKEBLOCKATTRIBUTE command, alias ATT), Name NR, Caption Part number?, Default value 1, Justification Middle and Height 8. The Insertion point must be the center of the circle. In Behavior, all options must be unchecked.
  5. When placing the attribute, maybe its height is too much. So select it and, with the PROPERTIES palette, modify the height to 6.
  6. Select the circle and attribute. Apply the ...

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