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Configure a position flag layout
The template used by Creo Elements/Direct Annotation to draw BOM position flags is called the flag layout. These are saved sketches that are registered to be used as the base for new position flags. Registered layouts are automatically loaded into Creo Elements/Direct Annotation and are listed in the Flag Layout table. The default layouts are Company, DIN, and ISO; but you can design any number of layouts.
The easiest way to design a new layout is to base it upon an existing one. After saving the new layout sketch, click Discard Changes to ignore the changes to the original layout.
To configure a flag layout,
1. Click Insert and then, in the BOM group, click the arrow next to Layout.
2. Click BOM Flag Layout. The Config Flag dialog box opens along with the Flag Layout table.
3. Specify the flag layout to edit:
Enter the layout name in the Edit box.
Click Edit and select the layout from the Flag Layout table.
The selected layout is displayed in a new, temporary active sheet 0.
4. Edit the sketch as required, adding or modifying text, geometry, other sketches, and so on.
5. Specify points on the flag from which reference lines can emerge:
a. Click one of the positions indicated under Attach Points.
b. Click the corresponding point on the flag layout in the viewport.
6. Continue specifying attach points if required. Creo Elements/Direct Annotation draws reference lines from the attach point nearest to the clicked view geometry. (To remove an attach point, simply click its position button in the menu without clicking in the viewport.)
7. When you have finished editing the layout, click one of the following:
Accept Changes
Saves the changes to the layout for the current Creo Elements/Direct Annotation session. (To use the new layout in future sessions, you have to save the sketch to file and register it as a position flag layout.)
Discard Changes
Ignores the changes to the layout. The original layout is retained.
After clicking Accept Changes or Discard Changes, sheet 0 is automatically deleted. If you want to continue editing the layout later, you can click in the menu to keep sheet 0. You would do this, for example, to save the layout sketch to file, and then reopen the Config Flag dialog box to accept or discard the changes to the original layout. (Sheet 0 can also be deleted manually.)
A customized layout is only valid for the current Creo Elements/Direct Annotation session unless you save the sketch and then register it as a flag layout.