To Pattern an Annotation Feature
You can pattern an Annotation feature only if some of its references belong to a patterned feature.
1. Select the Annotation feature in the Model Tree.
2. Click . This icon is available only if the selected Annotation feature has an Annotation Element with at least one reference that belongs to a patterned feature. When you click this icon, the system creates a By Reference pattern of the Annotation feature. This pattern follows the pattern of the feature referenced by the Annotation Element.
If an Annotation feature has multiple Annotation Elements, some of which reference a patterned entity and some of which reference non-patterned entities, then the Annotation Elements that do not reference the patterned entities will be duplicated but will still reference the same entities as the original Annotation Elements.
The duplicated annotations do not overlap except for free placed note annotations.