Tools | Labels / Notes

This command helps user to add any note or annotation to parts by observation on the model. Annotations are very helpful to improve knowledge on product features.

User can select the options through Tools | Labels/Notes

 

Add Notes... Creates a new note.
Move Labels / Notes Moves existing note or label in viewer from one position to another .
Delete Labels/Notes Deletes user clicking label or notes.
Hide Labels/Notes Hides user selected label or notes.
Show Visible Labels Only Displays visible labels only.
Auto Visible Labels Shows visible labels only during user interaction.
Show All Labels Shows all labels independent of attached position visibility
Hide All Labels Hides all labels.
Delete All Labels Deletes all existing labels.
Delete All Hidden Labels Deletes all hidden labels.
Invert Show Labels Inverts labels visibility.
Fit Labels Fits all labels inside viewer.
Auto Fit Labels Fits all labels inside the viewer during scene rotation, zoom and pan.
Arrange Labels Arranges all labels and tables in multiple rows according to its attached positions to the model. It has 3 mechanisms 'Near, Top-Bottom and Compact'.
Auto Arrange Labels Arranges all labels automatically whenever user modifies the label or table dimensions.
Show Model Labels Shows Model names and it is useful while merging models.
Show Probed Parts Shows the parts which has probed labels and hides other parts.
Rank Probe Labels Ranking the labels based on values either in ascending or descending. Applicable only for current derived probe type labels.
Settings... Pops up common label settings dialog for user to modify.

Common label settings panel

This panels helps user to modify font, background, border and colors for all labels.

Types of Notes

  • Fixed Position Note

    Fixed position with reference to top left corner of view port

    General Information to scene.

  • Relative Position Note

    • Relative position with reference to view port width and height.

      General Information to scene.

    • Relative position with reference to its attached part.

      Information specific to a part.

 

How to create a note to a specific part?

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/Notes | Add Notes..'

OR

  • Click 'Add Notes' icon available in the tool bar.

  • It pops up 'Add Notes' dialog.

  • Check the option 'Attach Geometry'.

  • Enter the user notes in the edit box below 'Attach Geometry' option.

  • Select the font, size and color for the text.

  • Check or uncheck 'Background' and 'Border' options if necessary.

  • Select the color for Background, Border and Text from the corresponding color window.

  • Click OK.

  • Click inside viewer, where label is to be positioned.

  • Now a connecting line is visible between label position and mouse pointer.

  • Click the second point on the specific part.

 

How to add a note to the scene?

  • Click Tools | Labels/Notes | Add Notes..

OR

  • Click Add Notes icon   available in the tool bar.

  • It pops up 'Add Notes' dialog.

  • Enter the user notes in the edit box below 'Attach Geometry' option.

  • Uncheck the option 'Attach Geometry'.

  • 'Relative Position' option will appear.

  • Relative position will keep the label relative to view port margins.

  • Check 'Relative Position' option if necessary.

  • Otherwise, a constant distance between label position and top left corner of view port will be maintained.

  • Click OK.

  • Click inside viewer, where label is to be positioned.

 

How to edit user notes?

  • Double click on a label.

  • It pops up 'Edit Notes' dialog.

  • Edit the contents and formats.

  • Click OK.

 

How to move an existing label?

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/Notes | Move Labels/Notes' option

OR

  • Click Move Labels/Notes icon   available in the tool bar to enable it.

  • Drag the concerned label or annotation in the viewer.

  • Release the mouse if label position is moved.

  • Click the icon again to disable it.

 

How to delete a label?

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/ Notes | Delete Labels/Notes' option

  • Click on a label. It deletes the particular label.

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/Notes | Delete All labels' option to delete all in a single shot.

 

How to Show/Hide a label?

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/Notes | Hide Labels/Notes'.

  • Click an a Label.

  • Clicked label is hidden.

  • Use Label list panel to show it again.

  • Select the label in label list.

  • Click visibility check box in the panel to show the label again.

What is the difference between 'Show Visible Labels Only' and 'Auto Visible Labels'?

These options are applicable only for probed labels and annotated notes. These labels contain two positions, one is label position and the other is attached position in the geometry. Based on these attached positions' visibility in the current view,  labels can be classified as Observable and Non-Observable labels.

 

Observable Labels are of which attached positions are visible in the view.

 

Non-Observable Labels are of which attached positions are hidden behind geometry surfaces in the view.

User can hide these Non-Observable labels if necessary using the options 'Show Visible Labels Only' and 'Auto Visible Labels'.

'Show Visible Labels Only' option hides these Non-Observable labels for the current view. This is a one time event.

'Auto Visible Labels' option hides 'Non-Observable Labels' and shows 'Observable Labels' dynamically according to the view.

What are the Arrange Labels Mechanisms?

  • Near

    This method repositions all labels and tables very close to the actual label attached positions.

  • Top-Bottom

    This method splits the labels into top and bottom labels and places them either in top or bottom based on attached positions.

  • Compact.

    This method searches for a possible zone around the label attached position and allocates them without label overlapping.

  • Circular

    This method searches for a possible zone around the label attached position and allocates them without label overlapping.

  • Silhouette

    This method searches for a possible zone around the label attached position and allocates them without label overlapping.

  • Rectangular

    This method searches for a possible zone around the label attached position and allocates them without label overlapping.

How to show the parts probed by user?

  • Click 'Tools | Labels/Notes | Show Probed Parts'.

  • It hides all other parts which are not probed.

  • In the following image shows the model with hotspot labels.

  • The following image shows the menu item 'Show Probed Parts'

  • The following image shows the parts probed and hides other parts.

 

Ranking Probe Labels

Probe labels are ranked based on current contour scalar results. Default ranking process is descending values, i.e., Highest value will be ranked number 1. User can reverse the ranking process by choosing the option to ascending, i.e., Lowest value will be ranked number 1. Labels, having equal values are given same rank.

 

Note: Ranking is applicable only for current derived probe type labels.

  • Select probe type as Current Result - Derived type.

  • Probe few values.

  • Click Tools | Labels / Notes | Rank Probe Labels menu item.

     

  • All labels are ranked and displayed with rank number.

     

  • Click CAE | Probe Settings ...

  • Uncheck or check 'Rank Ascending Order' option to reverse the ranking process.

     

     

  • Rank numbers will be reversed.