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Wildfire 2.0 REF_DES note (HARNESS)


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For Large Harness Assemblies

Does anyone (among experienced Pro/Cabling users) know what is to be
done to have the notes containing the reference_designator (REF_DES)
placed just near the component, just like in Pro/E 2001.

This problem is very very annoying when working with large harness
assemblies because it's imposible to find a certain component having
those notes with very long leaders (arrows). I'm still wondering what
was wrong with the display of those notes in Pro/E 2001, it was just
fine like they were placed on the connector without any leader.

I've been working in Pro/E 2001 for 2 years and in WF 2.0 for a couple of months.

Best regards

Thank you


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>Tools>Environment>Reference Designators

Model Tree>Settings>Tree Colums>Type ECAD params>ECAD_REF_DES> >> >OK


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Thanks for the input Huug but I don't think you've answered aditz007's question.

>Tools>Environment>Reference Designators simply turns on the display of the reference designators. What Aditz (& myself) wanted to know is how to changethese displayed references to be like 2001, i.e. without leaders. Any ideas?




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In WF2 (which I'm using) you can just move each reference to where you like it to be:

from the upper menu-->Edit-->Setup-->Notes-->Move-->click and drag the Reference Designator