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Revision Cloud for Marking Changed Areas in Drawings

Last modified: May 15, 2017

The Revision Cloud tools are used for marking areas in a drawing that have been revised. The marked area will then appear on the printout. The Revision cloud tools are available for the regular 2D and 3D views, as well as the Paper view, where it is found on the Drawing (paper) tab.

There are two Revision Cloud tools. The leftmost draws a new arc each time you click, while the rightmost tool lets you draw a custom shape with straight lines that are automatically replaced by arcs when the shape is closed.

To draw a revision cloud, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Tools component tab and select one of the Revision Cloud tools:

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    Move the mouse pointer to the drawing area. The revision cloud is attached to the pointer.

  2. a) For the leftmost tool:
    – Click once to position the arc that constitutes the first part of your revision cloud in the drawing area of the 2D view.
    – Move the mouse pointer in the desired direction until the first arc has the desired length and click.
    – Repeat this procedure to draw the rest of the arcs that make up the cloud.
    – Join the last arc with the first one to close the revision cloud and click.
    – In the input box that appears, set the desired properties.
    – After placement, you can click and drag the yellow snap points to change the size of the arcs.
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    b) For the rightmost tool:
    – Click once to set the starting point.
    – Keep clicking to create the shape you want. Each time you click, a new point is added to the shape.
    – Join the ends of the line to close the shape. The straight line is replaced with red arcs.
    – In the input box that appears, set the desired properties.
    – After placement, you can click and drag the yellow snap points and the green triangles to change the shape of the revision cloud.

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Note:

  • Revision Clouds default to not showing in the 3D view.
  • You can rotate the revision cloud by using the arrow keys, or the rotate function in the middle of the revision cloud (see Figure 2 above).
  • You can decide the visibility of revision clouds by selecting one of the three 2D position options in the quick properties box: Back, Mid or Front.

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