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A characteristic can be →stamped by text input with this function. It is required especially if the drawing file cannot be formatted in an interpretable manner (Graphic file, see →Drawing data format). The characteristic is not automatically interpreted from a drawing entry, but from the entered text, in comparison to the Automatic stamping.
|1||Open drawing sheet||Open the drawing sheet that you would like to stamp.||The drawing sheet is displayed in the drawing window.|
|2||Activate stamp tool||Click on the Stamp tool button in the Toolbar .|| If you now move the mouse pointer into the drawing window, it will be displayed as a stamp (). At the bottom left of the drawing window, the “Stamp with” dialog box appears:
|3||Check/set start value for the numbering|| 1) Define the start value in the window Characteristic properties.|
Note The number is assigned to the first characteristic in the test plan during stamping that is stored in the settings (see Customization > Settings > Stamp) as a start value, by default “1”. Each additional stamp receives a number incremented by the set increment. The counter will be at the lowest possible value if characteristics are already present in the test plan.
| The counter for the numbering in the example is set as required at “1”:
| 2) In the “Stamp with” dialog box, define properties that should be taken into account when stamping:|
- Prefix, Suffix
|2) The stamp properties are correctly selected.|
|4||Define characteristic position|| Move the mouse pointer () onto the characteristic postition and double-click with the left mouse button.|| The “Create new characteristic” quick entry dialog opens:
| As an alternative to steps 4 to 6, you can create a characteristic without characteristic text if, for example, you only want to mark an item with a stamp or if you do not want to define the characteristic properties until later.
Note Available from program version 18.104.22.168
| 1) Move the mouse pointer to the characteristic position, press the Shift key on the keyboard, hold it down and double-click with the left mouse button. (Tip: You can also use the Caps Lock key if you want to create several characteristics.)||1) An attributive characteristic of the class “Word specification” is created.|
|2) The stamp is not yet anchored, but still coupled to the mouse pointer. Move the mouse pointer over the drawing surface in such a way, that the stamp is positioned and oriented as required. Then use the left mouse button to click just the once.||2) The stamp is now linked to the drawing.|
|5||Enter characteristic text|| Enter the relevant characters of the characteristic in the “Characteristic text” field using the keyboard. You can insert graphic symbols at the cursor position using the buttons below.|
Note Up to program version 22.214.171.124, only a graphic symbol can be inserted before the text. You can remove it using the blank button.
| By way of example, a characteristic of the specification elements “⌀42”, an upper deviation of “0.2” and a lower deviation of “-0.1” is applied. Click on the ⌀ button and enter the text “42 +0,2 -0,1”:
Create characteristic without text
|Alternatively, you can create a characteristic without characteristic text if, for example, you only want to mark an item with a stamp or if you want to define the characteristic properties later.|
|Leave the input field empty and click directly on Create or press the Enter key on the keyboard.||An attributive characteristic of the class “Word specification” is created.|
|6||Create characteristic and position stamp|| 1) Click on Create or press the Enter key on the keyboard.||1) The characteristic is created, but the stamp is not yet positioned.|
| 2) Move the stamp to the desired position and click the left mouse button to confirm the position.|| 2) The stamp is now anchored on the drawing sheet.
The function can be influenced via the following settings:
Change settings for creating characteristics.
See Settings > Settings > Characteristics
General tolerance tables
Change the underlying general tolerance tables, from which tolerance values for non-individually tolerated measurements are applied.
See Settings > Project settings > Tolerance tables
Change underlying settings for stamp.
See Settings > Settings > Stamp
Change the graphical display of the stamp.
See Settings > Project settings > Stamp templates