In DxDesigner it's possible to draw graphical objects like lines, squares, arcs or circles. But so far I haven't found a way of attaching properties to these objects.
Have I missed something or is this by design?
Lots of Greetings!
These objects are just dumb graphics so they cannot have properties assigned. Why do you want to do this?
Pity. I thought, to the DxD an object is an object and they share a set of capabilities.
What we want to do is attaching a visible text to it, i.e. one that the API tells us belongs to the object. Properties seemed to be the way to do this, since most other objects have them.
If there's another way that's fine too.
a possible workwround:
1) define non common properties
2) create annotate type symbol with graphics objects, and add properties with the symbol
We are going to solve it by drawing the square and placing a component inside. This leaves the user free to draw any rectangle he wants and we can associate the text by associating the component because it's inside the rectangle.
I would use Yanfeng's idea #2
I'm guessing you want to attach text or text properties to a line, circle, or box to use as a callout. Have you looked at the Mentor Ideas for DxDesigner site?
What's a callout?
In publishing, a call-out or callout is a short string of text connected by a line, arrow, or similar graphic to a feature of an illustration or technical drawing, and giving information about that feature. A similar device in word processing is a special text box with or without a small "tail" that can be pointed to different locations on a document. In the utility industries, a callout is an instruction to report for emergency or special work at an unusual time or place. In music, call-out hooks are small portions of a song, usually seven to ten seconds of a song's hook used by radio stations "in market research to assist in gauging the popularity of a song by the recognizability of its hook".
Ah, I understand. Yes, it's something like that, only we want to run an AddOn through all the pages and process these things.
But we're happy with placing a component inside the rectangle and working from there.
Thanks a lot!
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