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The leader can not point to surface

Alex_Huang006Alex_Huang006 Member Posts: 12 PRO
1) When adding a note in the drawing, I want the leader to point to the surface. But can not. 
2) How can I set a color appearance for a single surface ?  Currently, no way to do. 

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    Michael_NationMichael_Nation Member Posts: 3 PRO
    1) When adding the note leader you can click somewhere on the surface. Once you move it will attach to a line and you can't move it back (you will need to add leader again)
    2) Right click --> add appearance to face

    Note: would like an option for a dot for the surface pointer rather than an arrow
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    SebastianMaklarySebastianMaklary Member Posts: 3 PRO
    I would also like to be able to add leaders to surfaces. It is greatly useful when applying geometric product specification and datums to be able to assign it to a surface and not an edge. 
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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,436
    @SebastianMaklary Balloon callouts can select a face but notes cannot, don't know why. So you can use that as a workaround for now.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 524
    @SebastianMaklary Notes which can point to a face of a part are an improvement in progress at the moment.  There are some other annotation types to follow notes that will need this behavior as well (surface finish, datums, weld symbols....)

    @NeilCooke's suggestion is a good one until we deliver what you want.  
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    Jack_BrentanoJack_Brentano Member Posts: 3
    Any update on the ability to add dot leaders to surfaces?
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    PeteYodisPeteYodis Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 524
    @Jack_Brentano It's in progress for notes at the moment.  It needs to be tested thoroughly first.  
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