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Descriptions for constants?

Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
I'm trying to add a description to a constant so that when I mouse over the constant places it's used, I'll see the explanation. I'm looking for the exact same behavior as you see when you mouse over one of the standard library constants like millimeter. Degree is done this way in the standard library:

/** A constant equal to 1 degree. */
annotation { "Name" : "Degree", "Abbreviation" : "deg" }
export const degree = 0.0174532925199432957692 * radian;

I've tried it like this, but it doesn't seem to do it. What am I missing?

/**This is my description*/
const myConstant = 1*inch;
Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
Website: ovyl.io


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    NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,514
    I'm guessing you have to export it.
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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    Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 2,072 PRO
    That's a good bet. I was hoping to make the description at least available within the scope of the function I'm working on, but I can't export a const from a function (I don't think). Not a huge deal, but would help reduce me having to scroll around a bunch looking for my comments.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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