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  1. Brian
    April 8, 2013 at 2:23 pm | | Reply

    This a good tip. Can the value of the Watermark be controlled by a drop down menu – so that only accepted wording is used?

  2. Robert Chase
    Robert Chase
    January 8, 2013 at 10:06 am | | Reply

    I was asked here at Nanotech to implement a similar sort of Watermark on drawings a few months back. The way I did it is similar to the approach you used here except I had to take a few extra steps because they wanted to be able to make PDF’s of the Preliminary Drawing. They also wanted it to say Prelimiary at a diagnol across the entire drawing so it could not be missed, however they still needed to be able to see the model lines and dimensions. Simply leaving it as a text box means that when you go to save the PDF the text will be brought to the forefront and you cannot see the model lines or dimensions. So I ended up having to RMB and Make block of the text. Now when I show the layer that has the watermark and I make a PDF the watermark is set to a light gray and is set in the background with all model lines and dimensions on top of the watermark. This works pretty good. So far the only issue I have is that when the user adds another sheet it complains that the Block is re-using the same name as a block on the first sheet.

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