The Notes command is available regardless of selection. This command will create new database notes, each of which consists of text and a location. Notes are useful for providing a descriptive title, creation instructions, or brief reminders. Once created, they can be edited or transformed.


Note: Notes that are included in a database file (i.e., IGES, DBA, etc) can be imported into Pointwise. Likewise, the notes created in Pointwise can be exported to a database file such as the DBA format.

Notes Panel
Use the Create Notes command to create notes at user defined locations.

Select Create, Notes. To specify the location where a note’s text begins, left-click the desired location in the Display window, or enter the location coordinates in the XYZ text field. Enter the text string in the Text input box and reset the Font, Size or Style (i.e., Bold, Italic and Underline) if necessary. Click on Apply to confirm the change. Continue to create more notes if any. Click OK to save the new notes and close the panel.

Align to Screen positions the note right on the current display screen.

Notes Advanced Panel
Use Advanced attributes to define the orientation and layout of a note.

The Advanced frame can be used to access the options for text orientation and layout. The Character Slant text field allows you to specify the slope of the text characters. Horizontal alignment is the default but can be changed to vertical if unchecked.