Parent page: Draftsman Objects
A Surface Finish indicator is a Draftsman graphic symbol with associated parameters that complies with the ISO 1302:2002 International Standard for surface textures in technical product documentation. The standard specifies the rules for the indication of surface texture in drawings based on special symbols and attribute codes that describe the permitted surface material and finish for the product.
The symbol style and text attributes for a placed Surface Finish object are configurable in the Properties panel.
► See more information about the Surface Finish standards.
Surface Finish symbols are available for placement in a PCB project Draftsman document from the Draftsman Editor as follows:
When the command is launched, the cursor will change to a crosshair indicating Surface Finish symbol placement mode. As the cursor is hovered over drawing objects, the object edges will be highlighted as orange colored lines.
To attach a Surface Finish symbol to a drawing object face:
To place a free Surface Finish symbol that is not attached to an object edge:
The information attributes that are associated with the Surface Finish symbol, as specified in the Properties panel, will refer to the object face to which it is attached. For a free Surface Finish symbol that is not attached to an object face, its information attributes specify the base, default requirements for all object faces. The panel's Allow Different Requirements option indicates that any attached symbols in the drawing may overrule those base requirements.
The position and orientation of a placed Surface Finish may be graphically modified. Select a Surface Finish object to enable its editing modes:
Properties page: Surface Finish Properties
The non-graphical method of editing a Surface Finish object is available in the Draftsman Properties panel, which provides a range of editable properties that determine the object's visual style and its specialized surface material/finish attributes – see the Properties panel Surface Finish mode for more information.
To open the Properties panel and access the properties of a placed Surface Finish object:
If the Properties panel is already active: