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Optional hyphen

The purpose of optional hyphens is to specify separation points for longer words. Where required, automatic separation occurs at these points and optional hyphens are inserted.

When entering an attribute text, for example, optional hyphens can be specified. They are indicated by a placeholder (Optional hyphen). If, for example, optional hyphens are inserted for an object name, the name is automatically adjusted if the size of the object is changed.


You insert optional hyphens when entering the text:

Insert optional hyphen

When you press the enter key or click in the modeling area, you exit the text box and the name is separated.

Effect of optional hyphens

When you enlarge the object, the name is separated at a different place and provided with a hyphen. The previously displayed hyphens are removed.

Change object using optional hyphen

See also

Insert optional hyphens

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