I am working on technical drawings with Blender using MeasureIt. I am following for making blueprints of specifical parts this youtube tutorial, and it works great. But when I am producing "big picture" drawings where I want to show the numbering and naming of different parts -which I'll produce blueprints of- of e.g. a motor, I have to do it in PowerPoint. But this I think is a bit shabby. I wonder if there's a way of doing it in Blender?

I'm thinkink about something in this fashion, with a legend:

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    $\begingroup$ Can you share images to illustrate what you can do and what you want to do? $\endgroup$
    – Ed Tate
    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:17
  • $\begingroup$ My advise would be to render a clean image in blender and add the numbering later in inkscape, illustrator or other graphic design program. $\endgroup$
    – user1853
    Nov 20, 2017 at 17:39

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That's what grease pencils are inicially for. However, I don't think there is any way to type in text although there are some addons (I never tried this myself) and discussions.

grease pencil

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    $\begingroup$ Maybe it's time for creating my first add-on then :-) $\endgroup$
    – Ivy
    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:33

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