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number of decimal places for an initial sketched feature

DennisRehmer
8-Gravel

number of decimal places for an initial sketched feature

To all,

 

We have the default decimal places in our system config file set to 3. That is good, but what I am looking for is the option to set the default sketch decimal places to 3 or 4. So the images I have attached show what happens when we have the initial sketch and they show as 3 decimal places. But if you go to modify the dimension, it comes up as 11 places. Looking for the option where the 11 decimal places can be set to be either 3 or 4.

 

Thank you.

 

Dennis

 

 

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The config option you mention only controls the display of decimal places not the value used in calculating internally within Creo.

 

default_dec_places
2*, <0-14>
Specifies the number of decimal places that are displayed for dimensions.

 

 

Creo represents dimension values internally with more than 3 decimal places. What you are seeing with the 11 decimal places (when modifying the value) is the internal value for the dimension displayed out to 11 places. AFAIK there is not a way to reduce the precision of the representation of a dimension value. You can control the display of decimal places but not the actual internal stored precision value of the dimension.

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Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric

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kdirth
20-Turquoise
(To:DennisRehmer)

I don't believe there is a way to set the resolution of a weak dimension.  As soon as you enter a value, making it strong or locked, the number of decimals will be set to the config setting unless you type more decimals.

Leaving weak dimensions in sketches is generally considered bad form.


There is always more to learn in Creo.

The config option you mention only controls the display of decimal places not the value used in calculating internally within Creo.

 

default_dec_places
2*, <0-14>
Specifies the number of decimal places that are displayed for dimensions.

 

 

Creo represents dimension values internally with more than 3 decimal places. What you are seeing with the 11 decimal places (when modifying the value) is the internal value for the dimension displayed out to 11 places. AFAIK there is not a way to reduce the precision of the representation of a dimension value. You can control the display of decimal places but not the actual internal stored precision value of the dimension.

========================================
Involute Development, LLC
Consulting Engineers
Specialists in Creo Parametric
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