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Decimal difference model vs drawing

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Decimal difference model vs drawing

Hi,

 

is there a way that I can keep the 3D model dimensions with decimals, but that by default when creating dimensions in a drawing there is no decimal (we are working in millimeters) ?

 

We needed to keep the decimals for modeling, but that impact the drawings dimensions as well. We have to change every dimensions to 0 decimal manually.

 

Thanks

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Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

When creating dimensions in a drawing, you can set the number of decimal places to be used by going to the Annotate tab, and picking Format > Decimal Places.  You will be prompted for dimensions you want to change, but you don't have to pick any.  Now the default number of decimal places is set, and after that, any dimensions you create will have that number of decimal places.

HTH

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Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

You can use the ROUND DIMENSION checkbox in the dimension properties.

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Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Hi Stephen,

well that's pretty much what we have been doing for while now, to change the "Decimal places" to zero.

What I am looking for, is a config option that would do that by default but only for drawing dimensions. I need to keep decimal for model dimensions.

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

I don't know of any option that will get you there. There is a config option for automatically checking the round checkbox "round_displayed_dim_values" but it's default value is yes so you may already be using that.

I'm assuming you are creating your dimensions in your drawing. You could make a mapkey that searches your drawing for created dimensions, goes to properties, changes the decimal places to 0. 

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Isn't there a detail.dtl file setting for default_dec_places that will only apply to the draing and not change the model?

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Thanks for the try Stephen, as you suppose we already use the option for rounded dimension, but it is independent from the decimal places.

Been working with ProE for the last 17 years now, and still amaze of how sometime it can achieve amazing things, but can't get things that seems so simple as an option for something that can already be control

I will give some time to the forum users and see, but I might end up opening a ticket with PTC, just to make sure.

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Not that I know of, I ckecked before posting in "Drawing Properties" - "Detail options" and there is nothing about that.

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Same here. I always tell everyone that pro/e drawing mode sucks. Definitely worth a shot to open a support ticket. Sometimes they surprise you.

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

I guess the following confings are all that there is to it.

default_dim_num_digits yes

default_dec_places 2

sketcher_dec_places 3

The option default_dec_places influences what's shown on each new drawing. I don't think setting default_dim_num_digits to no will change anything, but maybe I'm wrong.

Find tool and mapkey are propably your best bet.

Re: Decimal difference model vs drawing

Alexandre,

I hope that you know the following workaround in CR2:

  • activate Annotate tab
  • set selection filter to Dimension
  • select all dimensions - make selection rectangle by mouse
  • click RMB and use Properties
  • set number of decimal places

Martin Hanak


Martin Hanák