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.
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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.
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.
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.
Isn't there a detail.dtl file setting for default_dec_places that will only apply to the draing and not change the model?
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.
Not that I know of, I ckecked before posting in "Drawing Properties" - "Detail options" and there is nothing about that.
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.
I guess the following confings are all that there is to it.
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.
I hope that you know the following workaround in CR2: