Drawing options (.DTL file/ command explanations)
Below are the commands/ syntaxes that control the behavior of the ProE/ Creo drawing. It has a .dtl extension and can be opened and edited using any standard text editor like notepad. The explanations of these commands can be found on the other pages of this website. You can also use the Google search box to find the help topic.
To know how to change the value of these commands see Modifying drawing options.
Sets the default space around the texts when breaking hatches.
Determines whether hatches to be displayed or not for cross sections in drawings.
Controls display of cosmetic sketches, datum curves in drawings that lie in the cutting plane.
Controls display of cosmetic sketches, datum curves in views with full cross sectional views.
Determines if surfaces and quilts are included in a drawing cross sections.
Controls the shape of the datum points in drawings. The default is cross (X).
Controls the size of the datum points in drawings.
Controls the display of “hidden” tangent edges in views.
Determines if datum curves are included in hidden line display for views.
Controls the display of pipe centerlines that are created using Pro/Piping.
Controls the display of threads in drawing views. Thread_standard controls Hlr_For_Threads.
Controls the display of threaded holes and cosmetic threads with an axis perpendicular to the screen in drawings.
On/ off associative dimensioning for draft entities in drawings.
Ang_Unit_Trail_Zeros / Draw_Ang_Unit_Trail_Zeros
Determines if zeros after the decimal point are displayed for angular dimensions and angular tolerances.
Clips the witness line to be shown with double arrow for dimensions that are not shown fully in the detailed view.
Sets the type of arrow to be used for “Clip_Dimensions” setting. Eg. Double arrow.
Default_Angdim_Text_Orientation / Angdim_Text_Orientation
Controls the orientation of angular dimensions in drawings.
Sets the default increment value for “Cleanup dimensions” option.
Sets the default offset value for “Cleanup dimensions” option.
Determines whether to display elbows for newly created dimensions.
Default_Orddim_Text_Orientation / Orddim_Text_Orientation
Controls the orientation of ordinate dimensions in drawings.
Controls the display of fractional dimensions in drawings.
Controls the length of dimension leader lines when arrows are flipped outside.
Determines the gap between the dimension text and leader line.
Sets the maximum number of decimals to be displayed for dimensions and tolerances to match the default_dec_places value.
Sets the scale for dimension values of draft entities.
Determines the display of angular dimensions in a drawing. i.e. Deg, Deg min sec..
Controls the display of number of digits for secondary dimensions relative to the primary dimensions.
On / off the bracket display for dual dimensioning.
On / off dual dimensioning and controls the type of dual dimension.