ProE/ Creo Drawing options (.DTL file/ command explanations) – 5

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.

Model_Grid_Text_Orientation

Controls the orientation of the model grid balloon texts.

Model_Grid_Text_Position

Sets the location of the model grid text inside the balloon. This option is affected by “Model_Grid_Text_Orientation”.

Blank_Zero_Tolerance

Blanks the zero value in the tolerance display when set to plus or minus tolerance mode.

Display_Tol_By_1000

Displays tolerance values multiplied by 1000 except for angular dimensions. i.e. 1 becomes 1000 and 0.2 becomes 200.

Symmetric_Tol_Display_Standard

Controls the display of symmetrical tolerances of dimensions in drawings. Only standard options are available.

Tol_Display

Controls the display of tolerances in drawings. Does not provide option to give tolerance to dimensions when this option is set to NO.

Tol_Text_Height_Factor

Specifies the height of tolerance text in dimensions in terms of percentage of the dimensions text.

Tol_Text_Width_Factor

Specifies the width of tolerance text in dimensions in terms of percentage of the dimensions text.

Decimal_Marker

Select dot (.) or comma (,) for the use of decimal point in secondary dimensions.

Drawing_Units

Determines the unit for all drawing parameters including the values that are used in drawing options.

Harn_Tang_Line_Display

Controls the display the tangent lines between the spool/segments of cables in the thick Cable display mode.

Line_Style_Standard

Controls the default text color and view boundary colors in drawings through available standards.

Max_Balloon_Radius

Controls the maximum allowable balloon radius.

Min_Balloon_Radius

Controls the minimum allowable balloon radius.

Pos_Loc_Format

Controls the display format of &pos_loc text in notes and tables. Eg: Drawing zones.

Sym_Flip_Rotated_Text

Flips texts in symbols that are rotated upside down.

Weld_Spot_Side_Significant

Sets the placement of weld spot symbol per ANSI/ ASME standards.

Weld_Symbol_Standard

Sets the display standard for weld symbols and  weld notes in a drawings.

Yes_No_Parameter_Display

Selects the display of parameters between YES/ NO and TRUE/ FALSE in drawing notes and tables.

Create_Area_Unfold_Segmented

Sets the display of dimensions in area/local unfolded cross sectional views similar to dimensions in total unfolded cross sectional views.

Line_Style_Length

Sets the length of line fonts. Similar to line type scale (LTSCALE) in AutoCAD.

Text_Orientation

Controls the orientation of dimension texts in drawings.This is a overall setting. Other options are available to control the orientation more precisely.

Default_Detail_View_Name_Style

Sets the view name style for newly created detail views. i.e. Alphabets or Roman letters.

Default_View_Note_Orientation

Controls the placement of view notes. Not used in ProE wildfire versions.

Show_Total_Unfold_Seam

Controls the display of edges of cutting plane in total unfolded cross section views.

Crossec_Type

Toggles between new and old style of cross section creation. Old style uses cut. New style use Z clipping.

Cutting_Line_Segment_Thickness

Specifies the thickness of the cutting line segments at the ends/ corners of the cross section cutting arrows.

Default_Show_3D_Section_Xhatch

Controls the display of cross hatches for 3D cross sections.

Half_Section_Line

Controls the display of the line that separates the section portion from the normal view when the section is set to half view.

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