ProE/ Creo 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.

Text_Height (or) Drawing_Text_Height

Controls the height of all texts in the drawing. This includes texts in dimensions, manually typed notes, automated notes like view name, details scale, section name etc.

Text_Thickness

Controls the thickness of texts in the drawing. It is similar to the line weight option in AutoCAD but here for texts.

Text_Width_Factor

Controls the width of all texts/ letters in the drawing including dimensions, notes and empty spaces. Text symbols are not controlled here.

Make_Aux_View_Notes (config.pro option)

View names are automatically added to the newly created auxiliary views similar to the section names and detail view notes.

Aux_View_Note_Format

Controls the format in which the view note of a newly created auxiliary view appears in the drawing. “Make_Aux_View_Notes” must be on for this option to work.

Broken_View_Offset

Sets the distance between the two halves of a broken view.

Def_View_Text_Height

Controls only the the text height of view names in projection views, section views and detailed views etc. If set to 0, then “Drawing_Text_Height” takes control over this.

Def_View_Text_Thickness

Controls only the the text thickness of view names in projection views, section views and detailed views etc. If set to 0, then “Text_Thickness” takes control over this.

Default_View_Label_Placement

Sets the location and text alignment of a newly created view note/ label. This option works only with certain view types.

Detail_Circle_Line_Style

Controls the line style of the circle that indicates the detailed view.

Detail_Circle_Note_Text

Sets the format in which the detail circle note is displayed. The default is “SEE DETAIL”.

Detail_View_Boundary_Type

Controls the boundary type of a detail in the parent view.

Detail_View_Circle

Controls the the display of the detail boundary in the parent view. The options are ON and OFF.

Detail_View_Scale_Factor

Sets the default scale factor for the detailed views. The system default is 2:1.

Half_View_Line

Sets the style of line that separates the view while using half view visibility.

Model_Display_For_New_Views

Sets the default view display type (Wire frame, hidden etc.) for newly created views.

Projection_Type

Sets the projection type of drawings. i.e. First angle and Third angle.

Tan_Edge_Display_For_New_Views

Sets the default view style for the tangent edges of the model in newly created views.

View_Note

Controls the standard text requirements for view-related notes. i.e. SECTION, DETAIL etc.

View_Scale_Format

Controls the format of view scale display. Eg: 1/10, 1:10, 0.500 etc.

View_Scale_Denominator

Determines the denominator for fractional scale values in views.

Crossec_Arrow_Length

Sets the length of the arrow that marks the cross section area in the parent view.

Crossec_Arrow_Style

Sets the arrow style of the cross section line in the parent view. Two options are available.

Crossec_Arrow_Width

Sets the width of the arrow that marks the cross section area in the parent view.

Crossec_Text_Place

Determines the location of the cross section note near the cross section arrow.

Cutting_Line

Sets the style of the line that shows the cross section area in the parent view.

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