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Drawing dimensions defaulting to dual values

halzimers

New member
I want my drawings to show 3 digit english and 1 digit metric dimensions.
I have to turn on dual values for every dimension in my drawings.

Can catia use these settings as the defaults for all dimensions?

I want the values to be preset.
 
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MrCATIA

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This can be done.

But you have to run CATIA as the Administrator, create a new drafting standard, and then customize the new standard based on your company's drawing standards. Dual dimensions and numerical precision included.
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Until a new drafing standard is available, here are two tips to easily modify existing dimensions to change their appearance:

A: Modify all dimensions

After all the dimensions have been added to a drawing, you can change all of them in one step. Click in the white box in the lower-right corner of the CATIA window, and type t:dim* This will select all the dimensions on the drawing. Right-click on one of the highlighted dimensions and modify the Properties to turn on the dual mode with the number of decimal places.

B: Change one dimension to look like another

To make one dimesion look like another, select the dimension to be changed, click the Painter icon, and then select a dimension that already has the dual dimension properties. (the Painter icon looks like a blue paint brush - it's the last icon in the Graphic Properties toolbar)
 

halzimers

New member
This can be done.

But you have to run CATIA as the Administrator, create a new drafting standard, and then customize the new standard based on your company's drawing standards. Dual dimensions and numerical precision included.
I figured out how to run a session as administrator and unlock the standards. What I cannot figure out is what to change.......I am usually good at this kind of stuff.
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
I'm not an administrator, so I'm only telling you what I've heard from others:

There are thousands of options for definining a CATIA drawing standard. I'm told there is a book that describes all of these options in the CATIA online documentation.

Good Luck!

(the title of this thread was changed to match the topic)
 

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