Creo Parametric Tip: Information About the Drawing Setup File

May 28, 2020 Natasha Reaves

In Creo Parametric, the configuration file options control the design environment for parts and assemblies. This means that the configuration file, known as the config.pro file, is the master control file for the design environment.

The config.pro file can be accessed by selecting the File tab > Options > Configuration Editor.

An example of the Creo Parametric Options dialog box is shown here.

Image1_creo-parametric-options

There is a specific file that controls the behavior of the drawing. This file is called the drawing setup file, and it has a .dtl extension.

The drawing setup file options add additional controls to the detailing environment. The drawing setup file options determine characteristics like the height of dimension and note text, text orientation, font properties, geometric tolerance standards, drafting standards, arrow style and lengths, and thread standards.

The drawing setup file can be accessed by selecting the File tab > Prepare > Drawing Properties and then click on the   Image2 & 5_change  command next to the Detail Options area. 

 

How To: Access and Edit the Drawing Setup File and its Options

1. Open your drawing file.

2. Click the File tab > Prepare > Drawing Properties. 

Image3_file-prepare-drwg-prop

Image4_detail-options

3. Click on Image2 & 5_change next to the Detail Options area.

4. An example of the launched Options dialog box is shown here.

Image6_detail-options_dialog_box

5. Select or enter the required option in the Option area.

6. Set or enter the desired setting in the Value area. Default values are provided for the drawing setup file options, but Creo allows you to customize and save various versions for use in other drawings.

 

The drawing_setup_file configuration option allows you to specify the .dtl file that establishes the default drawing setup options for any drawing that you create during a Creo session. If you do not set this option, Creo uses the default drawing setup file option values.

 

More information about this topic can be found in our Creo Parametric Design Documentation and Detailing course.

 

 

 

About the Author

Natasha Reaves

Technical Training Engineer<br><br>As a graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, she earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating, Natasha served as a mechanic in the U.S. Army National Guard and worked as a mechanical designer for a multinational telecommunications and data networking equipment manufacturer. Her love of CAD manifests at Rand 3D, where she enjoys teaching Creo Parametric and CATIA training classes. She holds certification from Dassault Systèmes as a CATIA V5 Expert Mechanical Designer and Certified Surface Design Associate.

Follow on Linkedin More Content by Natasha Reaves
Previous Article
Creo Parametric Tip: Information About Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats
Creo Parametric Tip: Information About Bill of Materials (BOM) Report Formats

By Natasha Reaves In Creo Parametric, the Bill of Materials (BOM) is a list of all the components needed to...

Next Article
How to Overcome a Tricky Surface Offset in CATIA V5
How to Overcome a Tricky Surface Offset in CATIA V5

By Scott Henderson You’ve built your surface and the hard work is done. The shape looks good. Every bend ra...

×

Sign up for email updates

First Name
Last Name
Country
Thank you!
Error - something went wrong!