Define automatic drawing part properties

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Define automatic drawing part properties

You can define what is shown in a part and how the part is shown.

  1. On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties and select the drawing type.
  2. Load drawing properties that are as close to the ones you need as possible.
  3. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings:Click View creation , select the view and the properties that you want to change, and click View properties.
  4. Click Part.
  5. On the Contents tab, select the part representation, whether to show hidden lines, center lines and reference lines, and which additional markings to show.

    A reference line is a line between the points from which a part is created.

  6. On the Appearance tab, select the color and type of the lines.

    The color of the center lines can be changed only on the drawing and view level, not on the object level. For center lines, you can only adjust the color in the properties dialog box, not the type. You can adjust the line type of part center lines with the advanced option XS_CENTER_LINE_TYPE.

  7. On the Fill tab, set the part and section fill options.
  8. Single-part, assembly and cast unit drawings: Click Save to save the view properties. Then return to drawing properties by clicking Close.
  9. General arrangement drawings: Click OK to return to drawing properties.
  10. Click Save to save the drawing properties, then click OK and create the drawing.
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