General arrangement drawing properties

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General arrangement drawing properties

On the Drawings & reports tab, click Drawing properties > GA drawing. You can modify the properties after creating the drawing by double-clicking the drawing background.

The options in the general arrangement drawing properties dialog box are described below.

Option Description For more information
Name

The name of the drawing. This name is shown in Document manager, and can be included in drawing and report templates.

The maximum length of the drawing name is 32 characters.

Title 1, Title 2, Title 3

Titles are shown in the Document manager and in drawing and report templates.

Modifying drawing names and titles

Use detailed object level settings

Set to Yes to use the detailed object level settings created in the Object level settings for drawing dialog box.

Detailed object level settings

Layout...

Select the drawing layout and define drawing sizes. You can also select whether you want to list hidden objects in templates.

Define drawing layout

Define drawing size and drawing view scale

View...

Define view properties: scale, neighbor part view extension, reflected view, opening and recess symbol, datum point elevation, part shortening, view label, and anchor bolt plan settings.

View properties in drawings

Detail view...

Define detail view properties: view label, detail boundary and detail mark settings.

Modify detail mark, view label and mark boundary properties in drawings

Dimension...

Define dimension properties: dimension type, units, precision, format, placing, and appearance.

Dimension and dimensioning properties

Dimensioning...

Define dimensioning properties: grid dimension and part dimension settings.

Dimension and dimensioning properties

Dimensioning properties - Parts tab (GA drawings)

Dimensioning properties - Grid tab (GA drawings)

Part mark...

Bolt mark...

Neighbor part mark...

Surface treatment mark...

Weld mark...

Reinforcement marks...

Neighbor reinforcement marks...

Connection mark...

Pour object mark...

Define mark properties: included elements and element settings, and mark visibility, mark frame, mark leader line and placing settings.

Mark properties

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Drawing weld mark properties

Mark properties - Content, General, Merging and Appearance tabs

Model weld mark visibility and appearance properties in drawings

Mark elements

Pours in drawings

Part...

Define part properties: part representation, hidden line, center line and reference line visibility, additional mark visibility, part appearance, and fill settings.

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Bolt...

Define bolt properties: bolt representation, bolt symbol content, bolt visibility, and bolt appearance settings.

Bolt content and appearance properties in drawings

Neighbor part...

Define neighbor part properties: visibility, part representation, hidden line, center line and reference line visibility, additional mark visibility, and part appearance settings. You can also define bolt representation and bolt symbol content settings for neighbor parts.

Part and neighbor part properties in drawings

Surface treatment...

Define surface treatment properties: surface treatment visibility, pattern visibility, hidden lines visibility and surface treatment representation settings.

Surface treatment visibility and content properties in drawings

Weld...

Define welding properties: weld visibility, weld size limit and weld appearance settings.

Model weld properties in drawings

Reinforcement...

Define reinforcement and mesh properties: bar and mesh representation and visibility, bar and mesh symbol, and bar and mesh appearance settings.

Reinforcement/Neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties in drawings
Neighbor reinforcement... Define neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties: bar and mesh representation and visibility, bar and mesh symbol, and bar and mesh appearance settings. Reinforcement/Neighbor reinforcement and mesh properties in drawings

Reference objects...

Define reference object visibility and appearance settings.

Reference models in drawings

Grid...

Define grid visibility and appearance settings.

Drawing grid properties

Customize drawing grid labels

Protection...

Define protected areas to prevent text, marks or dimensions from being placed there.

Protect areas in a drawing

Filter... and Neighbor part filter...

Create and modify part filters/neighbor part filters on drawing level.

Create new filters

User-defined attributes...

Add customized information to a drawing, such as information related to workflow, and comments. This information can be displayed in Document manager, and you can use it in report and drawing templates and marks, and as switches when customizing print file names.

The user-defined attributes and tabs shown in this dialog box are defined in the objects.inp file.

The availability of the various user-defined attributes depends on your environment, role and configuration.

User-defined attributes in drawings
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