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Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Does anyone know where the default setting that establishes the decimal place value for dimensions settings within sketch? I've searched the customer defaults and I can't seem to find what sets this particular decimal place default.

Thanks!

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Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

It's set in the drafting customer defaults (see image).

 

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Anthony Galante, Senior Support Engineer
PhoenxPLM
24 versions of NX installed: NX4 to NX12, plus TC11.2

Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Aw that's interesting. Seems to be a weird location to look for sketching defaults.

So I need to save the drafting standard after changing the default.

 

Thank you! so much!

Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

Can't explain why it's not separate from drafting defaults but that's the way it is.

 

However what you need to consider is where that default is set based on what model templates you use.

 

If you want that to be your default for all sketches in future, you're best off making your own MODEL template and then when that file is open setting that preference via Preferences --> Drafting and expand "Dimension" and "Text". Select "Units" and then set the desired number for the "Decimal Places" field.

Save that template and then use that as your basis for modeling in future.

 

To make your own templates available, you'll want to learn about PAX files if you haven't already.

 

I made a video a while back, which explains PAX files for drafting, but the modeling ones follow the same methodology: https://vimeo.com/109772968

 

https://vimeo.com/109772968

 

 

 

Anthony Galante, Senior Support Engineer
PhoenxPLM
24 versions of NX installed: NX4 to NX12, plus TC11.2

Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Perfect! Thank you again!

Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @Corey1776,

Just a tip apart from the preferences/customer default settings.

While creating the dimension, you can use 'Alt+Number' (Number from 0 to 6) to set decimal places on the fly.

Re: Sketch Dimensions Default Decimal Places Setting

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thank you for the tip! Much appreciated!