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2d st6 change defaults


i am new at using this program and was trying to change some defaults. either they cant be changed or i am going about it in the wrong way. any help is appreciated.


trying to change the following to open as the default when i create a new drawing:


1.  using inch instead of mm

2. the drawing area to be 48 X 36 and not show the default drafting items like name etc


can this be changed to be the defauts when i go to creat a new drawing.






Re: 2d st6 change defaults

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

To change the defaults, save these settings in a Template.


A Template is a default set of properties that defines what a new document will look like. You can use a template to define your own preferences like the units and the sheet size:


Read about creating new templates here:


Tushar Suradkar


Re: 2d st6 change defaults

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

When you install the software there is a dialog displayed that has an option for Standard. The default is ISO, which is metric. Most likely you want ANSI, which is inch. For a new user that does not know where everything gets organized, like default templates, I would suggest you reinstall the software. When this dialog is displayed that has the option for Standard (look for ISO). Change this to ANSI and take the defaults for everything else. In ST7 we are making it easier to change the defaults after installation.



Rick B.