Draft drawing template



I'm looking for a method of creating a draft part template. So this is a 2D drawing created in .dft file, which has a number of 'variable dimensions' driven from a table.


I basically want to create a family of parts like you can do with a 3D modelled part, but a family of draft parts. Is such a thing possible?




Re: Draft drawing template

As far as I know tables and dims in dft are dumb things that are incapable of passing information. You can't even display variables in tables such as ${author} in a single field box and they have zero capability of doing operations such as 1+2 = 3.

Re: Draft drawing template

Variables can be displayed in draft. But there are some limitations. Look at the annotation command.


1. All tables use row or columns organized information. No method of placing a variable into a specific cell.

2. No string math available.

3. Formatting of variable display is limited.

Re: Draft drawing template

I'm confused. I use a formula in my drawing template. It's rather simple, I't simply scaling a bitmap image to the proper size, formula reads 1.25*1, merely so the value box is greyed out, but it is there. Plus I past a variable into the formula field for "use_x_var" and "use_y_var" to display my cut sizes. Are you guys saying that even in draw in view, the variable table is not able to perform mathmatical functions at all?

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Re: Draft drawing template

The variable table can be used for all kinds of math. Displaying the results is restricted to display of annotation or as part of a built in table by column per part (parts list).