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TIPS: Substitute Dimension Display with Text or Symbol in Pro/E Drawing

TIPS: Substitute Dimension Display with Text or Symbol in Pro/E Drawing

Version: Pro/E 2001, Wildfire, Wildfire2.0, Wildfire3.0, Wildfire 4.0

Changing the dimension display from dimension’s value to text or symbol in Pro/ENGINEER involves of some simple syntax.

ProE Substitute Dimension Display start

 

Default - @ D
By default, dimension’s value is being displayed when you label a dimension in Pro/E drawing. If you refer to the dimension properties the dialog box, the syntax for the dimension would be @D. Which the D is representing Dimension.

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - default

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - default dialog box

 

Display text - @ O text_desired
To change the dimension display to text, we need to change the syntax to @ O text_desired. Which the O is representing overwrites and it follows by the text you want to be displayed. This syntax can only be applied to the dimension created by using the Insert>Dimension tool. Dimension created by using the show/erase (driven dimension) would not applied.

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - Overwrite by text

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - Overwrite dialog box

 

Display text - @ S
To change the dimension display to symbol, we need to change the syntax to @ S. Which the S is representing Symbol. Referring to the Dimension Properties dialog box below, the symbol is actually the name of the dimension. This syntax can be applied to the dimension created by using the show/erase (driven dimension) and also the Insert>Dimension tool.

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - Symbol

ProE Substitute Dimension Display - symbol dialog box

 

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