Create drawings from models (Creo Elements/Direct Annotation) > Configure Creo Elements/Direct Annotation > Change Creo Elements/Direct Annotation settings > Create a style
Create a style
You can create styles (default setting configurations), for use with different projects. You can only create additional styles on nodes where a style already exists, for example, for Creo Elements/Direct Annotation. By assigning values to a style, you can switch easily from one set of values to another without setting each value individually. For example, you can elect to use a standard style, such as ASME, DIN, or ISO, or you can create a custom style. When you switch to a different style, all the settings values will change to those assigned to that style.
Creo Elements/Direct Annotation displays styles in the Value column as follows:
Active styles appear in blue.
Some nodes, like Creo Elements/Direct Annotation, will always have an active style.
If no styles are available, the cell is blank.
If no style is active, but one or more exists, the cell contains three dots: "..."
To create a style,
1. Click File > Settings > Default Settings. The Default Settings table opens.
2. On the Default Settings table, double-click the Value cell of the group of settings for which you wish to create a style. A dialog box opens with the default (Style) and a list of possible styles. A drop-down box appears, giving you a choice of , Create New, and any other existing styles.
3. Right-click a style in the dialog box and click Create new style. The Create new style dialog box opens.
4. Specify the Name for the new style.
5. Under Copy values from
Click the check box if you wish to copy the values from the currently active style. or
Click the Grab from check box and the Grab from button to select an element in the viewport from which to copy the style.
You can select different types of elements for a style. For example,
Grab a dimension or a text to get the values for a text style
Grab a line, construction line, or a dimension line to get a line style
The prompt line and fly-by highlighting in the viewport indicate the possible elements from which you can grab settings.
6. Under Visible in choose whether to have the new style available in all top level styles or only the style currently active at the top level. (This option does not exist for styles at root nodes.)
To switch styles,
1. Double-click the Value cell for the style you wish to change.
2. Choose a Style from the drop-down list.
To assign a value to a style,
1. Double-click the Source cell of the value you have just changed.
2. Choose a Style from the drop-down list.