Create drawings from models (Creo Elements/Direct Annotation) > Configure Creo Elements/Direct Annotation > Creo Elements/Direct Annotation default settings > Set the default drawing/view settings
Set the default drawing/view settings
You can ensure consistency in your drawings by setting the default drawing and view settings so that all drawings and views you create have the same initial properties.
Dependent views (detail, section, partial views, cutaway, and dependent general) take their settings from their parent views, not from the default view settings. You can, of course, change the settings of existing dependent views with the View Properties dialog box. See Change properties of an existing view.
To set the default drawing/view settings,
1. Click File > Settings > Drawing/View Default. The Drawing/View Default Settings dialog box opens.
2. The Front/Up Dirs tab includes the following settings:
Last used directions: Click this box on if you wish to use the directions you first specified for a part or assembly in subsequent drawings. Clear the box to make the Front and Up directions available when creating subsequent drawings.
Part/Assembly: For drawings owned by a part or assembly, you can specify the default Front and Up directions from the lists.
Coord System: If you choose a coordinate system as the (indirect) owner of a drawing, this setting determines the mapping of the coordinate axes onto the Front and Up directions. Note that Creo Elements/Direct Annotation derives the Front and Up directions for a view, a docuplane, or a configuration with camera information from its owner, in which case the directions cannot be changed.
3. The Views tab includes the following settings:
Orthogonal Views: Specify the views you want Creo Elements/Direct Annotation to create automatically.
Isometric Views: You can also specify isometric views for Creo Elements/Direct Annotation to create automatically.
Gap between views: This setting allows you to control the gap between two views when creating a drawing or a view. The Abs value is the distance between two views. The Rel value specifies how far the gap can be stretched between two views. A relative gap of 1 allows no stretching; a value of 1.5 adds 50% of the distance between view centers, so you can add more or less space between views relative to the size of the views.