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ContentsPreface. 11Getting Started with Creo Elements/Direct Drafting .18The Creo Elements/Direct Drafting User Interface .19Basic Working Methods .21What are Viewports? .24Positioning Menus.25How to Delete Elements .25How to Store a Workfile .26Autosave .26Getting Help .26Switching Languages .27Switching Between Flat and Raised Menu Buttons .27Switching the Beeper On or Off .28Further Reading.28Preparing the Drawing Environment .29Editing the Creo Elements/Direct Drafting Environment.30Saving the Creo Elements/Direct Drafting Environment to a File .31The Creo Elements/Direct Drafting Environment Listing .32Setting Linear and Angular Units .32Loading a Drawing Frame.33Setting the Drawing Scale.34Switching Copilot Functionality On and Off.34Further Information .35Commonly Used Commands .36Deleting Elements.37Selecting Drawing Elements .39Confirming Commands.49Undoing Commands .49Ending a Command .49Canceling Commands .49Getting Help .49Changing the Drawing Environment and Making Measurements .51Changing the Linetype.52Changing Pensize and Linesize .55Changing Color.57Changing the Catch Mode .63Measuring Distances.64Using the Calculator .704Creo Elements/Direct Drafting User's Guide: Classic User Interface

Using the Ruler/Grid.74Selecting What is Displayed on Your Screen .77Viewing a Drawing .79Using Viewports to Display Several Views.89Creating an Edit Port .92Using Properties to Change Elements and Text .93Using Creo Elements/Direct Drafting's Copilot Functionality .95Introduction .96Setting the Cursor Delay-Time .98Setting Snap Values .98Working with Geometry .98Offsetting Elements. 100Example: Slotted Plate . 101Drawing Methods. 105Drawing Construction Geometry . 106Drawing Construction Lines . 106Drawing Construction Circles . 109Drawing a Lever Using Construction Geometry . 111Using the Line Drawing Set. 120Creating Points . 121Using Overdraw . 121Drawing Lines. 122Drawing Circles . 125Drawing Arcs . 127Creating a Centerline . 130Creating Symmetric Elements. 131Indicating the Projected Reference Point . 132Creating a Reference Line . 133Splitting Elements . 134Merging Elements . 135Drawing Fillets . 136Drawing Chamfers . 136Keeping Corners. 137Creating a Polyline . 138Drawing Ellipses . 139Drawing Splines. 143Drawing Parallel Contours . 159Modifying a Drawing . 161Modifying Using Selection. 163Moving Elements . 163Rotating Drawings. 165Mirroring Drawings . 166Making Elements Larger or Smaller . 168Drawing Similar Elements. 169Creating a Parallel Perspective (Oblique) View. 169Stretching a Drawing . 171Contents5

Drawing an Isometric View. 172Trimming Elements . 173Creating a Contour. 175Cleaning a Drawing . 176Further Information . 180Dimensioning a Drawing . 181Dimensioning Fundamentals. 182Dimensioning With Creo Elements/Direct Drafting . 187Preparing to Dimension . 193Single Dimensioning . 195Chain Dimensioning . 200Datum Dimensioning . 204Radius, Diameter, Tangential, and Arc Dimensioning . 210Angle and Chamfer Dimensioning . 218Geometry-Sensing Assignment. 222Database-Matching Assignment. 226Dual Dimensioning . 232Common Interrupt Functions. 233Predefining Prefixes, Postfixes, Superfixes, Subfixes, and Tolerances . 237Selection Filtering . 238Setting and Changing Dimensioning Attributes . 244Setting Line Attributes . 244Setting Text Attributes . 255Changing Line Attributes . 270Setting the Offset Point. 275Setting Dimension Offset . 276Changing Text Attributes. 277Setting Dimension Attributes with the STYLE Table . 294Modifying Dimensions . 298Modifying Dimension and Extension Lines . 301Modifying Chain and Datum Dimensions. 305Modifying a Dimension Vertex . 306Grouping . 306Further Information . 306Hatching a Drawing . 307Hatching a Drawing Area . 308Converting Hatch to Geometry . 310Deleting Hatching. 311Setting Hatch Parameters. 311Setting the Hatch Linetype and Color. 313Setting Hatch Patterns. 314Changing Hatch . 316Hatching Around Text and Dimension Text . 319Setting Up Standard Hatch Patterns . 320Further Information . 322Adding Text to a Drawing. 3236Creo Elements/Direct Drafting User's Guide: Classic User Interface

Entering Text . 324Editing and Deleting Text . 327Setting Text Parameters . 328Modifying Text . 331Drawing Leaders and Terminators . 334Setting Terminator Size and Type . 334Setting Fonts . 335Setting the Text Frame . 337Changing Text . 338Changing the Text Frame. 341Listing Fonts . 341Changing Fonts . 342Font Editor. 342Converting Text to Geometry (DXF/DWG and IGES 2D Translation) . 346Grouping . 346Further Information . 346Adding Symbols to a Drawing . 347Geometric Tolerancing Symbols . 348Surface Symbols. 357Welding Symbols . 364Grouping . 372Handling Parts and Assemblies . 373Introduction to Parts . 376Parts Structure Explained . 376Creating an Assembly Drawing . 379Deleting Parts . 383Modifying Parts . 384Editing Parts . 385Initiating a New Empty Part . 386Making the Parent Part Active . 387Creating Parts. 387Gathering Elements Into Other Parts . 390Gathering Dimensions into Other Parts . 392Gathering Parts . 393Showing Parts . 396Smashing Subparts. 397Sharing Parts. 399Unsharing Parts . 401Working with the Parts Editor . 402Producing a Parts List . 404Viewing Parts . 407Spotlighting Parts. 408Changing Parts into Symbols . 408Setting the Part Reference Point . 409Renaming Parts . 409Multiple Drawing Scales . 410Contents7

Scaling Parts about a Reference Point. 412Unique Partnames . 412Further Information . 413Generating Hidden Lines. 414Introduction to Hidden Lines. 415Hidden Line — Tutorial Example 1. 420Setting the Current Offset . 425Setting Z-Values . 425Generating Faces and Setting Z-Values in a Complete Part. 428Checking Z-Values . 429Generating Faces . 434Deleting Covering Faces . 436Redrawing in Hidden or Normal Mode . 437Coloring Faces . 438Viewing a Range of Z-Values . 439Generating Hidden Lines . 441Loading the Backup Drawing . 442Setting How Hidden Lines are Displayed. 442Plotting Hidden Lines . 444Dumping Hidden Lines . 444Hidden Line – Tutorial Example 2 . 444Creating the Crank Assembly. 444Using Layers and Infos. 450Drawing Using Layers . 451Setting the Active Layer. 454Duplicating Elements in Other Layers . 454Moving Elements Between Layers. 454Using the Show Block with Layers . 455Modifying and Deleting Layers . 456What are Infos? . 456Editing an Info. 458Deleting an Info. 459Changing Infos . 460Listing Infos . 461Listing Namespaces. 461Using the Show Block with Infos. 462Further Information . 462Storing, Loading and Filing . 463File Organization and Names . 464Identifying Files. 465Loading and Storing Drawings Using File Browser. 467Importing a Bitmap File. 472Transparency . 476Loading a Drawing or Part (Filename Method). 478Storing a Drawing (Filename Method). 481Creating a New Creo Elements/Direct Drafting Instance. 4848Creo Elements/Direct Drafting User's Guide: Classic User Interface

Opening an Existing Drawing File in a New Creo Elements/Direct DraftingInstance. 484Viewing the Catalog . 485Listing Catalog Items. 486Sorting the Catalog . 490Selecting the Current Directory . 492Copying Files and Directories . 493Purging Files or Directories. 497Creating Directories . 501Editing Files. 501Inputting Files . 502Saving Files. 502Revision Checking . 503Using Revision Checking . 505Annotation . 508Introduction . 509Loading an Annotation Drawing . 512Using the Sheet Browser to Navigate among Sheets and Views . 512Views . 513Showing Differences in a View Following a 3D Change . 514Handling Annotation Elements . 515Dimensions . 515Sheets . 516Hiding, Deleting, Unhiding . 517Unhiding Elements . 517Changing Colors, Linetypes and Hatches. 518Showing and Storing . 518Storing the Drawing for Further

Creo Elements/Direct Drafting is a versatile 2D design and drafting system for optimizing each stage of the design process. Using Creo Elements/Direct Drafting you can quickly and easily create and modify 2D drawings. Creo Elements/Direct Drafting provides a full set of commands for constructing,

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