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Changin Dimension Size

aandersen

New member
Does any one know of a way to change the font size of dimensions in sketcher? One of our cusotmers said that his monitor is a little small (and probably an older person w/not so good eye sight) and when running Pro/E at a normal resolution it is hard for him to read deminsions.



Oh, yea. He is using Wildfire.



Any help is appreciated.
 

aandersen

New member
I just tried it and it did not work in sketcher. It made it made my text larger in other areas though.



Just for kicks I set it to 70 and the labels on my datums (front, right, top) were huge but when I went in to sketch my dims were still the normal size.
 
G

Guest

Guest
Hmm. It works for me. I'm using 2001, build 2003280. I changed mine to 20. The fonts were huge even in sketcher. Remember, the lower the number, the larger the font size.



I had to restart Pro/E for the changes to take effect.
 

aandersen

New member
Ok....I was wrong, don't know why it didn't work the first time but i tried it again and it worked????? Oh, well thats computers for you. I appreciate the help this was exactly what I was looking for. I am sure my customer will be happy.
 

valimdj

New member
Hello,

The link provided doesn't work.

Does any one know of a way to change the font size of dimensions in sketcher?

This is what I found searching for a config.pro option in WF 4.0 :


<t></t><table style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 862pt;" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="1148"><col style="width: 277pt;" width="369">
<col style="width: 472pt;" width="629">
<col style="width: 113pt;" width="150">
<t><tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="height: 15pt; width: 277pt; font-style: italic;" width="369" height="20">Name</td>
<td style="border-left: medium none; width: 472pt; font-style: italic;" width="629">Description</td>
<td style="border-left: medium none; width: 113pt; font-style: italic;" width="150">Values</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">CURR_PROC_COMP_DEF_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Specifies the default
font used on the current component in a process assembly.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 45pt;" height="60">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 45pt;" height="60">DEFAULT_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Sets
font for text other than menu bar, menus and their children, and pop-up menus
and help. Add comma-delimited variables in any order (italic bold, 24, times
or 24, times, italic bold have the same effect). Any omitted variable uses
standard setting.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">DEFAULT_FONT_KERNING_IN_DRAWING</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 30pt;" height="40">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 30pt;" height="40">FONTS_SIZE</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Determines
the relative size of the text in menus and dialog boxes. You must
restart

Pro/ENGINEER for the change to take effect.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">small / medium /
large</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 45pt;" height="60">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 45pt;" height="60">IGES_IN_DWG_LINE_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Controls
the import of user-defined line fonts. Yes - Give default names to
user-defined line styles without names in order ("IGES_1,"
"IGES_2" etc.). No - Imports the user-defined line fonts as Solid
line font.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">yes / no</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">IGES_OUT_DWG_LINE_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Controls the export
of user-defined line font through IGES. No - Exports all geometry as solid
font.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">yes / no</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 45pt;" height="60">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 45pt;" height="60">MENU_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Specify
font used in the Pro/ENGINEER menu bar, menus, and all their children.
Specify the

comma-delimited variables in any order (italic bold, 24, times or 24,
times, italic bold have the

same effect). Any omitted variable uses the standard setting.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">OFFSET_LINE_DEF_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Specifies the font in
which offset lines are displayed in drawings.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 45pt;" height="60">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 45pt;" height="60">POPUPHELP_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Specify
font used in the Pro/ENGINEER pop-up help. Add the comma-delimited variables
in any

order (italic bold, 24, times or 24, times, italic bold have the same
effect). Any omitted variable

uses the standard setting.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">PREV_PROC_COMP_DEF_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Specify the default
font for previously added components in a process assembly.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 30pt;" height="40">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 30pt;" height="40">PRO_FONT_DIR</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Sets
the default font directory (Pro/ENGINEER will load all fonts in this
directory into the drawing

regardless of the contents of the system and working directories).</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">SKETCHER_DEFAULT_FONT_KERNING</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">USE_IGES_FONT_1003</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">Used to disable the
use of IGES font 1003.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">yes / no</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 30pt;" height="40">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 30pt;" height="40">USE_IGES_KANJI_FONT_2001</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Specifies
whether to convert Kanji notes in Pro/ENGINEER to IGES Kanji notes (font
code) when

exporting. Yes - Converts Kanji notes to IGES Kanji notes. No - Converts
using Font 1.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 30pt;" height="40">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 30pt;" height="40">USE_PRE_WILDFIRE_TEXT_FONT</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Yes
- Use the old stroke-based PTC font as the default font. No - Use a True Type
font as the

default font.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">no / yes</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 45pt;" height="60">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 45pt;" height="60">USE_SOFTWARE_LINEFONTS</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none; width: 472pt;" width="629">Yes
- The exact line style used in Pro/ENGINEER is plotted, stroked out dot by
dot, dash by dash,

and space by space. No - plots lines using the line font it supports which
most closely resembles

the font used in Pro/ENGINEER.</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;">yes / no</td>
</tr>
<tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20">
<td style="border-top: medium none; height: 15pt;" height="20">USE_WEB_PAGE_FONT_IN_REPORTS</td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
<td style="border-top: medium none; border-left: medium none;"></td>
</tr>
</t></table>


Edited by: valimdj
 

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