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The preferences for the [[TechDraw Workbench|TechDraw Workbench]] are found in the [[Preferences Editor|Preferences Editor]], in the menu {{MenuCommand|Edit → Preferences → TechDraw}}.
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The preferences screen of the [[TechDraw Workbench|TechDraw Workbench]] are found in the [[Preferences Editor|Preferences Editor]], {{MenuCommand|Edit → Preferences → TechDraw}}.
  
 
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[[Image:TechDraw_Preferences1.png|865px|preferences tab 1]]
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===General=== <!--T:4-->
 
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* '''Projection Angle''': {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_NewProjGroup.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_NewProjGroup|ProjectionGroups]]}} will use either First or Third angle projection. See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiview_projection multiview projection] for an explanation.
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* '''Hidden Line''': the style (solid, dashed, etc) to be used for hidden lines.
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* '''Projection Angle''': [[Image:TechDraw_NewProjGroup.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_NewProjGroup|ProjectionGroups]] will use either first- or third-angle projection. See [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiview_projection#Multiviews multiview projection] for an explanation.
* '''Detect Faces''': if ticked, TechDraw will attempt to build faces using the line segments returned by the hidden line removal algorithm. Faces must be detected in order to use {{Button|[[Image:Techdraw-hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|hatching]]}}, but there can be a performance penalty in complex models.
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* '''Hidden Line''': The style (solid, dashed, etc.) to be used for hidden lines.
* '''ShowSectionEdges''': highlight the border of the section cut in {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_NewSection.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_NewSection|section views]]}}. Usually only for debugging.
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* '''Detect Faces''': If checked, TechDraw will attempt to build faces using the line segments returned by the hidden line removal algorithm. Faces must be detected in order to use [[Image:Techdraw-hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|Hatching]], but there can be a performance penalty in complex models.
* '''AutoDistribute''': Adjusts default setting for Project Group automatic distribute of secondary views.
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* '''Show Section Edges''': Highlights the border of the section cut in [[Image:TechDraw_NewSection.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_NewSection|Section Views]].
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* '''Auto-distribute Secondary Views''': Automatically distributes secondary views for [[Image:TechDraw_NewProjGroup.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_NewProjGroup|ProjectionGroups]].
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* '''Update with 3D''': Controls whether or not Pages are updated every time the 3D model is changed. This is a global policy setting.
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* '''Allow Page Override''': Controls whether or not a Page's 'KeepUpdate' property can override the system wide 'Update with 3D' parameter.  This is a global policy setting.
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* '''KeepPagesUpToDate''': keeping the drawing pages in sync with the 3D model in real time can slow response times.  This parameter controls the default setting of the 'KeepUpdated' property in new drawings.
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{{Version|0.19}}
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* '''Update With 3D''': Whether or not pages are updated every time the 3D model is changed. This is a global policy setting.
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* '''Allow Page Override''': Whether or not a page's ''Keep Update'' property can override the global '''Update With 3D''' parameter.  This is a global policy setting.
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* '''Keep Page Up To Date''': Keeps the drawing pages in sync with the 3D model in real time. This can slow the response time.
  
 
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you can set your preferred colors here.
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Setup of the default colors for new pages. Additionally there is an option:
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* '''Transparent Faces''': If checked, object faces will be transparent. {{Version|0.19}}
  
 
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* '''Label Font''': the name of the default font for Labels.
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* '''Label Font''': The name of the default font for labels.
* '''Label Size''': default size (mm) for label text.
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* '''Label Size''': Default size for label text.
* '''Template dot size''': green unit dot size in units
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* '''Editable Text Marker Size''': Size of editable text marker in templates (green dots).
  
 
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* '''Default Template''': use this file chooser to select a default Template file for your drawings.
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* '''Default Template''': Default template file for new pages.
* '''Template Directory''': the starting directory for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_New_Pick.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_New_Pick|New Page from Template]]}}.
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* '''Template Directory''': Starting directory for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_New_Pick.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_New_Pick|Insert new Page using Template]]}}.
* '''Hatch Image''': default [[SVG|SVG]] or [[bitmap|bitmap]] file for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_Hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|hatching]]}}.
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* '''Hatch Image''': Default [[SVG|SVG]] or [[bitmap|bitmap]] file for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_Hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|Hatch a Face using image file]]}}.
* '''LineGroup File''': Alternate file for personal [[TechDraw_LineGroup|LineGroup]] definitions.
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* '''Line Group File''': Alternate file for personal [[TechDraw_LineGroup|LineGroup]] definitions.
* '''Welding Directory''': Alternate directory for [[TechDraw_WeldingSymbol|Welding]] Svg files.
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* '''Welding Directory''': Default directory for {{Button|[[File:techdraw-weldsymbol.svg|24px]] [[TechDraw_WeldingSymbol|WeldingSymbol]]}}. {{Version|0.19}}
* '''PAT File''': default PAT pattern definition file for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_Hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|hatching]]}}.
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* '''PAT File''': Default PAT pattern definition file for {{Button|[[Image:TechDraw_Hatch.png|16px]] [[TechDraw_Hatching|Hatch a Face using image file]]}}.
* '''Pattern Name''': the name of your favourite PAT pattern.
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* '''Pattern Name''': Name of the default PAT pattern.
  
 
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== TechDraw Dimensions == <!--T:21-->
  
 
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[[Image:TechDraw_Preferences2.png|preferences tab 2]]
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===Dimensions=== <!--T:10-->
 
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Some preference settings are only accessible through the Tools → Edit parameters... menu item.
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===Preferences/Mod/TechDraw/Decorations===
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Some preference settings are only accessible through the [[Std DlgParameter|Parameter editor]], {{MenuCommand|Tools → Edit parameters}}.
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* '''CenterMarkScale''': default scale factor for CenterMarks
 
* '''CenterMarkScale''': default scale factor for CenterMarks
 
* '''ShowCenterMarks''': default true/false
 
* '''ShowCenterMarks''': default true/false
 
* '''PrintCenterMarks''': true/false show CenterMarks when printing (>= v0.19)
 
* '''PrintCenterMarks''': true/false show CenterMarks when printing (>= v0.19)
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* '''DefaultScale''': initial setting of Page Scale (v0.19+)
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* '''DefaultScale''': initial setting of Page Scale {{Version|0.19}}
 
* '''EdgeFuzz''': pick radius for Edges
 
* '''EdgeFuzz''': pick radius for Edges
 
* '''MarkFuzz''': pick radius for CenterMarks
 
* '''MarkFuzz''': pick radius for CenterMarks
 
* '''SectionFuseFirst''': fuse Source objects before performing Section cut
 
* '''SectionFuseFirst''': fuse Source objects before performing Section cut
* '''EdgeEndCap''': shape of Edge ends 0x00 FlatCap, 0x10 SquareCap, 0x20 RoundCap (Qt::PenCapStyle) (v0.19+)
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* '''EdgeEndCap''': shape of Edge ends 0x00 FlatCap, 0x10 SquareCap, 0x20 RoundCap (Qt::PenCapStyle) {{Version|0.19}}
  
 
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* '''SectionFormat''': section line style 0-ASME 1-ISO
 
* '''SectionFormat''': section line style 0-ASME 1-ISO
  
 
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* '''RadiusAligned''': Radius dimension format 0-ISO(aligned) 1-ASME(uniform)
 
* '''RadiusAligned''': Radius dimension format 0-ISO(aligned) 1-ASME(uniform)
 
  
 
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{{TechDraw Tools navi}}
 
{{TechDraw Tools navi}}
 
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{{Userdocnavi}}
 
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The preferences screen of the TechDraw Workbench are found in the Preferences Editor, Edit → Preferences → TechDraw.

There are two tabs: TechDraw General and TechDraw Dimensions.

TechDraw General

TechDraw Preferences1.png

General

  • Projection Angle: TechDraw NewProjGroup.png ProjectionGroups will use either first- or third-angle projection. See multiview projection for an explanation.
  • Hidden Line: The style (solid, dashed, etc.) to be used for hidden lines.
  • Detect Faces: If checked, TechDraw will attempt to build faces using the line segments returned by the hidden line removal algorithm. Faces must be detected in order to use Techdraw-hatch.png Hatching, but there can be a performance penalty in complex models.
  • Show Section Edges: Highlights the border of the section cut in TechDraw NewSection.png Section Views.
  • Auto-distribute Secondary Views: Automatically distributes secondary views for TechDraw NewProjGroup.png ProjectionGroups.

Drawing Updates

introduced in version 0.19

  • Update With 3D: Whether or not pages are updated every time the 3D model is changed. This is a global policy setting.
  • Allow Page Override: Whether or not a page's Keep Update property can override the global Update With 3D parameter. This is a global policy setting.
  • Keep Page Up To Date: Keeps the drawing pages in sync with the 3D model in real time. This can slow the response time.

Colors

Setup of the default colors for new pages. Additionally there is an option:

Labels

  • Label Font: The name of the default font for labels.
  • Label Size: Default size for label text.
  • Editable Text Marker Size: Size of editable text marker in templates (green dots).

Files

TechDraw Dimensions

TechDraw Preferences2.png

Dimensions

  • Show Units: append the unit specifier (mm, in, etc.) to values.
  • Use Global Decimals: use the number of decimal positions from Preferences → General → Units.
  • Alternate Decimals: if Use Global Decimals is unticked, use this number of decimal positions.
  • Format Spec: formats dimension text. Uses printf format specifier.
  • Font Size: size for Dimension Text.
  • Color: default color for Dimension text and lines.
  • Diameter Symbol: diameter dimensions will be prefixed by this text.
  • Arrow Style: choose the dimension line end mark you prefer.
  • Arrow Size: size of end mark in mm.
  • Dimensioning Standard and Style: default value for ISO/ASME style Dimensions.

Decorations

  • Line Group: the name of default line group specification.
  • Matting Style: show TechDraw New Detail.png detail views as circles or rectangles.
  • Center Line Style: default style for View center lines (horizontal and vertical).
  • Center Line Color: default color for View center lines.
  • Section Line Style: default style for section line in the Base View of TechDraw NewSection.png a Section View.
  • Section Line Color: default color for section lines.
  • Hatch Weight: default line thickness for TechDraw GeomHatch.png geometric hatching. See Techdraw-hatch.png hatching.
  • Vertex Color: default color for Vertices.
  • Vertex Scale: adjustment for Vertex size on drawings.

Hidden Settings

Some preference settings are only accessible through the Parameter editor, Tools → Edit parameters.

Preferences/Mod/TechDraw/Decorations

  • CenterMarkScale: default scale factor for CenterMarks
  • ShowCenterMarks: default true/false
  • PrintCenterMarks: true/false show CenterMarks when printing (>= v0.19)

Preferences/Mod/TechDraw/General

  • DefaultScale: initial setting of Page Scale introduced in version 0.19
  • EdgeFuzz: pick radius for Edges
  • MarkFuzz: pick radius for CenterMarks
  • SectionFuseFirst: fuse Source objects before performing Section cut
  • EdgeEndCap: shape of Edge ends 0x00 FlatCap, 0x10 SquareCap, 0x20 RoundCap (Qt::PenCapStyle) introduced in version 0.19

Preferences/Mod/TechDraw/Format

  • SectionFormat: section line style 0-ASME 1-ISO

Preferences/Mod/TechDraw/Standards

  • RadiusAligned: Radius dimension format 0-ISO(aligned) 1-ASME(uniform)