Administration Tasks

In the 2D Layout for 3D Design workbench, administrators can manage and customize standards (international or company standards), in the Standards Editor. It lets administrators set the standards used for elements such as dress-up, dimensions, annotations as well as set the styles that will be used as defaults for element properties in the 2D Layout for 3D Design workbench.

A number of standards are provided with the application (in .xml files):

  • Some are specifically intended for Drafting, such as JIS, ISO and ANSI.
  • Some are specifically intended for 2D Layout for 3D Design (as well as for the Functional Tolerancing and Annotation workbench), based on the Drafting standards: these specific standards are suffixed with _3D (such as JIS_3D or ISO_3D). In these specific standards, some properties such as the colors have been customized for optimized display.
    For 2D Layout for 3D Design, we recommend that you customize these specific xxx_3D standards, or that you create your own standards based on these specific standards.


Since all standards are either Drafting, or Drafting-based standards, administration tasks are actually documented in the Interactive Drafting User's Guide.

As a 2D Layout for 3D Design administrator, an important element you need to define is the view box, which gathers all the data needed to fully define the layout of a view set in the 2D window, as well as the position of each view in the 3D space. For specific information regarding the view box, refer to Layout Views Customization (still in the Administration Tasks chapter in the Interactive Drafting User's Guide).


The information you will find in this section is listed below:

Before You Begin
Administering Standards and Generative View Styles
Upgrading Standard Files from Previous Releases
Setting Standard Parameters and Styles