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AAREng (Mechanical) (OP)
22 Apr 12 11:53
I would like to thank everyone that has responded in advance to some of my threads! I am new to pro/e and I will be starting a job soon that will require knowledge of the software. I wanted to go in as prepared as I could! In any case, my problem is that I am trying to create an isometric view so I can access it when I open a new file. I will describe what I've done so far step by step.

1. Set working directory
2. (click) Reorient
3. Change from Orient by reference to Dynamic orient
4. set V = -45 and H= 35.2644
5. Name Isometric
6. Save
7. Set
8. Save file

after I do this and I try to open a new file the Isometric view that I made is not available. I don't understand why? If I can get some suggestions that would be great. Thank you for all your help!!
jvian (Aerospace)
23 Apr 12 10:12
It is possible to set this as the default orientation but you cannot make multiple default views which are available upon startup.  If all you require is to have your "Isometric" view as the default orientation (in which when you select standard or default orientation it will go to that view) then that can be done using the following options:
orientation --> user_defined
x_angle --> 35.2644
y_angle --> -45
or whatever angles you prefer.  But again this is only for the default view orientation.  Although as I am writing this I realized you should be able to do that as well on the default part template.  First create the template the way you want it then save in a "templates" folder which you create (mine is in my startup directory) and point to it using option template_solidpart.

That should be what your after.  Hope that helps and good luck.

- J -
dgallup (Automotive)
23 Apr 12 12:14
Saving a named view saves it in the object (part or assembly) that you created it in.  It doesn't save it for any other parts.  You need to open your template part(s) and assemblie(s), create the view(s) and save.  Then new parts and assemblies will have the additional named views.  


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

AAREng (Mechanical) (OP)
24 Apr 12 17:05
I did some online research and I found out that the files I should be editing are the ones that are labeled "mmns_part_solid.prt" and "inlbs_part_solid.prt". I went to try and add the isometric view by opening my templates folder in the install directory and adding the view as I had explained in my first post on the thread. I did this and I was unable to save it. I haven't done any further research, but does pro/e prevent alterations to this file?
dgallup (Automotive)
24 Apr 12 18:00
Those are Pro/E's built in templates (in <loadpoint>\templates).  I suspect you don't have file permissions to write there.  Those are basically the templates Pro/E uses when you tell it to NOT use a (custom) template.  Make your own template folder and save your part, assembly and drawing templates there as well as drawing formats.  Set option start_model_dir to your template folder.


The Help for this program was created in Windows Help format, which depends on a feature that isn't included in this version of Windows.

mjcole (Mechanical)
18 May 12 12:32
Suggestion you can Modify original Part mmgs or In_part etc. or make a Mapkey (macro)

Tools Mapkeys
Enter key combo like "vci" for View Create Iso
Hit Record
2. (click) Reorient
3. Change from Orient by reference to Dynamic orient
4. set V = -45 and H= 35.2644
5. Name Isometric
6. Save
Hit Done on Record Mapkey dialog hit Save Changed in mapkey dialog and save to

In Tools Environment there is a setting to make default Isometric trimetric. I usually have that set to Trimetric and make my Iso with rotations from front view as you mentioned.

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