2D Model Sheet or Draft View

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OK I have got to ask this.
Another question was asked in this group about creating detail views. The answer
was that this must be done from a a drawing view, and the way to do that was to
use the 2D Model Sheet.
I always used Draft View in the past and since the icon was removed from the standard
tool set some releases ago I have been diligently putting it in with each upgrade.
This allows me to have as many discreet draft views as I need, create alignments
between them and basically use the 2D Drafting like an intelligent drawing board
when I don't need 3D data.
My main vision for this workflow is to find a place for Free2D as a drawing tool
for a 3D package that has limited drafting built in. Export 2D views from the 3D
model, insert each orthographic view into a Draft View, align the views, dimension
and annotate the drawing and it's done.
Not a nice workflow but better than the very clinky and limited capabailities built
into the 3D package and it's FREE.
OK, so back to my questions -
* Did I miss some fundamental link to why 2D Model Views and Sheets are there?
* Why did the Draft View command and icon get hidden away?
* Is the workflow I am suggesting not the best approach?
Thanks for any feedback on this.
Regards
Mark H.
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Re: 2D Model Sheet or Draft View

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Mark,
The Draft View command was an older concept. It was replaced with the 2D
Model sheet and the 2D Model View command which is comparable to the concept
AutoCAD uses with Viewports. What you could not do with the Draft View
command was work on one 2D view while referencing the geometry from the
other views. With the 2D Model View concept, you place all your geometry
based views of your object on the 2D Model sheet which then allows
referencing the geometry across the views, and then you create 2D Model
Views of each view on the 2D Model sheet and place them on the Working
sheet. These views can then be aligned and annotated as needed.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
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>
> OK I have got to ask this.
>
> Another question was asked in this group about creating detail views. The
> answer
> was that this must be done from a a drawing view, and the way to do that
> was to
> use the 2D Model Sheet.
>
> I always used Draft View in the past and since the icon was removed from
> the standard
> tool set some releases ago I have been diligently putting it in with each
> upgrade.
>
> This allows me to have as many discreet draft views as I need, create
> alignments
> between them and basically use the 2D Drafting like an intelligent drawing
> board
> when I don't need 3D data.
>
> My main vision for this workflow is to find a place for Free2D as a
> drawing tool
> for a 3D package that has limited drafting built in. Export 2D views from
> the 3D
> model, insert each orthographic view into a Draft View, align the views,
> dimension
> and annotate the drawing and it's done.
> Not a nice workflow but better than the very clinky and limited
> capabailities built
> into the 3D package and it's FREE.
>
> OK, so back to my questions -
> * Did I miss some fundamental link to why 2D Model Views and Sheets are
> there?
> * Why did the Draft View command and icon get hidden away?
> * Is the workflow I am suggesting not the best approach?
>
> Thanks for any feedback on this.
>
> Regards
>
> Mark H.


Re: 2D Model Sheet or Draft View

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>* Why did the Draft View command and icon get hidden away?
>
>Thanks for any feedback on this.
>
>Regards
>
>Mark H.

Hi,
One little thing that is not supported by the views created with 'draft view' is
the 'hide everywhere' or 'show everywhere' commands for layers.
Fred
Fred Menage
DesignFusion
Canada