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BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

All,
There is a bug with respect to editing blocks that can cause sheets to not
work correctly. This is only an issue if you use blocks.
The problem occurrs when you close Block Edit using the 'X' to close the
window instead of clicking on the 'Close Block' button on the Home tab when
editing the block.
One of the effects of this is that your Sheet tabs disappear at the bottom.
The problem has been fixed in the next release. For now ALWAYS exit Block
Edit using the Close Block button. Do not exit Block Edit using the 'X' co
close the window.
If you have been using the workflow described above, and are having problems
with sheets, please let me know. The files can be fixed.
Regards,
Rick B.

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Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - LATOUR AGAIN


Ricky, I am giving up completely on creating blocks. SE has some serious problems
re that subject. I used the file you sent me after fixing it. I renamed it per
attached and it started out OK. However, in creating my first block since you sent
it, after correctly saving the block into the library tab, I selected another block
for edit. When it flipped to the Edit screen:
1. All previous Options settings re screen color, ribbon menu additions, etc. were
lost.
2. I tried to close out using the Block Close button but there wasn't a button to
be found. Hence, I saved/closed the file, reopened it and tried again.
3. Than the block showed in the Edit screen at the bottom of a fixed size grid -
not on the Model page. And still no close button.
The reason I liked the blocks in separate files is if I put them all on one page
in one file, and that file get's corrupted, I've lost them all.
Ron


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>There is a bug with respect to editing blocks that can cause sheets to not
>
>work correctly. This is only an issue if you use blocks.
>
>The problem occurrs when you close Block Edit using the 'X' to close the
>window instead of clicking on the 'Close Block' button on the Home tab when
>
>editing the block.
>
>One of the effects of this is that your Sheet tabs disappear at the bottom.
>
>The problem has been fixed in the next release. For now ALWAYS exit Block
>
>Edit using the Close Block button. Do not exit Block Edit using the 'X' co
>
>close the window.
>
>If you have been using the workflow described above, and are having problems
>
>with sheets, please let me know. The files can be fixed.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - LATOUR AGAIN

Ron,
The screen color for Working Sheets is controlled separately from (2D Model
and Block Edit). If you switch the color to black, just ensure that is is
black for all environments.
The Close button is on the Home Tab. In a future release we will be adding
it as a button in the display window. This way you do not have to go back to
the home tab to find it.
Rick B.

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - LATOUR AGAIN


Ricky, I think that I got confused as to what environment I was in.
What I did what to click on a block from the library. It opened to a separate screen
which was a Sheet not a Model but with my black background. SO I opened the Model
sheet which was a black ground also but the Sheet tab turned white. I opened SE
Options to change the color scheme but my custom settings were not available.
Further, the block only appeared on the Sheet. I had to copy it over to the Model
tab. The menu appearance made me think that I was in Block Edit and I tried to find
the Block Close button which wasn't there.
Later, I repeated this and opened the context menu and selected Block Open. That
brought me to the Block Edit screen. So I realized that the single click event
was really the same as just opening any SE file.
This is so confusing.
Ron
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>The screen color for Working Sheets is controlled separately from (2D Model
>
>and Block Edit). If you switch the color to black, just ensure that is is
>
>black for all environments.
>
>The Close button is on the Home Tab. In a future release we will be adding
>
>it as a button in the display window. This way you do not have to go back
>to
>the home tab to find it.
>
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - LATOUR AGAIN

Ron,
When you drag and drop to the library window, a new draft file is created.
These draft files are symbol draft files. The creation of of the symbol
draft file through drag and drop used the symbol template. This is specified
in the file locations. If you want the symbols to use the same template as
file new, specify that template here.
Regards,
Rick B.


Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

Ricky, I am having the problem you outline, while using Blocks my Sheet tabs have disappeared and if I click to view one of the tab types, i.e. View > Working and then try to save the document, SE2D gives me a Termination Log.

You mention "The problem has been fixed in the next release".

How do I determine what version I have?

The website
http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml

Just tells me I can upgrade.

You also mention a workaround. What is the workaround?

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

Thomas,
To see the version, click on the Help button. Then click on "About Solid
Edge".
the version number is at the top of the dialog.
If you are seeing this problem, most likely you are using V100.
V102 will be delivered shortly. Opening the file in V102 will fix the
problem
In the mean time, if you have a file with this problem and it is critical
that it be fixed, I can fix the file if you send it to me.
I'll send it back to you.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

[ Edited ]
Ricky, thanks, I just did not scroll down far enough in help to see "About Solid Edge". It is version 100.00.00.133.

Attached is the file with the "BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM" please fix it.

Best regards, Tom Threinen

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

Thomas,
I believe your problem is more simple.
It looks like you have disabled the display of the Working sheet tabs.
Click on the 'Views' tab at the top.
Then click on 'Working' command in the 'Sheet Views' command group.
It should be close to the left side of the command ribbon.
This should enable the working sheet tabs at the bottom.
Let me know if this does not work.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: BLOCK CORRUPTION PROBLEM - PLEASE READ

Ricky, when I am using SE2d I usually keep all three sheet views highlighted/open.
In the above attached file it opens with the 2d Model sheet active, then if I highlight/open either of the other Sheet Views it will display the 2d Model and Working or 2d Model and Background and various other combinations but never all three Working Sheet tabs at the bottom of theSE2d window, even if they are all highlighted at the top in View. Then after you have tried any of the above and click Save, the Termination log comes up and then SE2d has to close. Best regards, Tom Threinen