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Construction Line & Command


1. Under "Dimensioning Elements Overview" an example of placing a dimension to a
theoretical intersection is pictured using a construction line. How is the profile
line placed and turned into a construction line and where is the Construction command
on the Draw toolbar? A similar example is found under "Construction Geometry" calling
for use of the Construction command on the Draw toolbar.
2. I stumbled upon the answer of how to move Elements within layers. The instruction
states: "To manipulate layers in drawing views, you must be in the Draw In View
environment. Outside the Draw In View environment, you can only Show or Hide layers
in drawing views."
It is NOT clear to me what the Draw In View environment is but I stumbled across
an answer that worked by selecting the view which then released the Move Elements
button in the Edge Bar. I could not find in the Help file any info on either of
the two noted instructions, namely, "Construction Command on the Draw toolbar" and
"Draw In View environment". Any suggestions?
Gil Tellier
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Re: Construction Line & Command

Gil,
Here are the answers to your questions.
Help in Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 contains many topics related to the full
Solid Edge product. We will be cleaning this up. If you see a topic
discussing profiles or sketches, it most likely is a 3D related topic. Both
the Construction command and the Construction Geometry topic are 3D related.
Sorry for the confusion. You do not need to worry about construction
geometry.
1. If you want to place dimensions to intersections, first you need to turn
on the intersection point relationship on the relationships tab of the
IntelliSketch dialog. Click on Tools-IntelliSketch and then on the
Relationships tab. Make sure that Intersection point is checked.
Draw two lines that do not quite intersect. Draw them in such a manner that
you can easily find where the projections of the two lines would intersect.
Click on the Distance Between command. Move the cursor over the two lines
that you are trying to find the intersection. You will see the intersection
bitmap next to the cursor when the intersection is located. Click on the
intersection. Click another keypoint to place the other end of the
dimension.
Lines do have a Projection toggle. Click on a line. There is a button at the
far right of the line modify ribbon par to turn on the projection lines of a
line. With the projection lines turned on, you can easily find the
projection and intersections of lines for constraining other geometry or
placing dimension.
2. Draw in View is a command related to 3D Derived Drawing Views. What are
you needing to do with respect to layers?
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Construction Line & Command

On a side note, dimensions placed to an intersection are always "driven".
To place a "driving" dimension to a intersection, another element (such as a
Point) must be placed at the intersection (using the Intersection
intellisketch option) and the dimension connected to it instead of the
intersection.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Ricky Black" wrote in message
news:4578948f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Gil,
> Here are the answers to your questions.
>
> Help in Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 contains many topics related to the
> full Solid Edge product. We will be cleaning this up. If you see a topic
> discussing profiles or sketches, it most likely is a 3D related topic.
> Both the Construction command and the Construction Geometry topic are 3D
> related. Sorry for the confusion. You do not need to worry about
> construction geometry.
>
> 1. If you want to place dimensions to intersections, first you need to
> turn on the intersection point relationship on the relationships tab of
> the IntelliSketch dialog. Click on Tools-IntelliSketch and then on the
> Relationships tab. Make sure that Intersection point is checked.
>
> Draw two lines that do not quite intersect. Draw them in such a manner
> that you can easily find where the projections of the two lines would
> intersect. Click on the Distance Between command. Move the cursor over the
> two lines that you are trying to find the intersection. You will see the
> intersection bitmap next to the cursor when the intersection is located.
> Click on the intersection. Click another keypoint to place the other end
> of the dimension.
>
> Lines do have a Projection toggle. Click on a line. There is a button at
> the far right of the line modify ribbon par to turn on the projection
> lines of a line. With the projection lines turned on, you can easily find
> the projection and intersections of lines for constraining other geometry
> or placing dimension.
>
> 2. Draw in View is a command related to 3D Derived Drawing Views. What are
> you needing to do with respect to layers?
>
> Regards,
> Rick B.
>


Re: Construction Line & Command


Rick & Ken,
Thank you gentlemen for your succinct answers as I suspected the 3D association.
You are right Rick, the price is right for the 2D product and I have enjoyed
working with the program, so much so that I just purchased Classic from Rick
Plummer at Archway Systems. I plan on continuing work with 2D to complete my
current project and expect there will be more questions to come.
Thanks again for your help,
Gil Tellier

"PellaKen" wrote:
>On a side note, dimensions placed to an intersection are always "driven".
>
>To place a "driving" dimension to a intersection, another element (such as
>a
>Point) must be placed at the intersection (using the Intersection
>intellisketch option) and the dimension connected to it instead of the
>intersection.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Ricky Black" wrote in message
>news:4578948f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Gil,
>> Here are the answers to your questions.
>>
>> Help in Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 contains many topics related to the
>> full Solid Edge product. We will be cleaning this up. If you see a topic

>
>> discussing profiles or sketches, it most likely is a 3D related topic.
>> Both the Construction command and the Construction Geometry topic are 3D

>
>> related. Sorry for the confusion. You do not need to worry about
>> construction geometry.
>>
>> 1. If you want to place dimensions to intersections, first you need to
>> turn on the intersection point relationship on the relationships tab of

>
>> the IntelliSketch dialog. Click on Tools-IntelliSketch and then on the
>> Relationships tab. Make sure that Intersection point is checked.
>>
>> Draw two lines that do not quite intersect. Draw them in such a manner
>> that you can easily find where the projections of the two lines would
>> intersect. Click on the Distance Between command. Move the cursor over the

>
>> two lines that you are trying to find the intersection. You will see the

>
>> intersection bitmap next to the cursor when the intersection is located.

>
>> Click on the intersection. Click another keypoint to place the other end

>
>> of the dimension.
>>
>> Lines do have a Projection toggle. Click on a line. There is a button at

>
>> the far right of the line modify ribbon par to turn on the projection
>> lines of a line. With the projection lines turned on, you can easily find

>
>> the projection and intersections of lines for constraining other geometry

>
>> or placing dimension.
>>
>> 2. Draw in View is a command related to 3D Derived Drawing Views. What are

>
>> you needing to do with respect to layers?
>>
>> Regards,
>> Rick B.
>>

>
>

Re: Construction Line & Command


Rick,
Having just reread your reply and to answer your question, my use of layers is to
put edges on one layer and dimensions on another so that my assembly will be free
of detail dimensions.
Gil

"Gil Tellier" wrote:
>
>Rick & Ken,
>Thank you gentlemen for your succinct answers as I suspected the 3D association.
>You are right Rick, the price is right for the 2D product and I have enjoyed
>working with the program, so much so that I just purchased Classic from Rick
>Plummer at Archway Systems. I plan on continuing work with 2D to complete
>my
>current project and expect there will be more questions to come.
>
>Thanks again for your help,
>Gil Tellier
>
>
>"PellaKen" wrote:
>>On a side note, dimensions placed to an intersection are always "driven".
>>
>>To place a "driving" dimension to a intersection, another element (such as
>>a
>>Point) must be placed at the intersection (using the Intersection
>>intellisketch option) and the dimension connected to it instead of the
>>intersection.
>>
>>--
>>Ken
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>>"Ricky Black" wrote in message
>>news:4578948f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Gil,
>>> Here are the answers to your questions.
>>>
>>> Help in Solid Edge 2D Drafting V19 contains many topics related to the

>
>>> full Solid Edge product. We will be cleaning this up. If you see a topic

>>
>>> discussing profiles or sketches, it most likely is a 3D related topic.

>
>>> Both the Construction command and the Construction Geometry topic are 3D

>>
>>> related. Sorry for the confusion. You do not need to worry about
>>> construction geometry.
>>>
>>> 1. If you want to place dimensions to intersections, first you need to

>
>>> turn on the intersection point relationship on the relationships tab of

>>
>>> the IntelliSketch dialog. Click on Tools-IntelliSketch and then on the

>
>>> Relationships tab. Make sure that Intersection point is checked.
>>>
>>> Draw two lines that do not quite intersect. Draw them in such a manner

>
>>> that you can easily find where the projections of the two lines would
>>> intersect. Click on the Distance Between command. Move the cursor over

>the
>>
>>> two lines that you are trying to find the intersection. You will see the

>>
>>> intersection bitmap next to the cursor when the intersection is located.

>>
>>> Click on the intersection. Click another keypoint to place the other end

>>
>>> of the dimension.
>>>
>>> Lines do have a Projection toggle. Click on a line. There is a button at

>>
>>> the far right of the line modify ribbon par to turn on the projection
>>> lines of a line. With the projection lines turned on, you can easily find

>>
>>> the projection and intersections of lines for constraining other geometry

>>
>>> or placing dimension.
>>>
>>> 2. Draw in View is a command related to 3D Derived Drawing Views. What

>are
>>
>>> you needing to do with respect to layers?
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>> Rick B.
>>>

>>
>>
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