Dimension Properties

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Good day,
On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is it
possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to make the
change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible to select a
new default font?
Sincere thanks,
Roger

14 REPLIES

Re: Dimension Properties

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Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab (ST)
and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are using and
Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The entire drawing will
then update to reflect the change. If you want all new drawings to be this
way, you must make this change in the template file that you are using.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Roger" wrote in message
news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Good day,
>
> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is it
> possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to make the
> change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible to select a
> new default font?
>
> Sincere thanks,
>
> Roger
>


Re: Dimension Properties

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Ken,
Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on how to
change the Template File?
Sincere thanks,
Roger
"PellaKen" wrote in message
news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are using
> and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The entire drawing
> will then update to reflect the change. If you want all new drawings to be
> this way, you must make this change in the template file that you are
> using.
>
> --
> Ken
> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
> "Roger" wrote in message
> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Good day,
>>
>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is it
>> possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to make the
>> change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible to select a
>> new default font?
>>
>> Sincere thanks,
>>
>> Roger
>>

>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge installation
folder.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Roger" wrote in message
news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ken,
>
> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on how
> to change the Template File?
>
> Sincere thanks,
> Roger
>
> "PellaKen" wrote in message
> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
>> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are
>> using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The entire
>> drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want all new
>> drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the template file
>> that you are using.
>>
>> --
>> Ken
>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>> "Roger" wrote in message
>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Good day,
>>>
>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is it
>>> possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to make the
>>> change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible to select
>>> a new default font?
>>>
>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>
>>> Roger
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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Ken,
I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
Once again sincere thanks,
Roger.
"PellaKen" wrote in message
news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
> installation folder.
>
> --
> Ken
> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
> "Roger" wrote in message
> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Ken,
>>
>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on how
>> to change the Template File?
>>
>> Sincere thanks,
>> Roger
>>
>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
>>> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are
>>> using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The entire
>>> drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want all new
>>> drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the template file
>>> that you are using.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken
>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>
>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Good day,
>>>>
>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is
>>>> it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to make
>>>> the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible to
>>>> select a new default font?
>>>>
>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>
>>>> Roger
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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Assuming your computer drive is "C", the template files are under
C:\\Program Files\Solid Edge\Templates. You can modify these template files
any way you like so that next time you start a new file you get the modified
templates. However, when you install the next version of Solid Edge this
template folder will get replaced so you want to save your modified
templates to a different location. Under Solid Edge options you can point
the path to your new templates.
If you type "template" into the help index there are step-by-step processes
for setting up your own templates. Look under the sub-topics Creating and
Using.
David

"Roger" wrote in message
news:496d0448$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ken,
>
> I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
>
> Once again sincere thanks,
>
> Roger.
>
> "PellaKen" wrote in message
> news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
>> installation folder.
>>
>> --
>> Ken
>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>> "Roger" wrote in message
>> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ken,
>>>
>>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on
>>> how to change the Template File?
>>>
>>> Sincere thanks,
>>> Roger
>>>
>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
>>>> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are
>>>> using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The
>>>> entire drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want all
>>>> new drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the template
>>>> file that you are using.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken
>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Good day,
>>>>>
>>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is
>>>>> it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to
>>>>> make the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it possible
>>>>> to select a new default font?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>>
>>>>> Roger
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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Dear David,
Many thanks for that - 'its a case of when all else fails read the
instructions!'
I have made a start using the Help File, but all is not seem as simple as it
seems. So called 'clear instructions' are written by experts who forget
that hicks like me need to be led by the hand, step by step! When you know
what you are doing I'm sure the Help notes are fine but they are not
sufficiently explicit for the 'newcomer'. Anyway I'll play around and see
where it takes me.
Sincere thanks,
Roger
"David L Rieschick" wrote in message
news:496d1555$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Assuming your computer drive is "C", the template files are under
> C:\\Program Files\Solid Edge\Templates. You can modify these template
> files any way you like so that next time you start a new file you get the
> modified templates. However, when you install the next version of Solid
> Edge this template folder will get replaced so you want to save your
> modified templates to a different location. Under Solid Edge options you
> can point the path to your new templates.
>
> If you type "template" into the help index there are step-by-step
> processes for setting up your own templates. Look under the sub-topics
> Creating and Using.
>
> David
>
>
> "Roger" wrote in message
> news:496d0448$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Ken,
>>
>> I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
>>
>> Once again sincere thanks,
>>
>> Roger.
>>
>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>> news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
>>> installation folder.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken
>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>
>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Ken,
>>>>
>>>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on
>>>> how to change the Template File?
>>>>
>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>> Roger
>>>>
>>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
>>>>> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are
>>>>> using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The
>>>>> entire drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want all
>>>>> new drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the template
>>>>> file that you are using.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ken
>>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>>
>>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> Good day,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is
>>>>>> it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to
>>>>>> make the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it
>>>>>> possible to select a new default font?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Roger
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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Dear David,
I've spent a couple of hours trying to amend the template file using the
Help Instructions as you suggested. Step 1, 2 & 3 work as described but the
rest of the instructions are pretty useless. Step 4 seems to describe the
use of various sheets rather than how to change the Template and when you
click on 'save as' it does not return to the Template file. I cannot get the
other Steps do not work as described - pretty frustrating really.
All I want to do is produce a simple background sheet containing: The
Drawing Name, filename, date started, date updated and scale. As regards
the style I would like to change the dimension terminator and colour of the
dimension lines. Can you help further?
Sincerely,
Roger
"David L Rieschick" wrote in message
news:496d1555$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Assuming your computer drive is "C", the template files are under
> C:\\Program Files\Solid Edge\Templates. You can modify these template
> files any way you like so that next time you start a new file you get the
> modified templates. However, when you install the next version of Solid
> Edge this template folder will get replaced so you want to save your
> modified templates to a different location. Under Solid Edge options you
> can point the path to your new templates.
>
> If you type "template" into the help index there are step-by-step
> processes for setting up your own templates. Look under the sub-topics
> Creating and Using.
>
> David
>
>
> "Roger" wrote in message
> news:496d0448$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Ken,
>>
>> I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
>>
>> Once again sincere thanks,
>>
>> Roger.
>>
>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>> news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
>>> installation folder.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken
>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>
>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Ken,
>>>>
>>>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on
>>>> how to change the Template File?
>>>>
>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>> Roger
>>>>
>>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View tab
>>>>> (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you are
>>>>> using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The
>>>>> entire drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want all
>>>>> new drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the template
>>>>> file that you are using.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Ken
>>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>>
>>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> Good day,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'. Is
>>>>>> it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having to
>>>>>> make the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it
>>>>>> possible to select a new default font?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Roger
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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The template is a file which can contain several sheets. These sheets may
be one of 3 types - Drawing(Working) sheets, Background sheets and Model
sheets. What you want to do is edit the backround sheet(s). The first part
of step 4 is describing how to turn on the background sheet(s) so that it
can be edited. Within a single template file you can have several different
background sheets each set to a different paper size. If you always use the
same paper size then you may only need a single background sheet. Each
Working sheet has settings telling it which of the Background sheets you
want it to use. These settings are activated via Sheet Setup. Let's ignore
Model sheets for now.
If you open a template file, make changes and just click Save you will be
saving over the old template file. No problem but as I said in an earlier
post these files are overwritten every time you upgrade your software.
Instead use Save As to create a separate location for your customized
template files.
Once you've save your template files to a new location you tell Solid Edge
where to go find these template files. I will post instructions for that in
a separate post.
Let me know if this helps.
David


"Roger" wrote in message
news:496e5569$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Dear David,
>
> I've spent a couple of hours trying to amend the template file using the
> Help Instructions as you suggested. Step 1, 2 & 3 work as described but
> the rest of the instructions are pretty useless. Step 4 seems to describe
> the use of various sheets rather than how to change the Template and when
> you click on 'save as' it does not return to the Template file. I cannot
> get the other Steps do not work as described - pretty frustrating really.
>
> All I want to do is produce a simple background sheet containing: The
> Drawing Name, filename, date started, date updated and scale. As regards
> the style I would like to change the dimension terminator and colour of
> the dimension lines. Can you help further?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Roger
>
> "David L Rieschick" wrote in message
> news:496d1555$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Assuming your computer drive is "C", the template files are under
>> C:\\Program Files\Solid Edge\Templates. You can modify these template
>> files any way you like so that next time you start a new file you get the
>> modified templates. However, when you install the next version of Solid
>> Edge this template folder will get replaced so you want to save your
>> modified templates to a different location. Under Solid Edge options you
>> can point the path to your new templates.
>>
>> If you type "template" into the help index there are step-by-step
>> processes for setting up your own templates. Look under the sub-topics
>> Creating and Using.
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>> "Roger" wrote in message
>> news:496d0448$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ken,
>>>
>>> I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
>>>
>>> Once again sincere thanks,
>>>
>>> Roger.
>>>
>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>> news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
>>>> installation folder.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken
>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Ken,
>>>>>
>>>>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on
>>>>> how to change the Template File?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>> Roger
>>>>>
>>>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>>>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View
>>>>>> tab (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you
>>>>>> are using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The
>>>>>> entire drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want
>>>>>> all new drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the
>>>>>> template file that you are using.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ken
>>>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>> Good day,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'.
>>>>>>> Is it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having
>>>>>>> to make the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it
>>>>>>> possible to select a new default font?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Roger
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimension Properties

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Roger,
See if this video helps at all.
http://www.screencast.com/t/j6pFG1VY
David
"Roger" wrote in message
news:496e5569$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Dear David,
>
> I've spent a couple of hours trying to amend the template file using the
> Help Instructions as you suggested. Step 1, 2 & 3 work as described but
> the rest of the instructions are pretty useless. Step 4 seems to describe
> the use of various sheets rather than how to change the Template and when
> you click on 'save as' it does not return to the Template file. I cannot
> get the other Steps do not work as described - pretty frustrating really.
>
> All I want to do is produce a simple background sheet containing: The
> Drawing Name, filename, date started, date updated and scale. As regards
> the style I would like to change the dimension terminator and colour of
> the dimension lines. Can you help further?
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Roger
>
> "David L Rieschick" wrote in message
> news:496d1555$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Assuming your computer drive is "C", the template files are under
>> C:\\Program Files\Solid Edge\Templates. You can modify these template
>> files any way you like so that next time you start a new file you get the
>> modified templates. However, when you install the next version of Solid
>> Edge this template folder will get replaced so you want to save your
>> modified templates to a different location. Under Solid Edge options you
>> can point the path to your new templates.
>>
>> If you type "template" into the help index there are step-by-step
>> processes for setting up your own templates. Look under the sub-topics
>> Creating and Using.
>>
>> David
>>
>>
>> "Roger" wrote in message
>> news:496d0448$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ken,
>>>
>>> I think I need a bit more guidance perhaps Ricky Black can help?
>>>
>>> Once again sincere thanks,
>>>
>>> Roger.
>>>
>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>> news:496c00c6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> You can find it in the "Templates" folder under the Solid Edge
>>>> installation folder.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken
>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>> news:496a5c17@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Ken,
>>>>>
>>>>> Wonderful and so simple when you know how! Can you offer guidance on
>>>>> how to change the Template File?
>>>>>
>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>> Roger
>>>>>
>>>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>>>> news:49694b76@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> Identify the Dimension style you are using and then go to the View
>>>>>> tab (ST) and click on Styles (two "a"s shown). Select the style you
>>>>>> are using and Modify it. Set the terminator to what you desire. The
>>>>>> entire drawing will then update to reflect the change. If you want
>>>>>> all new drawings to be this way, you must make this change in the
>>>>>> template file that you are using.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Ken
>>>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Roger" wrote in message
>>>>>> news:4968e6ff$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>> Good day,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On my drawings the dimension terminator is set to 'filled arrow'.
>>>>>>> Is it possible to change this permanently to 'backslash'? Having
>>>>>>> to make the change to each dimension is a pain. Similarly is it
>>>>>>> possible to select a new default font?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sincere thanks,
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Roger
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>