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Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File


I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
but I am unable to add dimensions.
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Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File

What you must be looking at are "drawing views" created from a 3D model
created using a product Solid Edge (3D) seat. These are by design not
locateable in Free 2D. Free 2D is explicitly designed to NOT be able to
detail drawings of 3D models (we do have to make money somehow you know!).
If the drawing was of pure 2D stuff (created as 2D) you can dimension to
that just fine.
DS
"j gaspers" wrote in message
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>
> I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
> but I am unable to add dimensions.


Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File


"Dan Staples" wrote:
>What you must be looking at are "drawing views" created from a 3D model
>created using a product Solid Edge (3D) seat. These are by design not
>locateable in Free 2D. Free 2D is explicitly designed to NOT be able to
>detail drawings of 3D models (we do have to make money somehow you know!).
>
>If the drawing was of pure 2D stuff (created as 2D) you can dimension to
>that just fine.
>
>DS
>
>"j gaspers" wrote in message
>news:4550d962$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
>> but I am unable to add dimensions.

>
>Dan,
Can the maintenanced versions (SE352 for floating or SE353
for node locked) you spoke of in Article #325 dimension these same "drawing views"
from a 3d model? I have a guy here who deals in a mix of 2D autocad files & our
3D drawing views and needs to be able to dimension to the drawing views within his
layouts. If this is not possible, do I have the wrong software for this particular
job? Where can I get more detailed information on the SE352 & SE353?

Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File

Steve,
Whether the maintenance version or not, Solid Edge 2D Drafting is
specifically designed to NOT be able to dimension to models that came from
3D. You will need a Solid Edge license for this task. You should consult
with your reseller on the lowest priced SE packaging/configuration for this.
DS

"Steve McCracken" wrote in message
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>
> "Dan Staples" wrote:
>>What you must be looking at are "drawing views" created from a 3D model
>>created using a product Solid Edge (3D) seat. These are by design not
>>locateable in Free 2D. Free 2D is explicitly designed to NOT be able to
>>detail drawings of 3D models (we do have to make money somehow you know!).
>>
>>If the drawing was of pure 2D stuff (created as 2D) you can dimension to
>>that just fine.
>>
>>DS
>>
>>"j gaspers" wrote in message
>>news:4550d962$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
>>> but I am unable to add dimensions.

>>
>>Dan,
> Can the maintenanced versions (SE352 for floating or SE353
> for node locked) you spoke of in Article #325 dimension these same
> "drawing views"
> from a 3d model? I have a guy here who deals in a mix of 2D autocad files
> & our
> 3D drawing views and needs to be able to dimension to the drawing views
> within his
> layouts. If this is not possible, do I have the wrong software for this
> particular
> job? Where can I get more detailed information on the SE352 & SE353?
>

Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File

Hi Dan,
What you say is fair enough. But does it work the other way? Will files
created in 2D Drafting be usable in the full product? It would defeat the
purpose of upgrading if all those files created by 2D Drafting is unusable
in the full product.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"Dan Staples" wrote in message
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> Steve,
>
> Whether the maintenance version or not, Solid Edge 2D Drafting is
> specifically designed to NOT be able to dimension to models that came from
> 3D. You will need a Solid Edge license for this task. You should consult
> with your reseller on the lowest priced SE packaging/configuration for
> this.
>
> DS
>
>
> "Steve McCracken" wrote in message
> news:45d6234f$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote:
>>>What you must be looking at are "drawing views" created from a 3D model
>>>created using a product Solid Edge (3D) seat. These are by design not
>>>locateable in Free 2D. Free 2D is explicitly designed to NOT be able to
>>>detail drawings of 3D models (we do have to make money somehow you
>>>know!).
>>>
>>>If the drawing was of pure 2D stuff (created as 2D) you can dimension to
>>>that just fine.
>>>
>>>DS
>>>
>>>"j gaspers" wrote in message
>>>news:4550d962$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>
>>>> I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
>>>> but I am unable to add dimensions.
>>>
>>>Dan,

>> Can the maintenanced versions (SE352 for floating or SE353
>> for node locked) you spoke of in Article #325 dimension these same
>> "drawing views"
>> from a 3d model? I have a guy here who deals in a mix of 2D autocad
>> files & our
>> 3D drawing views and needs to be able to dimension to the drawing views
>> within his
>> layouts. If this is not possible, do I have the wrong software for this
>> particular
>> job? Where can I get more detailed information on the SE352 & SE353?
>>
>
>

Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File

2D Drafting is fully compatible with "regular" Solid Edge. SE can read the
2D Drafting files and vice versa. The only restriction is the runtime
restriction to not dimension to 3D. There is no restriction on ability to
read/write each other.In fact, SE 2D Drafting is a proper subset of Solid
Edge.
DS
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
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> Hi Dan,
>
> What you say is fair enough. But does it work the other way? Will files
> created in 2D Drafting be usable in the full product? It would defeat the
> purpose of upgrading if all those files created by 2D Drafting is unusable
> in the full product.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
>
> "Dan Staples" wrote in message
> news:45d9c280$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Steve,
>>
>> Whether the maintenance version or not, Solid Edge 2D Drafting is
>> specifically designed to NOT be able to dimension to models that came
>> from 3D. You will need a Solid Edge license for this task. You should
>> consult with your reseller on the lowest priced SE
>> packaging/configuration for this.
>>
>> DS
>>
>>
>> "Steve McCracken" wrote in
>> message news:45d6234f$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>
>>> "Dan Staples" wrote:
>>>>What you must be looking at are "drawing views" created from a 3D model
>>>>created using a product Solid Edge (3D) seat. These are by design not
>>>>locateable in Free 2D. Free 2D is explicitly designed to NOT be able to
>>>>detail drawings of 3D models (we do have to make money somehow you
>>>>know!).
>>>>
>>>>If the drawing was of pure 2D stuff (created as 2D) you can dimension to
>>>>that just fine.
>>>>
>>>>DS
>>>>
>>>>"j gaspers" wrote in message
>>>>news:4550d962$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>
>>>>> I can open and view existing Solid Edge files
>>>>> but I am unable to add dimensions.
>>>>
>>>>Dan,
>>> Can the maintenanced versions (SE352 for floating or SE353
>>> for node locked) you spoke of in Article #325 dimension these same
>>> "drawing views"
>>> from a 3d model? I have a guy here who deals in a mix of 2D autocad
>>> files & our
>>> 3D drawing views and needs to be able to dimension to the drawing views
>>> within his
>>> layouts. If this is not possible, do I have the wrong software for this
>>> particular
>>> job? Where can I get more detailed information on the SE352 & SE353?
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File


Man, Dan, this is bad news.
I'm looking for a free viewer that my vendor can use to view and make measurements
from my Solid Edge drawings, as sometimes we miss a dimension on a drawing and he
has to take time out to call us and get the missing dimensional information.
I was hoping he could use this free tool to do this. I guess he still can, but
now I have to go to the extra step of exporting a .DXF file from my Solid Edge drawing
first, so he can dimension that.
Steve
"Dan Staples" wrote:
>Steve,
>
>Whether the maintenance version or not, Solid Edge 2D Drafting is
>specifically designed to NOT be able to dimension to models that came from
>
>3D. You will need a Solid Edge license for this task. You should consult
>with your reseller on the lowest priced SE packaging/configuration for this.
>
>DS

Re: Dimensioning Existing Solid Edge File


Adding a workflow such as this could open up all kinds of friendly doors to downstream
customers/users. If UGS is going to nibble away at the Inventor/Autocad combo adding
such a workflow would be a step in the right direction.