EDITING BLOCK VIEW APPEARANCE - WHY DIFFERENT?

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I noticed that when I open a block for editing, the view appears different from the
main view; namely, fewere opened toolbars, my custom toolbar is not available, and
the selection of the menu icons look more like the default arrangement than my custom
configuration. Why?
I'm still waiting on some guidance on my question of how to make blocks available
globally.
Thanks,
Ron
Ronald W Latour
2 REPLIES

Re: EDITING BLOCK VIEW APPEARANCE - WHY DIFFERENT?

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Ron,
What you are seeing is the Edit Block View environment. Solid Edge 2D
Drafting is broken into environments. Think of an environment as a context
that allows you to create and/or modify geometry for specific reason. The
working sheet is an environment. The 2D Model is an environment. Edit block
View is an environment. You will notice that when you Open a block for edit,
there is an additional ribbon that has a Return button to get you out of
that environment. Each environment may display different commands by default
and is customizable separately.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: EDITING BLOCK VIEW APPEARANCE - WHY DIFFERENT?

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Ricky,
In the interim since you answered this question, I've learned also that when you
switch to the BLOCK EDITING screen, any custom speed key (shortcut keys) don't work.
So to make them work, you need to set them in the BE screen. If this is the way
it's suppose to work, it doesn't make any sense. The methodology that a person
uses in drawing is the same regardless of whether in the normal pane or the editing
pane.
I hope you all fix this in the next update.
Ron

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ron,
>What you are seeing is the Edit Block View environment. Solid Edge 2D
>Drafting is broken into environments. Think of an environment as a context
>
>that allows you to create and/or modify geometry for specific reason. The
>
>working sheet is an environment. The 2D Model is an environment. Edit block
>
>View is an environment. You will notice that when you Open a block for edit,
>
>there is an additional ribbon that has a Return button to get you out of
>that environment. Each environment may display different commands by default
>
>and is customizable separately.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ronald W Latour