Ricky. I want to know if it's possible to show an Iso view of 2d geometry or of 3D SolidEdge or NX models.
I can can see that you replied to my question but your reply only showed up when I moused over the thread title. Is that the result of a "Quick Reply" or could I be having forum problems? --- I just switched from linear thread mode to Hybrid and I can see your reply now.
Rick, Are you trying to manually draw what would be an isometric view using 2D geometry? There are no specific tools to do this. It is a manual process. Thre are a few ways (dnewsweb, vbulletin, outlook express) to view messages posted to the newsgroup. I use outlook express. I am not aware of any problems with messages showing up. You typically expand the message to see the replies. Regards, Rick B.
I have not actually tried this yet. I am still in the proccess of evaluating the software. I know that there are some features that are shown in the Help file that are not available in the Free 2d software but It's hard to tell which ones they are. I am looking at the page in the help file that is titled 'Draft Enhancements". There is a nice Iso view shown on that page. Is that something that is available in the free 2d product? If so, how was it included.
I also am interested in what capabilities SE2D Free might have available for creating iso views, either natively, through some sort of supported plugin, or through end-user customisation..
I too am looking for a definitive list of feature differences between SE2D Free and the purchasable project. Some document that lists features and says '(not available in SE2D Free)'. For example, I can't tell whether the Dimension Axis button is dimmed out because it isn't available in this version, or if there's some other requirement to its use that I'm missing.
It is difficult to specifically list the commands that are not in Solid Edge 2D Drafting vs. Solid Edge Draft. Basically all the 3D specific commands are removed. What this means is that if Help is referencing Drawing Views, it most likely is not in 2D Drafting. For example if Help discusses Isometric Drawing Views, these are derived from 3D models. Other drawing view types such as Auxiliary views and Section views are derived from 3D Models. An exception to this is 2D Model views and Detail views which exists in 2D Drafting. These drawing views can be created on the working sheet from the 2D geometry in the 2D Model drawing space. Anything you can do by constructing the 2D geometry local to the Draft file is available in 2D Drafting. The actual file is itentical between Solid Edge Draft and Solid Edge 2D Drafting. You can actually create a Draft file in Solid Edge Draft with 3D derived drawing views and then open them in Solid Edge 2D Drafting. You can create files in 2D Drafting and open them in Draft. The 3D derived drawing views will display in 2D Drafting, however they cannot be manipulated. Users of Solid Edge do this for collaboration. They will create drawings and send them to the shop floor or to a vendor as native drawings. There is no need to translate the drawings to some other format such as AutoCAD. I hope this is a simple enough description. Regards, Rick B.
The dimension axis is enabled by changing the 'Orientation' combo box on the dimension command to 'Use dimension axis'. Both of these options are enabled or disabled in different dimension commands. Smart Dimension does not use Dimension axis. Try the Distance Between dimension. Regards, Rick B.