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# Isometric drawings?

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Can isometric drawings be done using SE2D?
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# Re: Isometric drawings?

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Are you are talking about creating isometric projected views of parts in 2D?
The answer is not directly. There is no depth to a 2D drawing.
However, the tools are there with associativity that allow you to create
projections of geometry.
Full Solid Edge creates the drawingc from 3D models. You can easily create
isometric drawing views of 3D models.
Regards,
Rick B.

# Re: Isometric drawings?

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on a small point of clarification if possible.
You said above:
"Full Solid Edge creates the drawingc from 3D models. You can easily create
isometric drawing views of 3D models."

So does that mean in full Solid Edge you must do a 3D model to get the 2D drawings?
Can a 3D model be generated from 2D drawings in full Solid Edge?

# Re: Isometric drawings?

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Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a subset of Solid Edge.
The same 2D commands exist in Solid Edge as they are in Solid Edge 2D
Drafting.
You do not have to create a 3D model to create a 2D drawing
You can still draw 2D geometry in Solid Edge the same as you do in 2D
Drafting.
You use the same commands to draw 2D geometry.
The 3D content that is in Solid Edge has been removed from Solid Edge 2D
Drafting.
In Solid Edge you typically create 3D Models and derive drawings from the 3D
Models.
It is fully associative. If the 3D Model changes, the 3D Drawing Views
update accordingly.
You can use existing 2D Drawing geometry as the input to start a 3D Model.
Look at the following YouTube video.
In this case the 2D geometry is imported into 2D Drafting, but it would work
the same for 2D geometry drawn directly in 2D Drafting.
Regards,
Rick B.

# Re: Isometric drawings?

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That explains many things but in reality how can/will that deal with the items I am dealing with.
Going back say matter of a table, pics I posted in the other thread. I wonder if Solid Edge going to be relevant dealing with such and item to make a 3D representation. It could be considered as made up of various assemblies but the real construction of the whole and other items is not just bolting bit together.
In many ways even Sketchup is some what redundant, as in non useful, with these designs to create a 3D representations. I tried it and it was a huge time consuming affair with little result.
Take a simple chair. I use 3 pieces of timber per leg, the outer 2 are one type & colour the middle is a different colour, (natural timber colourings). These are laminated together with the seat support side members.
Sorry I can not show you a chair drawing as it is all defined in 2 measuring rods. I know old technology .