Layers & Importing

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Is it possible to lock the colour and line style to a particular layer, so each time
you change to that layer you are drawing in the correct colour and line type as
you can in Autocad?
Secondly is it possible to actually insert an Autocad drawing into a drawing you
are working on in SE2d as I have a lot of drawings in DXF which I would like to
incorporate into SE2d drawings I have created from scratch?
Many Thanks
David Waight
2 REPLIES

Re: Layers & Importing

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David,
Solid Edge does not have style control by layer. This is something we are
considering.
Do you want to insert the entire AutoCAD drawing into a Draft file or blocks
from an AutoCAD file?
You can do either. Click on the Library tab in Edge Bar. Navigate to where
the AutoCAD file is.
If you want to insert the entire file, Drag and drop the file from EdgeBar
onto the Sheet you want to drop the file into.
This creates a block from the AutoCAD file.
If you want to reuse blocks from the AutoCAD file, make sure the Show Blocks
button is down in EdgeBar.
Click on the AutoCAD file that contains the blocks. It may take a little
time to collect the block data.
In the block window you will see the AutoCAD filename followed by the blocks
in the AutoCAD file.
Drag and drop the block you want to insert into the Draft file.
So you can either drag and drop the entire AutoCAD file or drad and drop
blocks from the AutoCAD file.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: Layers & Importing

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"Ricky Black" wrote:
>David,
>Solid Edge does not have style control by layer. This is something we are
>
>considering.
>
>Do you want to insert the entire AutoCAD drawing into a Draft file or blocks
>
>from an AutoCAD file?
>
>You can do either. Click on the Library tab in Edge Bar. Navigate to where
>
>the AutoCAD file is.
>If you want to insert the entire file, Drag and drop the file from EdgeBar
>
>onto the Sheet you want to drop the file into.
>This creates a block from the AutoCAD file.
>If you want to reuse blocks from the AutoCAD file, make sure the Show Blocks
>
>button is down in EdgeBar.
>Click on the AutoCAD file that contains the blocks. It may take a little
>time to collect the block data.
>In the block window you will see the AutoCAD filename followed by the blocks
>
>in the AutoCAD file.
>Drag and drop the block you want to insert into the Draft file.
>So you can either drag and drop the entire AutoCAD file or drad and drop
>blocks from the AutoCAD file.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>

Ricky,
Thanks for the quick response, it works perfectly for what I need.
Regards
David