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Line Colors


Does anyone know if the line types can be set to default to a color. Our standard
has hidden, centerline and others as specific colors on all our drawings and would
like the default to have these types set to our standard color when opening the
program and selecting "drawing."
Any help would be appreciated.
Jt
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Re: Line Colors


Jerry,
Than answer is Yes. After changing the colors you need to save your draft as a
template. The default templates are located on your computer under Program Files/Solid
Edge 2D Drafting/Template folder. After you apply your changes either save over
one of the default templates or save the template with a new name. Any templates
you save to this folder will be available when creating a new drawings.
Something to keep in mind. You may want to change the location of your template
folder. The default folder will get replaced when you upgrade to the next software
version. Once you've created a new location, open SE and go to Tools-Options and
click on the File Locations tab. You will see a line called User Templates. Click
on it and change the location to your new template folder.
David
"Jerry Tidell" wrote:
>
>Does anyone know if the line types can be set to default to a color. Our standard
>has hidden, centerline and others as specific colors on all our drawings and
>would
>like the default to have these types set to our standard color when opening
>the
>program and selecting "drawing."
>Any help would be appreciated.
>
>Jt

Re: Line Colors


wrote:
>
>Jerry,
>
>Than answer is Yes. After changing the colors you need to save your draft
>as a
>template. The default templates are located on your computer under Program
>Files/Solid
>Edge 2D Drafting/Template folder. After you apply your changes either save
>over
>one of the default templates or save the template with a new name. Any templates
>you save to this folder will be available when creating a new drawings.
>
>Something to keep in mind. You may want to change the location of your template
>folder. The default folder will get replaced when you upgrade to the next
>software
>version. Once you've created a new location, open SE and go to Tools-Options
>and
>click on the File Locations tab. You will see a line called User Templates.
> Click
>on it and change the location to your new template folder.
>
>David
>
>"Jerry Tidell" wrote:
>>
>>Does anyone know if the line types can be set to default to a color. Our

>standard
>>has hidden, centerline and others as specific colors on all our drawings

>and
>>would
>>like the default to have these types set to our standard color when opening
>>the
>>program and selecting "drawing."
>>Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>Jt

>

Re: Line Colors


That didn't work. When I open the default drawing template I have to pick "line"
to get the color box. I change the color of "Hidden" and then switch to another
line type, change that cokor, switch back to hidden line that I just changed before
and the color is black. The line types do not remember that I changed them.
Also, I would like to associate a line type with a layer and cannot get that to
work either.
Now, being and "Autocad" user for so long maybe I am tring something that is not
practical in Solid Edge. I am using the free 2D version 19.
Thanks
Jerry
wrote:
>
>Jerry,
>
>Than answer is Yes. After changing the colors you need to save your draft
>as a
>template. The default templates are located on your computer under Program
>Files/Solid
>Edge 2D Drafting/Template folder. After you apply your changes either save
>over
>one of the default templates or save the template with a new name. Any templates
>you save to this folder will be available when creating a new drawings.
>
>Something to keep in mind. You may want to change the location of your template
>folder. The default folder will get replaced when you upgrade to the next
>software
>version. Once you've created a new location, open SE and go to Tools-Options
>and
>click on the File Locations tab. You will see a line called User Templates.
> Click
>on it and change the location to your new template folder.
>
>David
>
>"Jerry Tidell" wrote:
>>
>>Does anyone know if the line types can be set to default to a color. Our

>standard
>>has hidden, centerline and others as specific colors on all our drawings

>and
>>would
>>like the default to have these types set to our standard color when opening
>>the
>>program and selecting "drawing."
>>Any help would be appreciated.
>>
>>Jt

>

Re: Line Colors

Jerry,
You are changing the color in the wrong location. The color box is used for
temporary overrides of the default color. The default color is controlled
by Styles.
What you need to do is adjust the Style of your hidden lines. You access
the Styles under Format-Styles. Choose Line under the Style Type drop down,
select Hidden then click Modify. You can now change any of the attributes
for Hidden lines. If for example you change the color to red, the next time
you place a hidden line it wil be red.
Using styles you can change the attributes of all your line types,
dimensions, text hatching etc....You can also create new Styles. Once you
have all your Styles set up you need to save your draft document as a
template like I described previously.
You might want to read about Styles and Dimension Style mapping in the help
menu.
David
What you are doing is temporary
"Jerry Tidell" wrote in message
news:45207f53$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> That didn't work. When I open the default drawing template I have to pick
> "line"
> to get the color box. I change the color of "Hidden" and then switch to
> another
> line type, change that cokor, switch back to hidden line that I just
> changed before
> and the color is black. The line types do not remember that I changed
> them.
> Also, I would like to associate a line type with a layer and cannot get
> that to
> work either.
> Now, being and "Autocad" user for so long maybe I am tring something that
> is not
> practical in Solid Edge. I am using the free 2D version 19.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jerry
>
> wrote:
>>
>>Jerry,
>>
>>Than answer is Yes. After changing the colors you need to save your draft
>>as a
>>template. The default templates are located on your computer under
>>Program
>>Files/Solid
>>Edge 2D Drafting/Template folder. After you apply your changes either
>>save
>>over
>>one of the default templates or save the template with a new name. Any
>>templates
>>you save to this folder will be available when creating a new drawings.
>>
>>Something to keep in mind. You may want to change the location of your
>>template
>>folder. The default folder will get replaced when you upgrade to the next
>>software
>>version. Once you've created a new location, open SE and go to
>>Tools-Options
>>and
>>click on the File Locations tab. You will see a line called User
>>Templates.
>> Click
>>on it and change the location to your new template folder.
>>
>>David
>>
>>"Jerry Tidell" wrote:
>>>
>>>Does anyone know if the line types can be set to default to a color. Our

>>standard
>>>has hidden, centerline and others as specific colors on all our drawings

>>and
>>>would
>>>like the default to have these types set to our standard color when
>>>opening
>>>the
>>>program and selecting "drawing."
>>>Any help would be appreciated.
>>>
>>>Jt

>>
>