Not fair

N/A
hello
I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That software
shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save a file in
other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option to save . If you
would like to use two CADs at the same time you have to run SE2D V19 first
and after it, load other one. I do not know if the same thing happend with
AC or other CADs.
Tomek

13 REPLIES

Re: Not fair

N/A
Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the same
system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about Free2Design is
that you can have more than one instance of it running at the same time. And
each instance can have multiple drawings open. The good thing about it
compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist with other think3 applications.
On top of that, there are a number of things that it can do that SE Free2D
can not. The most critical in my view would be its ability to draw oblique
dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length dimension, SE Free2D can not do
that. But it is lacking one very useful feature that SE Free2D has and that
is the Table feature. But I suspect they will have that too soon enough.
That product is continually evolving. It checks for upgrades every time it
is started. A feature I think SE Free2D should have too.
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"Coovap" wrote in message
news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> hello
>
> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save a
> file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option to
> save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time you have to run
> SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not know if the same
> thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>
> Tomek
>
>


Re: Not fair

N/A
To dimension an Arc length:
Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon bar.
When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc Length
or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the same
> system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about Free2Design is
> that you can have more than one instance of it running at the same time.
> And each instance can have multiple drawings open. The good thing about it
> compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist with other think3
> applications. On top of that, there are a number of things that it can do
> that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my view would be its ability
> to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length dimension, SE
> Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one very useful feature that SE
> Free2D has and that is the Table feature. But I suspect they will have
> that too soon enough. That product is continually evolving. It checks for
> upgrades every time it is started. A feature I think SE Free2D should have
> too.
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
>
> "Coovap" wrote in message
> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> hello
>>
>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save a
>> file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option to
>> save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time you have to run
>> SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not know if the same
>> thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>
>> Tomek
>>
>>

>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
Ah David,
So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the Help
Index and found no description how this could be done. It never occurred to
me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the icon indicates a
straight line. Naturally, one would think that would be for projected
length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you think the Help Index
should be upgraded to include an entry for Dimensioning Arc Length?
Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose, there
is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature soon? I
hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This ability can not be
overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning isometric views but it
is essential when it comes to dimensioning Piping isometric drawings. The
lack of this feature means that AutoCAD users who do use this tool will not
convert to SE and if they do, it will be to Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I
think SE Free2D can do one better. If it could also provide tools for
filleting or rounding isometric corners, it would be the perfect free 2D
package.
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"David Rieschick" wrote in message
news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> To dimension an Arc length:
>
> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon bar.
>
> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
> radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the same
>> system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about Free2Design
>> is that you can have more than one instance of it running at the same
>> time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open. The good thing
>> about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist with other think3
>> applications. On top of that, there are a number of things that it can do
>> that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my view would be its ability
>> to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length dimension, SE
>> Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one very useful feature that SE
>> Free2D has and that is the Table feature. But I suspect they will have
>> that too soon enough. That product is continually evolving. It checks for
>> upgrades every time it is started. A feature I think SE Free2D should
>> have too.
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>>
>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> hello
>>>
>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save a
>>> file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option to
>>> save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time you have to
>>> run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not know if the
>>> same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>
>>> Tomek
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you will
find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6 including the
Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc length
measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or else it
searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index does not
include every task that a user may want to perform, so a search is often
your best choice.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ah David,
>
> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the Help
> Index and found no description how this could be done. It never occurred
> to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the icon
> indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would be for
> projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you think the
> Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for Dimensioning Arc
> Length?
>
> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This ability
> can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning isometric
> views but it is essential when it comes to dimensioning Piping isometric
> drawings. The lack of this feature means that AutoCAD users who do use
> this tool will not convert to SE and if they do, it will be to Free2Design
> not SE Free2D. But I think SE Free2D can do one better. If it could also
> provide tools for filleting or rounding isometric corners, it would be the
> perfect free 2D package.
>
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>
>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon bar.
>>
>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
>> radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
>> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>
>> David
>>
>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the same
>>> system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about Free2Design
>>> is that you can have more than one instance of it running at the same
>>> time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open. The good thing
>>> about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist with other think3
>>> applications. On top of that, there are a number of things that it can
>>> do that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my view would be its
>>> ability to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length
>>> dimension, SE Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one very useful
>>> feature that SE Free2D has and that is the Table feature. But I suspect
>>> they will have that too soon enough. That product is continually
>>> evolving. It checks for upgrades every time it is started. A feature I
>>> think SE Free2D should have too.
>>> --
>>> T-H Lim
>>> Georgetown,
>>> Penang
>>>
>>>
>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> hello
>>>>
>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save
>>>> a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option
>>>> to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time you have
>>>> to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not know if
>>>> the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>
>>>> Tomek
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
Ken,
Thank you for the heads up. I wonder how many users would bother to use the
search feature if they don't find it in the index. I guess this is an old
habit from finding items in a book. If it ain't in the index it is probably
not in the book. The search feature is great but it isn't very helpful if
you haven't got time to scan through a long description. To make matters
worse, the help window itself hasn't got a word find feature. I still
believe a separate entry in the help index would be more helpful to users
get up to speed. BTW, that is a great blogspot you have for SE. Are you some
kind of test ambassador for UGS?
Best regards,
--
Tze-Hong Lim
SUN SUNG LEE ENGINEERING SDN BHD
1521, Ladang Valdor, Sungai Bakap,
14200 SUNGAI JAWI, Penang, MALAYSIA.
TEL: 604-5828282 FAX: 604-5828383
www.ssl-eng.com

"PellaKen" wrote in message
news:46f7c25b$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you will
> find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6 including
> the Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc length
> measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or else it
> searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index does not
> include every task that a user may want to perform, so a search is often
> your best choice.
>
> --
> Ken
> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Ah David,
>>
>> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the Help
>> Index and found no description how this could be done. It never occurred
>> to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the icon
>> indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would be for
>> projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you think the
>> Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for Dimensioning Arc
>> Length?
>>
>> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
>> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
>> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This ability
>> can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning isometric
>> views but it is essential when it comes to dimensioning Piping isometric
>> drawings. The lack of this feature means that AutoCAD users who do use
>> this tool will not convert to SE and if they do, it will be to
>> Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I think SE Free2D can do one better. If it
>> could also provide tools for filleting or rounding isometric corners, it
>> would be the perfect free 2D package.
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>>
>> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
>> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>>
>>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon
>>> bar.
>>>
>>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
>>> radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
>>> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>>
>>> David
>>>
>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the same
>>>> system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about Free2Design
>>>> is that you can have more than one instance of it running at the same
>>>> time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open. The good thing
>>>> about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist with other think3
>>>> applications. On top of that, there are a number of things that it can
>>>> do that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my view would be its
>>>> ability to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length
>>>> dimension, SE Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one very useful
>>>> feature that SE Free2D has and that is the Table feature. But I suspect
>>>> they will have that too soon enough. That product is continually
>>>> evolving. It checks for upgrades every time it is started. A feature I
>>>> think SE Free2D should have too.
>>>> --
>>>> T-H Lim
>>>> Georgetown,
>>>> Penang
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> hello
>>>>>
>>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can save
>>>>> a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with option
>>>>> to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time you have
>>>>> to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not know if
>>>>> the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>>
>>>>> Tomek
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
CTRL+F will pop up the Find dialog box. However, if you use the Search tool
in SE help you don't need the Find because the text string you searched for
will be highlighted in the help text.
David
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:46f9c878@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ken,
>
> Thank you for the heads up. I wonder how many users would bother to use
> the search feature if they don't find it in the index. I guess this is an
> old habit from finding items in a book. If it ain't in the index it is
> probably not in the book. The search feature is great but it isn't very
> helpful if you haven't got time to scan through a long description. To
> make matters worse, the help window itself hasn't got a word find feature.
> I still believe a separate entry in the help index would be more helpful
> to users get up to speed. BTW, that is a great blogspot you have for SE.
> Are you some kind of test ambassador for UGS?
>
> Best regards,
> --
> Tze-Hong Lim
> SUN SUNG LEE ENGINEERING SDN BHD
> 1521, Ladang Valdor, Sungai Bakap,
> 14200 SUNGAI JAWI, Penang, MALAYSIA.
> TEL: 604-5828282 FAX: 604-5828383
> www.ssl-eng.com
>
>
> "PellaKen" wrote in message
> news:46f7c25b$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you will
>> find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6 including
>> the Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc length
>> measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or else it
>> searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index does not
>> include every task that a user may want to perform, so a search is often
>> your best choice.
>>
>> --
>> Ken
>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>> news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ah David,
>>>
>>> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the Help
>>> Index and found no description how this could be done. It never occurred
>>> to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the icon
>>> indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would be for
>>> projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you think the
>>> Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for Dimensioning Arc
>>> Length?
>>>
>>> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
>>> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
>>> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This
>>> ability can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning
>>> isometric views but it is essential when it comes to dimensioning Piping
>>> isometric drawings. The lack of this feature means that AutoCAD users
>>> who do use this tool will not convert to SE and if they do, it will be
>>> to Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I think SE Free2D can do one better.
>>> If it could also provide tools for filleting or rounding isometric
>>> corners, it would be the perfect free 2D package.
>>>
>>> --
>>> T-H Lim
>>> Georgetown,
>>> Penang
>>>
>>>
>>> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
>>> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>>>
>>>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon
>>>> bar.
>>>>
>>>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
>>>> radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
>>>> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>>
>>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the
>>>>> same system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about
>>>>> Free2Design is that you can have more than one instance of it running
>>>>> at the same time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open.
>>>>> The good thing about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist
>>>>> with other think3 applications. On top of that, there are a number of
>>>>> things that it can do that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my
>>>>> view would be its ability to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw
>>>>> Arc Length dimension, SE Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one
>>>>> very useful feature that SE Free2D has and that is the Table feature.
>>>>> But I suspect they will have that too soon enough. That product is
>>>>> continually evolving. It checks for upgrades every time it is started.
>>>>> A feature I think SE Free2D should have too.
>>>>> --
>>>>> T-H Lim
>>>>> Georgetown,
>>>>> Penang
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> hello
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can
>>>>>> save a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with
>>>>>> option to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time
>>>>>> you have to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not
>>>>>> know if the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tomek
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
Thanks for the compliment on my BLOG. Wished I had more time to keep it up
to date though.
Solid Edge has a formal BETA testing program as most CAD systems do. I am
one of many who have performed BETA testing in the past on other releases as
well as on V20, and I hope to continue doing so into the future.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:46f9c878@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ken,
>
> Thank you for the heads up. I wonder how many users would bother to use
> the search feature if they don't find it in the index. I guess this is an
> old habit from finding items in a book. If it ain't in the index it is
> probably not in the book. The search feature is great but it isn't very
> helpful if you haven't got time to scan through a long description. To
> make matters worse, the help window itself hasn't got a word find feature.
> I still believe a separate entry in the help index would be more helpful
> to users get up to speed. BTW, that is a great blogspot you have for SE.
> Are you some kind of test ambassador for UGS?
>
> Best regards,
> --
> Tze-Hong Lim
> SUN SUNG LEE ENGINEERING SDN BHD
> 1521, Ladang Valdor, Sungai Bakap,
> 14200 SUNGAI JAWI, Penang, MALAYSIA.
> TEL: 604-5828282 FAX: 604-5828383
> www.ssl-eng.com
>
>
> "PellaKen" wrote in message
> news:46f7c25b$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you will
>> find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6 including
>> the Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc length
>> measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or else it
>> searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index does not
>> include every task that a user may want to perform, so a search is often
>> your best choice.
>>
>> --
>> Ken
>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>> news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ah David,
>>>
>>> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the Help
>>> Index and found no description how this could be done. It never occurred
>>> to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the icon
>>> indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would be for
>>> projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you think the
>>> Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for Dimensioning Arc
>>> Length?
>>>
>>> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
>>> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
>>> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This
>>> ability can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning
>>> isometric views but it is essential when it comes to dimensioning Piping
>>> isometric drawings. The lack of this feature means that AutoCAD users
>>> who do use this tool will not convert to SE and if they do, it will be
>>> to Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I think SE Free2D can do one better.
>>> If it could also provide tools for filleting or rounding isometric
>>> corners, it would be the perfect free 2D package.
>>>
>>> --
>>> T-H Lim
>>> Georgetown,
>>> Penang
>>>
>>>
>>> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
>>> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>>>
>>>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon
>>>> bar.
>>>>
>>>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is a
>>>> radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
>>>> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>>>
>>>> David
>>>>
>>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the
>>>>> same system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about
>>>>> Free2Design is that you can have more than one instance of it running
>>>>> at the same time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open.
>>>>> The good thing about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist
>>>>> with other think3 applications. On top of that, there are a number of
>>>>> things that it can do that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my
>>>>> view would be its ability to draw oblique dimensions. It can also draw
>>>>> Arc Length dimension, SE Free2D can not do that. But it is lacking one
>>>>> very useful feature that SE Free2D has and that is the Table feature.
>>>>> But I suspect they will have that too soon enough. That product is
>>>>> continually evolving. It checks for upgrades every time it is started.
>>>>> A feature I think SE Free2D should have too.
>>>>> --
>>>>> T-H Lim
>>>>> Georgetown,
>>>>> Penang
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> hello
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can
>>>>>> save a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with
>>>>>> option to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time
>>>>>> you have to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do not
>>>>>> know if the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tomek
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
David,
Thank you for the tip. Ctrl+F, you must know something about the SE help
file that is not made known anywhere. I don't even see it described in
"Using Help". But it still isn't very helpful. I type "arc length" in the
Search Tab and get 20 topics listed. I look at the highlighted words but
"arc length" is not highlighted as a term. And "arc length" doesn't appear
until one looks at the third topic. Don't you agree that having a separate
entry for "Dimensioning Arc Length" would make things simpler for users?
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"David Rieschick" wrote in message
news:46fa46d2$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> CTRL+F will pop up the Find dialog box. However, if you use the Search
> tool in SE help you don't need the Find because the text string you
> searched for will be highlighted in the help text.
>
> David
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:46f9c878@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Ken,
>>
>> Thank you for the heads up. I wonder how many users would bother to use
>> the search feature if they don't find it in the index. I guess this is an
>> old habit from finding items in a book. If it ain't in the index it is
>> probably not in the book. The search feature is great but it isn't very
>> helpful if you haven't got time to scan through a long description. To
>> make matters worse, the help window itself hasn't got a word find
>> feature. I still believe a separate entry in the help index would be more
>> helpful to users get up to speed. BTW, that is a great blogspot you have
>> for SE. Are you some kind of test ambassador for UGS?
>>
>> Best regards,
>> --
>> Tze-Hong Lim
>> SUN SUNG LEE ENGINEERING SDN BHD
>> 1521, Ladang Valdor, Sungai Bakap,
>> 14200 SUNGAI JAWI, Penang, MALAYSIA.
>> TEL: 604-5828282 FAX: 604-5828383
>> www.ssl-eng.com
>>
>>
>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>> news:46f7c25b$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you
>>> will find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6
>>> including the Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc
>>> length measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or
>>> else it searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index
>>> does not include every task that a user may want to perform, so a search
>>> is often your best choice.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Ken
>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>
>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>> news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> Ah David,
>>>>
>>>> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the
>>>> Help Index and found no description how this could be done. It never
>>>> occurred to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the
>>>> icon indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would
>>>> be for projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you
>>>> think the Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for
>>>> Dimensioning Arc Length?
>>>>
>>>> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
>>>> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
>>>> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This
>>>> ability can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for dimensioning
>>>> isometric views but it is essential when it comes to dimensioning
>>>> Piping isometric drawings. The lack of this feature means that AutoCAD
>>>> users who do use this tool will not convert to SE and if they do, it
>>>> will be to Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I think SE Free2D can do one
>>>> better. If it could also provide tools for filleting or rounding
>>>> isometric corners, it would be the perfect free 2D package.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> T-H Lim
>>>> Georgetown,
>>>> Penang
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
>>>> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>>>>
>>>>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon
>>>>> bar.
>>>>>
>>>>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is
>>>>> a radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter, Arc
>>>>> Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>>>>
>>>>> David
>>>>>
>>>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>>>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the
>>>>>> same system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about
>>>>>> Free2Design is that you can have more than one instance of it running
>>>>>> at the same time. And each instance can have multiple drawings open.
>>>>>> The good thing about it compared to SE Free2D is that it CAN coexist
>>>>>> with other think3 applications. On top of that, there are a number of
>>>>>> things that it can do that SE Free2D can not. The most critical in my
>>>>>> view would be its ability to draw oblique dimensions. It can also
>>>>>> draw Arc Length dimension, SE Free2D can not do that. But it is
>>>>>> lacking one very useful feature that SE Free2D has and that is the
>>>>>> Table feature. But I suspect they will have that too soon enough.
>>>>>> That product is continually evolving. It checks for upgrades every
>>>>>> time it is started. A feature I think SE Free2D should have too.
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> T-H Lim
>>>>>> Georgetown,
>>>>>> Penang
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>>>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>> hello
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can
>>>>>>> save a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with
>>>>>>> option to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time
>>>>>>> you have to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do
>>>>>>> not know if the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Tomek
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: Not fair

N/A
Ctrl+F is a fairly common tool in many programs. I just used it out of
habit.
Perform your search by putting "arc length" in quotes. This will tell SE to
look for the entire string and you will get more refined results. Without
the quote SE will look for both "arc" and "length".
David

"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:46fb6920@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> David,
>
> Thank you for the tip. Ctrl+F, you must know something about the SE help
> file that is not made known anywhere. I don't even see it described in
> "Using Help". But it still isn't very helpful. I type "arc length" in the
> Search Tab and get 20 topics listed. I look at the highlighted words but
> "arc length" is not highlighted as a term. And "arc length" doesn't appear
> until one looks at the third topic. Don't you agree that having a separate
> entry for "Dimensioning Arc Length" would make things simpler for users?
>
> Best regards,
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
> news:46fa46d2$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> CTRL+F will pop up the Find dialog box. However, if you use the Search
>> tool in SE help you don't need the Find because the text string you
>> searched for will be highlighted in the help text.
>>
>> David
>>
>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>> news:46f9c878@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> Ken,
>>>
>>> Thank you for the heads up. I wonder how many users would bother to use
>>> the search feature if they don't find it in the index. I guess this is
>>> an old habit from finding items in a book. If it ain't in the index it
>>> is probably not in the book. The search feature is great but it isn't
>>> very helpful if you haven't got time to scan through a long description.
>>> To make matters worse, the help window itself hasn't got a word find
>>> feature. I still believe a separate entry in the help index would be
>>> more helpful to users get up to speed. BTW, that is a great blogspot you
>>> have for SE. Are you some kind of test ambassador for UGS?
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>> --
>>> Tze-Hong Lim
>>> SUN SUNG LEE ENGINEERING SDN BHD
>>> 1521, Ladang Valdor, Sungai Bakap,
>>> 14200 SUNGAI JAWI, Penang, MALAYSIA.
>>> TEL: 604-5828282 FAX: 604-5828383
>>> www.ssl-eng.com
>>>
>>>
>>> "PellaKen" wrote in message
>>> news:46f7c25b$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>> If you use the Search tab and perform a search for "arc length", you
>>>> will find the entries in the index that include this term (about 6
>>>> including the Smart Dimension ribbon bar options which talks about arc
>>>> length measurement). Include the quotes for phrases such as this or
>>>> else it searches for each word individually. Unfortunately, the index
>>>> does not include every task that a user may want to perform, so a
>>>> search is often your best choice.
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>> Ken
>>>> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>>>
>>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>>> news:46f498f7@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>> Ah David,
>>>>>
>>>>> So, SE Free2D can in fact dimension Arc Length. I had consulted the
>>>>> Help Index and found no description how this could be done. It never
>>>>> occurred to me to try the Length option on the Ribbon Bar because the
>>>>> icon indicates a straight line. Naturally, one would think that would
>>>>> be for projected length, don't you agree? In light of this, don't you
>>>>> think the Help Index should be upgraded to include an entry for
>>>>> Dimensioning Arc Length?
>>>>>
>>>>> Since you did not address the issue of Oblique Dimensioning I suppose,
>>>>> there is no way for SE Free2D to do that. Will SE include this feature
>>>>> soon? I hope it doesn't have to wait until the next release. This
>>>>> ability can not be overstressed. Not only is it useful for
>>>>> dimensioning isometric views but it is essential when it comes to
>>>>> dimensioning Piping isometric drawings. The lack of this feature means
>>>>> that AutoCAD users who do use this tool will not convert to SE and if
>>>>> they do, it will be to Free2Design not SE Free2D. But I think SE
>>>>> Free2D can do one better. If it could also provide tools for filleting
>>>>> or rounding isometric corners, it would be the perfect free 2D
>>>>> package.
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> T-H Lim
>>>>> Georgetown,
>>>>> Penang
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> "David Rieschick" wrote in message
>>>>> news:46f3bca6$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>> To dimension an Arc length:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Use Smart Dimension, select arc, choose Length from up in the ribbon
>>>>>> bar.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> When you select the arc with Smart Dimension the default dimension is
>>>>>> a radius. Before placing the dim you can change it to a Diameter,
>>>>>> Arc Length or Arc Angle using the ribbon bar.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> David
>>>>>>
>>>>>> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
>>>>>> news:46f3ab0f@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>> Free2Design is another great product. I guess SE Free2D shares the
>>>>>>> same system files as do Free2Design. But the strange thing about
>>>>>>> Free2Design is that you can have more than one instance of it
>>>>>>> running at the same time. And each instance can have multiple
>>>>>>> drawings open. The good thing about it compared to SE Free2D is that
>>>>>>> it CAN coexist with other think3 applications. On top of that, there
>>>>>>> are a number of things that it can do that SE Free2D can not. The
>>>>>>> most critical in my view would be its ability to draw oblique
>>>>>>> dimensions. It can also draw Arc Length dimension, SE Free2D can not
>>>>>>> do that. But it is lacking one very useful feature that SE Free2D
>>>>>>> has and that is the Table feature. But I suspect they will have that
>>>>>>> too soon enough. That product is continually evolving. It checks for
>>>>>>> upgrades every time it is started. A feature I think SE Free2D
>>>>>>> should have too.
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> T-H Lim
>>>>>>> Georgetown,
>>>>>>> Penang
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> "Coovap" wrote in message
>>>>>>> news:46ea3755$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>>>>>> hello
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I would like to warn you of some feature of Solid Edge 2D V19. That
>>>>>>>> software shuts down/crash other running CAD - Free2Design.You can
>>>>>>>> save a file in other CAD system - pop up window apear from F2D with
>>>>>>>> option to save . If you would like to use two CADs at the same time
>>>>>>>> you have to run SE2D V19 first and after it, load other one. I do
>>>>>>>> not know if the same thing happend with AC or other CADs.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Tomek
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
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