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Opening Solid Edge Drawings


When I open a Solid Edge drawing in the title blocks I get ERROR: No reference. Why
am I getting this and what can I do to get the information I need from the drawing.
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Re: Opening Solid Edge Drawings

This is a bug currently in V19 Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It is due to callout
property text being created with the 'R1' or indexed reference option in the
property text string. This problem has been resolved in V20. There are no
service pack updates to the free download so the free download version will
not have the fix until V20.
Are you an existing Solid Edge customer? If you are, you can obtain a
maintenance version of Solid Edge 2D Drafting, license feature is
solidedge2ddraftingm. The UI is much the same as the free download version,
but it is not the same installation as the free download version. You
install it from a CD or DVD. It enables the API for writing external
programs to run with the software. It allows you to get the same service
pack updates as Solid Edge, which will fix your problem. It also works with
the Solid Edge managed document workflows (Insight and SEEC). This
maintenance version is intended to be used alongside copies of Solid Edge.
It is still free, but has a minimal maintenance cost associated with it to
allow a Solid Edge customer to get the service pack fixes.

Re: Opening Solid Edge Drawings


"Ricky Black" wrote:
>This is a bug currently in V19 Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It is due to callout
>
>property text being created with the 'R1' or indexed reference option in the
>
>property text string. This problem has been resolved in V20. There are no
>
>service pack updates to the free download so the free download version will
>
>not have the fix until V20.
>
>Are you an existing Solid Edge customer? If you are, you can obtain a
>maintenance version of Solid Edge 2D Drafting, license feature is
>solidedge2ddraftingm. The UI is much the same as the free download version,
>
>but it is not the same installation as the free download version. You
>install it from a CD or DVD. It enables the API for writing external
>programs to run with the software. It allows you to get the same service
>pack updates as Solid Edge, which will fix your problem. It also works with
>
>the Solid Edge managed document workflows (Insight and SEEC). This
>maintenance version is intended to be used alongside copies of Solid Edge.
>
>It is still free, but has a minimal maintenance cost associated with it to
>
>allow a Solid Edge customer to get the service pack fixes.
>
>

No I am not a current Solid Edge customer. I have some customers that are and i
need it to view and print drawings. I have tried the viewer but can never get it
to work without crashing my computer.

Re: Opening Solid Edge Drawings

Most likely the text that is showing "ERROR: No Reference" is the text name
of the 3D Model the drawing represents.
Until you get the fix, you may be able to get whoever is supplying the
drawings to clean up the strings for you. There is an easy way for them to
do this. There is a command under Tools called Convert All Property text. It
will take all the formatted strings and convert them to the display strings.
This will not work for you because of the error that is already displayed.
They can save the files in another name and send the modified file with the
converted strings to you. In this case, you will have to do nothing and it
is simple for them to do.
If you have to clean up the files, here is a workaround until you can get
the fix with V20.
There is a background sheet associated with a drawing sheet. The background
sheet will have all the geometry that makes up the border and title block.
This background sheet will have the text that you see in the title block.
Right mouse click on one of the Sheet tabs in the Sheet tab tray at the
bottom of the application window and then click on Sheet Setup. On the
background sheet tab of the Sheet Setup dialog there is a combo box that
will tell you which background sheet the working sheet is using. You are
going to edit this background sheet and remove the string that is showing
the error. Note the background sheet name and dismiss the dialog.
Click on 'View' and then 'Background Sheet' at the top of the application
window. This will enable all the background sheet tabs in the sheet tab tray
at the bottom of the application. Click on the background sheet tab you
previously noted. this will display the background sheet with the title
block information. Click on the string that is causing the ERROR to display
on the drawing sheet. It may look differently here because of the way the
text resolves the display through the working sheet. Delete the text. You
are going to create the needed text on the working sheet.
Click on the drawing sheet tab at the bottom of the application window to
display the drawing again. Click on 'View' and then 'Background Sheet' at
the top of the application window again. this will dismiss the background
sheet tabs.
This step you will have to coordinate with whoever supplied the drawings.
Create a callout in the area of the title block where you deleted the
string. Key in the needed displayed string in this area. This will not be
the same as the string you deleted. It will be the actual string you want to
display (maybe the model name).
Repeat these steps for all the texts in the title block that show the
errors.
Regards,
Rick B.

"Precision" wrote in message
news:4642012a$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>This is a bug currently in V19 Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It is due to
>>callout
>>
>>property text being created with the 'R1' or indexed reference option in
>>the
>>
>>property text string. This problem has been resolved in V20. There are no
>>
>>service pack updates to the free download so the free download version
>>will
>>
>>not have the fix until V20.
>>
>>Are you an existing Solid Edge customer? If you are, you can obtain a
>>maintenance version of Solid Edge 2D Drafting, license feature is
>>solidedge2ddraftingm. The UI is much the same as the free download
>>version,
>>
>>but it is not the same installation as the free download version. You
>>install it from a CD or DVD. It enables the API for writing external
>>programs to run with the software. It allows you to get the same service
>>pack updates as Solid Edge, which will fix your problem. It also works
>>with
>>
>>the Solid Edge managed document workflows (Insight and SEEC). This
>>maintenance version is intended to be used alongside copies of Solid Edge.
>>
>>It is still free, but has a minimal maintenance cost associated with it to
>>
>>allow a Solid Edge customer to get the service pack fixes.
>>
>>

> No I am not a current Solid Edge customer. I have some customers that are
> and i
> need it to view and print drawings. I have tried the viewer but can never
> get it
> to work without crashing my computer.

Re: Opening Solid Edge Drawings


When will version 20 be out?
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Most likely the text that is showing "ERROR: No Reference" is the text name
>
>of the 3D Model the drawing represents.
>
>Until you get the fix, you may be able to get whoever is supplying the
>drawings to clean up the strings for you. There is an easy way for them to
>
>do this. There is a command under Tools called Convert All Property text.
>It
>will take all the formatted strings and convert them to the display strings.
>
>This will not work for you because of the error that is already displayed.
>
>They can save the files in another name and send the modified file with the
>
>converted strings to you. In this case, you will have to do nothing and it
>
>is simple for them to do.
>
>If you have to clean up the files, here is a workaround until you can get
>
>the fix with V20.
>
>There is a background sheet associated with a drawing sheet. The background
>
>sheet will have all the geometry that makes up the border and title block.
>
>This background sheet will have the text that you see in the title block.
>
>Right mouse click on one of the Sheet tabs in the Sheet tab tray at the
>bottom of the application window and then click on Sheet Setup. On the
>background sheet tab of the Sheet Setup dialog there is a combo box that
>will tell you which background sheet the working sheet is using. You are
>going to edit this background sheet and remove the string that is showing
>
>the error. Note the background sheet name and dismiss the dialog.
>
>Click on 'View' and then 'Background Sheet' at the top of the application
>
>window. This will enable all the background sheet tabs in the sheet tab tray
>
>at the bottom of the application. Click on the background sheet tab you
>previously noted. this will display the background sheet with the title
>block information. Click on the string that is causing the ERROR to display
>
>on the drawing sheet. It may look differently here because of the way the
>
>text resolves the display through the working sheet. Delete the text. You
>
>are going to create the needed text on the working sheet.
>
>Click on the drawing sheet tab at the bottom of the application window to
>
>display the drawing again. Click on 'View' and then 'Background Sheet' at
>
>the top of the application window again. this will dismiss the background
>
>sheet tabs.
>
>This step you will have to coordinate with whoever supplied the drawings.
>
>Create a callout in the area of the title block where you deleted the
>string. Key in the needed displayed string in this area. This will not be
>
>the same as the string you deleted. It will be the actual string you want
>to
>display (maybe the model name).
>
>Repeat these steps for all the texts in the title block that show the
>errors.
>
>Regards,
>Rick B.
>
>
>
>"Precision" wrote in message
>news:4642012a$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>>This is a bug currently in V19 Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It is due to
>>>callout
>>>
>>>property text being created with the 'R1' or indexed reference option in

>
>>>the
>>>
>>>property text string. This problem has been resolved in V20. There are no
>>>
>>>service pack updates to the free download so the free download version
>>>will
>>>
>>>not have the fix until V20.
>>>
>>>Are you an existing Solid Edge customer? If you are, you can obtain a
>>>maintenance version of Solid Edge 2D Drafting, license feature is
>>>solidedge2ddraftingm. The UI is much the same as the free download
>>>version,
>>>
>>>but it is not the same installation as the free download version. You
>>>install it from a CD or DVD. It enables the API for writing external
>>>programs to run with the software. It allows you to get the same service
>>>pack updates as Solid Edge, which will fix your problem. It also works
>>>with
>>>
>>>the Solid Edge managed document workflows (Insight and SEEC). This
>>>maintenance version is intended to be used alongside copies of Solid Edge.
>>>
>>>It is still free, but has a minimal maintenance cost associated with it

>to
>>>
>>>allow a Solid Edge customer to get the service pack fixes.
>>>
>>>

>> No I am not a current Solid Edge customer. I have some customers that are
>
>> and i
>> need it to view and print drawings. I have tried the viewer but can never

>
>> get it
>> to work without crashing my computer.

>
>

Re: Opening Solid Edge Drawings

There is no firm release date as of now. But it will be released shortly
after the release of Solid Edge V20.