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Replace Background sheets?

I created a drawing a while back. Since then I have created a custom
template which has custom Background Sheets. Is there anyway to update the
Background Sheets in my existing drawing to use the ones from the template?
Thanks!
David Phillips

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Re: Replace Background sheets?

You can open both documents, and then copy and paste the background from the
new template to your existing drawing.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Solid Edge" wrote in message
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>I created a drawing a while back. Since then I have created a custom
>template which has custom Background Sheets. Is there anyway to update the
>Background Sheets in my existing drawing to use the ones from the template?
>
> Thanks!
> David Phillips
>


Re: Replace Background sheets?

Thanks Ken,
That's what I ended up doing. I was hoping there was an easier way. Oh
well.
Dave
"PellaKen" wrote in message
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> You can open both documents, and then copy and paste the background from
> the new template to your existing drawing.
>
> --
> Ken
> http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
> "Solid Edge" wrote in message
> news:482afb46$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>I created a drawing a while back. Since then I have created a custom
>>template which has custom Background Sheets. Is there anyway to update the
>>Background Sheets in my existing drawing to use the ones from the
>>template?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> David Phillips
>>

>
>

Re: Replace Background sheets?


This is one of the downsides, rather than using a boarder as a referenced file which
can have the link changed, SE2d uses the template files (with the boarders already
drawn as seperate "Background Sheets") as a basis drawing and effectively makes
a copy of it to modify in the "New Drawing".
Copy and paste is the way forward, but not nearly as daunting as you might think
as it is stored as a background sheets, so long as you've drawn it properly with
boarder on background, modelspace with the main drawing and everything else on the
main sheet, it shouldn't be too hard to leave most elements alone and only select
those on the background sheets (view>background sheets, then select in the bottom
tabs).
Though a word of warning: Copy and paste can have unusual effects on an image embedded
in the boarder (e.g. company logo).
I've just copied and pasted from an A4 Boarder I created into an A3 and A2 boarder
and it basically stops you from selecting the image if it is copied and pasted with
the rest of the boarder.
It's about where SE believes the image to be located (the "Selectable footprint").
It seems to be up and right from where the image is, but I can't quite get it.
I ended up selecting the boarder then deselecting the image copy, paste and using
the original file for the image to be pasted in later.
This might have only been transfering from one background sheet to another.
-Andy.

"PellaKen" wrote:
>You can open both documents, and then copy and paste the background from the
>
>new template to your existing drawing.
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Solid Edge" wrote in message
>news:482afb46$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>I created a drawing a while back. Since then I have created a custom
>>template which has custom Background Sheets. Is there anyway to update the

>
>>Background Sheets in my existing drawing to use the ones from the template?
>>
>> Thanks!
>> David Phillips
>>

>
>
www.continual-motion.com

Re: Replace Background sheets?

Create a new template file and reference in the border file using
Insert-Object. You can browse to the border .dft file, insert it and any
changes to the border file will automatically show up in this new template.
David
"Andy Southern" wrote in message
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>
> This is one of the downsides, rather than using a boarder as a referenced
> file which
> can have the link changed, SE2d uses the template files (with the boarders
> already
> drawn as seperate "Background Sheets") as a basis drawing and effectively
> makes
> a copy of it to modify in the "New Drawing".
>
> Copy and paste is the way forward, but not nearly as daunting as you might
> think
> as it is stored as a background sheets, so long as you've drawn it
> properly with
> boarder on background, modelspace with the main drawing and everything
> else on the
> main sheet, it shouldn't be too hard to leave most elements alone and only
> select
> those on the background sheets (view>background sheets, then select in the
> bottom
> tabs).
>
> Though a word of warning: Copy and paste can have unusual effects on an
> image embedded
> in the boarder (e.g. company logo).
>
> I've just copied and pasted from an A4 Boarder I created into an A3 and A2
> boarder
> and it basically stops you from selecting the image if it is copied and
> pasted with
> the rest of the boarder.
>
> It's about where SE believes the image to be located (the "Selectable
> footprint").
> It seems to be up and right from where the image is, but I can't quite get
> it.
>
> I ended up selecting the boarder then deselecting the image copy, paste
> and using
> the original file for the image to be pasted in later.
>
> This might have only been transfering from one background sheet to
> another.
>
> -Andy.
>
>
> "PellaKen" wrote:
>>You can open both documents, and then copy and paste the background from
>>the
>>
>>new template to your existing drawing.
>>
>>--
>>Ken
>>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>>
>>"Solid Edge" wrote in message
>>news:482afb46$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>>I created a drawing a while back. Since then I have created a custom
>>>template which has custom Background Sheets. Is there anyway to update
>>>the

>>
>>>Background Sheets in my existing drawing to use the ones from the
>>>template?
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>> David Phillips
>>>

>>
>>
>
> www.continual-motion.com

Re: Replace Background sheets?


"David Rieschick" wrote:
>Create a new template file and reference in the border file using
>Insert-Object. You can browse to the border .dft file, insert it and any
>
>changes to the border file will automatically show up in this new template.
>
>David
>

Does that include on the drawings already created using the template?
Cheers,
-Andy.
www.continual-motion.com

Re: Replace Background sheets?

No. It's a methodology that some companies use to protect against the
scenario where all title blocks need to be updated. For the existing
drawings you would have to Insert-Object the template file individually.
David
"Andy Southern" wrote in message
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>
> "David Rieschick" wrote:
>>Create a new template file and reference in the border file using
>>Insert-Object. You can browse to the border .dft file, insert it and any
>>
>>changes to the border file will automatically show up in this new
>>template.
>>
>>David
>>

>
> Does that include on the drawings already created using the template?
>
> Cheers,
>
> -Andy.
>
> www.continual-motion.com