SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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Does anyone have any details of how SE2d (Free) compaires to AutoCAD or AutoCad LT?
I'd love to see what features each one has that the other one doesn't have.
-AS
a.southern@liverpool.ac.uk
www.continual-motion.com
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Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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hello

>
> Does anyone have any details of how SE2d (Free) compaires to AutoCAD or
> AutoCad LT?
>
> I'd love to see what features each one has that the other one doesn't
> have.

SE2D 19V:
-zoom does not work as easy as in AutoCAD. You have to use left hand and
mouse to zoom. In AutoCad you can use ONLY mouse.
- if you have many drawings in one file (example: 20 drawings) in 2D Model
sheet it is pain on the neck to zoom. It takes forever to redraw drawings.
Autocad and Free2Design work very fast.
I tried use SE2D but the zoom keep me away from it. I use very often zoom
commands. I stay with Free2Design - another free CAD software for comercial
use.
Tomek

Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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Turning off the scroll bars will allow the mouse wheel to zoom. Do this in
your template so all new files will work correctly. To do this, go to
Tools/Options/View tab and uncheck the Horizontal scroll bar and Vertical
scroll bar options.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Coovap" wrote in message
news:46d7b54c@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> hello
>
>>
>> Does anyone have any details of how SE2d (Free) compaires to AutoCAD or
>> AutoCad LT?
>>
>> I'd love to see what features each one has that the other one doesn't
>> have.

>
> SE2D 19V:
> -zoom does not work as easy as in AutoCAD. You have to use left hand and
> mouse to zoom. In AutoCad you can use ONLY mouse.
> - if you have many drawings in one file (example: 20 drawings) in 2D Model
> sheet it is pain on the neck to zoom. It takes forever to redraw drawings.
> Autocad and Free2Design work very fast.
>
> I tried use SE2D but the zoom keep me away from it. I use very often zoom
> commands. I stay with Free2Design - another free CAD software for
> comercial use.
>
> Tomek
>

Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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hello

> Turning off the scroll bars will allow the mouse wheel to zoom. Do this
> in your template so all new files will work correctly. To do this, go to
> Tools/Options/View tab and uncheck the Horizontal scroll bar and Vertical
> scroll bar options.

I did that as a first step after instalation of SE2D 19V. But Zoom is still
not simply as should be (in my opinion) or as simple is in others CAD
softwares. Please read whole tread "Copya and Zoom".
I'm waiting for SE2D 20V. I hope it will be much easier and FASTER to do
Zoom , refresh drawing, etc ...

>>> Does anyone have any details of how SE2d (Free) compaires to AutoCAD or
>>> AutoCad LT?
>>>
>>> I'd love to see what features each one has that the other one doesn't
>>> have.

>>
>> SE2D 19V:
>> -zoom does not work as easy as in AutoCAD. You have to use left hand and
>> mouse to zoom. In AutoCad you can use ONLY mouse.
>> - if you have many drawings in one file (example: 20 drawings) in 2D
>> Model sheet it is pain on the neck to zoom. It takes forever to redraw
>> drawings. Autocad and Free2Design work very fast.
>>
>> I tried use SE2D but the zoom keep me away from it. I use very often zoom
>> commands. I stay with Free2Design - another free CAD software for
>> comercial use.
Tomek

Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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"Coovap" wrote:
>hello
>Autocad and Free2Design work very fast.
>Tomek
>

I've not come across free2design. Does it have parametric sketching?
The thing I like about SE2d is the parametrics, and relations. Are these available
in AutoCAD or free2Design?
Aside from AutoCad has a better Zoom + Pan are there any other functions that AutoCad
have that SolidEdge2D doesn't, or other way around?
It's basically a sketcher from the full SEdge software.
I think Autodesk have completely failed to capitalise on their 2D customer base
by putting an option in inventor to allow users to sketch in the 3d package click
for click as they sketch in the 2D AutoCAD environment.
n.b. note "Option" as in they should still have parametric sketching in Inventor,
just have an option of "New Sketch: Parametric" or "New Sketch: Flat Earth" ;P
It could be an option that SEdge3d incorporates, just buy up a ACAD clone and slip
it in as a option on SolidEdge3D V21.
-AS

www.continual-motion.com

Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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> I've not come across free2design. Does it have parametric sketching?

Free2Design is not parametric CAD saftware as far as I know.

> The thing I like about SE2d is the parametrics, and relations. Are these
> available
> in AutoCAD or free2Design?

No relation in F2D. And I think no relation in regular 2D AutoCAD at all,
too.

> Aside from AutoCad has a better Zoom + Pan are there any other functions
> that AutoCad
> have that SolidEdge2D doesn't, or other way around?

No more thoughts at the moment.
Tomek

Re: SE2D vs. ACAD (LT)

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I do agree that SE needs better performance when dealing with large 2D
datasets. This is the one reason that we are not converting our
plant/process engineers to SE 2D. It cannot efficiently pan/zoom large
plant layouts. Since we already own ACAD, we will be sticking with it for
that purpose.
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Coovap" wrote in message
news:46dba977@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> hello
>
>> Turning off the scroll bars will allow the mouse wheel to zoom. Do this
>> in your template so all new files will work correctly. To do this, go to
>> Tools/Options/View tab and uncheck the Horizontal scroll bar and Vertical
>> scroll bar options.

>
> I did that as a first step after instalation of SE2D 19V. But Zoom is
> still not simply as should be (in my opinion) or as simple is in others
> CAD softwares. Please read whole tread "Copya and Zoom".
> I'm waiting for SE2D 20V. I hope it will be much easier and FASTER to do
> Zoom , refresh drawing, etc ...
>
>>>> Does anyone have any details of how SE2d (Free) compaires to AutoCAD or
>>>> AutoCad LT?
>>>>
>>>> I'd love to see what features each one has that the other one doesn't
>>>> have.
>>>
>>> SE2D 19V:
>>> -zoom does not work as easy as in AutoCAD. You have to use left hand and
>>> mouse to zoom. In AutoCad you can use ONLY mouse.
>>> - if you have many drawings in one file (example: 20 drawings) in 2D
>>> Model sheet it is pain on the neck to zoom. It takes forever to redraw
>>> drawings. Autocad and Free2Design work very fast.
>>>
>>> I tried use SE2D but the zoom keep me away from it. I use very often
>>> zoom commands. I stay with Free2Design - another free CAD software for
>>> comercial use.

>
> Tomek
>
>
>