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SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES

All,
Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
Thanks,
Rick B.

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Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


Rick,
I have a couple of comments about the new version.
1. The zoom feature using the wheel mouse does not work very well. Half of the time
it doesn't zoom when you rotate the wheel. It worked better in version 20 but still
not as well as it should have.
2. Even though I have "Enable dimension changes using the mouse wheel" unchecked
the dimension still changes when I rotate the wheel. Very annoying when you are
trying to zoom and instead it changes the dimension.
That's it for now. I will need to get used to the new interface but nice software
package.
Ed
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>
>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>
>Thanks,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


Where is the "Print View"; Did I miss it?
Very annoying not being able to View before printing.
Well, Can't load DWG file anyway, yet solid edge viewer loads them fine.
Whats up with that?

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES

Ricky,
I had the previous version (V20) for about six months and have downloaded
the new version and run through the 2D drawing tutorial. There has been a
sea change in the design of the user interface, which requires a period of
familiarisation. Hopefully future changes can be incremental not a complete
redesign. The first impression is that the user interface takes up a great
deal of screen space and so restricts the all important drawing area.
Perhaps in future versions the 'toolbars' can be designed to use less space.
I am an amateur and use CAD to make drawings for my woodworking hobby. The
program is undoubtedly powerful but it will take me some time to learn how
to get quick and efficient drawings. An intuitive program is relatively
easy to learn, so anything done to make Solidedge more intuitive would be
help. E.g. with V20, I found scaling a drawing particularly difficult to
grasp. Perhaps V100 will be easier?
The tutorials are useful but inevitably limited in scope. A manual would be
greatly appreciated perhaps the Pogue Press O'Reilly could be encouraged to
develop one www.missingmanuals.com .
Best regards,
Colin Hurrell
"Ricky Black" wrote in message
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> All,
> Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
> new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>
> Thanks,
> Rick B.
>


Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


After using the new interface for a while now it's not so bad once you get used to
it. More mouse clicks are necessary to do some things than was necessary in the
previous version but that can be fixed by customizing the quick access toolbar.
If I couldn't customize that toolbar I would probably stick with version V20.
Ed
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>
>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>
>Thanks,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


I mostly dislike the new interface, seems to give me less space for drawing. This
is the kind of interface that I might like the first time I used the program, I
can see all tools etc. and get info on all of them.
For a program that I use frequently I want other things, then I want to be able
to work efficiently. Tools / functions often used should be accessible with keyboard
shortcuts (i.e. z for zoom, etc) or similar.

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>
>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>
>Thanks,
>Rick B.
>
>

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES

Check this blog article out on customizing the new UI and some of it's tools
(including keyboard shortcuts):
http://siemens.pmhclients.com/index.php/site/showing-the-ribbon-who-is-boss/
--
Ken
http://grundey.blogspot.com
"Peter Norman" wrote in message
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>
> I mostly dislike the new interface, seems to give me less space for
> drawing. This
> is the kind of interface that I might like the first time I used the
> program, I
> can see all tools etc. and get info on all of them.
>
> For a program that I use frequently I want other things, then I want to be
> able
> to work efficiently. Tools / functions often used should be accessible
> with keyboard
> shortcuts (i.e. z for zoom, etc) or similar.
>
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>All,
>>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>>
>>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>>
>>Thanks,
>>Rick B.
>>
>>

>

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


I don't lke the Prompt bar or the Command Finder bar at the bottom of the screen.
There is too much distance between the elements to use. All should be as compact
as possible to minimize where the cursor needs to be moved to access them.
I don't like the Panes on tope of the work sheet even though they reduce to a bar
when the cursor is not on it. We seemed to be able to have all of the active tools
displayed clearly on V20 and not have to do so much clicking to open the most common
tool bars.
If the only enhancements were to change the interface, that is the least of reasons
to make a new release. It creates a whole new learning curve for those already
using the program. That is a waste of time. The programmers may be giddy with their
cool screens but it aggrevates the users which is the wrong people to aggrevate.
Larry
"Ricky Black" wrote:
>All,
>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>
>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>
>Thanks,
>Rick B.
>
>

Iceman

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES

Larry,
Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a subset of Solid Edge Drafting. Solid Edge 2D
Drafting enherits the functionality that is available from Solid Edge
Drafting. Although, all the commands that are available in Solid Edge
Drafting are not available in Solid Edge 2D Drafting. We do this so that
users of 2D Drafting that want to move forward to Solid Edge and the
benefits of using 3D do not have to learn something different. Those users
will understand the interface because it is basically the same. The benefits
of the UI changes introduced in V100 are more apparent in 3D than they are
in 2D alone.
Regards,
Rick B.

Re: SOLID EDGE 2D DRAFTING ST - LIKES AND DISLIKES


Thank you! that was very interesting. When I first saw the new interface I just thought
this is wrong, they have taken the program in the wrong direction, but with a few
tweaks it might just be useful again. Would be nice to be able to have keyboard
shortcuts without alt/ctrl keys i.e. z for zoom.
I still find that my ratio for drawing / looking for commands etc is not really
as high as it should be, must take som time to figure out why this is.

"PellaKen" wrote:
>Check this blog article out on customizing the new UI and some of it's tools
>
>(including keyboard shortcuts):
>http://siemens.pmhclients.com/index.php/site/showing-the-ribbon-who-is-boss/
>
>--
>Ken
>http://grundey.blogspot.com
>
>"Peter Norman" wrote in message
>news:4908f161$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> I mostly dislike the new interface, seems to give me less space for
>> drawing. This
>> is the kind of interface that I might like the first time I used the
>> program, I
>> can see all tools etc. and get info on all of them.
>>
>> For a program that I use frequently I want other things, then I want to

>be
>> able
>> to work efficiently. Tools / functions often used should be accessible
>> with keyboard
>> shortcuts (i.e. z for zoom, etc) or similar.
>>
>>
>> "Ricky Black" wrote:
>>>All,
>>>Please use this thread to post things you do like and don't like about the
>>>
>>>new user interface in Solid Edge 2D Drafting ST.
>>>
>>>Thanks,
>>>Rick B.
>>>
>>>

>>
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