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Tips for Using Solid Edge Drafting -- Advanced

Here is one of my favorite tips (really THREE tips):
Have you ever used Powerpoint and needed to "order" objects from back to
front to get the correct display? If you are doing illustrations, this can
come in handy in
Solid Edge 2D Drafting also. The commands for doing this are not turned on
by default. The most handy are Send to Back and Bring to Front. You can turn
them on as follows:
1. Tools > Customize
2. Select the Modify category
3. Drag and Drop the icon from the dialog box onto your left toolbar
Do this for Send to Back and Bring to Front
This gives you the capability to order the display of objects.
Here is another tip and a place you might use this:
Have you ever wanted text in the middle of a crosshatched region? Do the
following:
1. Draw your region (a rectangle, say)
2. Use the fill command to crosshatch the region
3. Place the text in the region.
4. Notice that the crosshatch is not broken for the text
5. Right click on the text and choose "Properties"
6. Go to the Border and Fill tab and choose Fill color of Background
7. Voila -- the hatch is broken because the fill draws over it.
But what is you placed the text before the hatch -- the hatch will draw last
and you won't get the desired effect. To remedy this, you will use the Bring
to Front command:
1. Select the text (here is the third tip --> Since the hatch and text
occupy the same space and the hatch was drawn last, it is what will locate
by default. When you are over the text just wait for a second and a little
picture of a mouse will come up, at this point Right Mouse (RMB) and you
will get a list of objects under the cursor. Select the Text object. )
2. Now choose the "Bring to Front" command with the text already selected.
3. The text will move to the front and draw over the crosshatch (assuming
you did the fill of step 2)
Pictures enclosed...
Have fun!
Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Development


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Re: Tips for Using Solid Edge Drafting -- Advanced


"Dan Staples" wrote:
>Here is one of my favorite tips (really THREE tips):
>
>Have you ever used Powerpoint and needed to "order" objects from back to
>front to get the correct display? If you are doing illustrations, this can
>
>come in handy in
>Solid Edge 2D Drafting also. The commands for doing this are not turned on
>
>by default. The most handy are Send to Back and Bring to Front. You can turn
>
>them on as follows:
>
>1. Tools > Customize
>2. Select the Modify category
>3. Drag and Drop the icon from the dialog box onto your left toolbar
> Do this for Send to Back and Bring to Front
>This gives you the capability to order the display of objects.
>
>Here is another tip and a place you might use this:
>
>Have you ever wanted text in the middle of a crosshatched region? Do the
>following:
>
>1. Draw your region (a rectangle, say)
>2. Use the fill command to crosshatch the region
>3. Place the text in the region.
>4. Notice that the crosshatch is not broken for the text
>5. Right click on the text and choose "Properties"
>6. Go to the Border and Fill tab and choose Fill color of Background
>7. Voila -- the hatch is broken because the fill draws over it.
>
>But what is you placed the text before the hatch -- the hatch will draw last
>
>and you won't get the desired effect. To remedy this, you will use the Bring
>
>to Front command:
>
>1. Select the text (here is the third tip --> Since the hatch and text
>occupy the same space and the hatch was drawn last, it is what will locate
>
>by default. When you are over the text just wait for a second and a little
>
>picture of a mouse will come up, at this point Right Mouse (RMB) and you
>will get a list of objects under the cursor. Select the Text object. )
>2. Now choose the "Bring to Front" command with the text already selected.
>3. The text will move to the front and draw over the crosshatch (assuming
>
>you did the fill of step 2)
>
>Pictures enclosed...
>
>Have fun!
>
>Dan Staples
>Director, Solid Edge Development
>
>
>

Dan
Works great on screen but prints out solid black. I used a white background fill.
I am using technique now but need solution to printing.
Gil Tellier

Re: Tips for Using Solid Edge Drafting -- Advanced

I believe you must have "Print all colors as black" set on the print dialog.
This is OK, but you can't select "White" in the fill drop down. Look farther
down the fill color list -- there is a color called "Background". Choose
this instead -- this is special cased to never print. Also, if you ever
change your background color, you won't have to change your fill colors if
you choose Background.
DS

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>
> "Dan Staples" wrote:
>>Here is one of my favorite tips (really THREE tips):
>>
>>Have you ever used Powerpoint and needed to "order" objects from back to
>>front to get the correct display? If you are doing illustrations, this can
>>
>>come in handy in
>>Solid Edge 2D Drafting also. The commands for doing this are not turned on
>>
>>by default. The most handy are Send to Back and Bring to Front. You can
>>turn
>>
>>them on as follows:
>>
>>1. Tools > Customize
>>2. Select the Modify category
>>3. Drag and Drop the icon from the dialog box onto your left toolbar
>> Do this for Send to Back and Bring to Front
>>This gives you the capability to order the display of objects.
>>
>>Here is another tip and a place you might use this:
>>
>>Have you ever wanted text in the middle of a crosshatched region? Do the
>>following:
>>
>>1. Draw your region (a rectangle, say)
>>2. Use the fill command to crosshatch the region
>>3. Place the text in the region.
>>4. Notice that the crosshatch is not broken for the text
>>5. Right click on the text and choose "Properties"
>>6. Go to the Border and Fill tab and choose Fill color of Background
>>7. Voila -- the hatch is broken because the fill draws over it.
>>
>>But what is you placed the text before the hatch -- the hatch will draw
>>last
>>
>>and you won't get the desired effect. To remedy this, you will use the
>>Bring
>>
>>to Front command:
>>
>>1. Select the text (here is the third tip --> Since the hatch and text
>>occupy the same space and the hatch was drawn last, it is what will locate
>>
>>by default. When you are over the text just wait for a second and a little
>>
>>picture of a mouse will come up, at this point Right Mouse (RMB) and you
>>will get a list of objects under the cursor. Select the Text object. )
>>2. Now choose the "Bring to Front" command with the text already selected.
>>3. The text will move to the front and draw over the crosshatch (assuming
>>
>>you did the fill of step 2)
>>
>>Pictures enclosed...
>>
>>Have fun!
>>
>>Dan Staples
>>Director, Solid Edge Development
>>
>>
>>

> Dan
> Works great on screen but prints out solid black. I used a white
> background fill.
> I am using technique now but need solution to printing.
> Gil Tellier

Re: Tips for Using Solid Edge Drafting -- Advanced


Thanks Dan, works fine now. Gil Tellier
"Dan Staples" wrote:
>I believe you must have "Print all colors as black" set on the print dialog.
>
>This is OK, but you can't select "White" in the fill drop down. Look farther
>
>down the fill color list -- there is a color called "Background". Choose
>this instead -- this is special cased to never print. Also, if you ever
>change your background color, you won't have to change your fill colors if
>
>you choose Background.
>
>DS
>
>
> wrote in message news:455cbb70$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>
>> "Dan Staples" wrote:
>>>Here is one of my favorite tips (really THREE tips):
>>>
>>>Have you ever used Powerpoint and needed to "order" objects from back to
>>>front to get the correct display? If you are doing illustrations, this can
>>>
>>>come in handy in
>>>Solid Edge 2D Drafting also. The commands for doing this are not turned

>on
>>>
>>>by default. The most handy are Send to Back and Bring to Front. You can

>
>>>turn
>>>
>>>them on as follows:
>>>
>>>1. Tools > Customize
>>>2. Select the Modify category
>>>3. Drag and Drop the icon from the dialog box onto your left toolbar
>>> Do this for Send to Back and Bring to Front
>>>This gives you the capability to order the display of objects.
>>>
>>>Here is another tip and a place you might use this:
>>>
>>>Have you ever wanted text in the middle of a crosshatched region? Do the
>>>following:
>>>
>>>1. Draw your region (a rectangle, say)
>>>2. Use the fill command to crosshatch the region
>>>3. Place the text in the region.
>>>4. Notice that the crosshatch is not broken for the text
>>>5. Right click on the text and choose "Properties"
>>>6. Go to the Border and Fill tab and choose Fill color of Background
>>>7. Voila -- the hatch is broken because the fill draws over it.
>>>
>>>But what is you placed the text before the hatch -- the hatch will draw

>
>>>last
>>>
>>>and you won't get the desired effect. To remedy this, you will use the
>>>Bring
>>>
>>>to Front command:
>>>
>>>1. Select the text (here is the third tip --> Since the hatch and text
>>>occupy the same space and the hatch was drawn last, it is what will locate
>>>
>>>by default. When you are over the text just wait for a second and a little
>>>
>>>picture of a mouse will come up, at this point Right Mouse (RMB) and you
>>>will get a list of objects under the cursor. Select the Text object. )
>>>2. Now choose the "Bring to Front" command with the text already selected.
>>>3. The text will move to the front and draw over the crosshatch (assuming
>>>
>>>you did the fill of step 2)
>>>
>>>Pictures enclosed...
>>>
>>>Have fun!
>>>
>>>Dan Staples
>>>Director, Solid Edge Development
>>>
>>>
>>>

>> Dan
>> Works great on screen but prints out solid black. I used a white
>> background fill.
>> I am using technique now but need solution to printing.
>> Gil Tellier
>
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