What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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Hello folks,
Inspired by a sub-forum in a competitor site, I would like to start a thread about
what new features users think would make SE a better product. I have not tested
2D Drafting V19 but will do so soon. One facility of SE 2D Drafting being touted
is the quite comprehensive symbol library that comes as a standard. This is great,
especially for piping schematics. However, I do not know if current versions has
this capability, I am still on V15, it does not support isometric construction.
As you know, piping schematics are often drawn as isometrics. That means, line bends
will appear as arcs of ellipse and symbols are rotated 30° or 60°. Anotations in
dimensions should also rotate likewise. AutoCAD can do this. It would be great if
SE 2D Drafting can do this too.
Lim
Georgetown, Penang
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Re: What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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All,
Please post your suggestions for enhancement. This is the type of
communication we want to promote among users of Solid Edge 2D Drafting. We
would like for everyone to get involved in communicating with us at UGS and
with other users.
Ricky Black
Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
UGS - Transforming the process of innovation

Re: What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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Hi All,
I have started using SE2d. Indeed, this is a full fledge 2D product that
will convert many users. Of course, my only gripe is that it does not
support isometric drafting. I hope this ability will be included soon and it
would be made available as product upgrade to users.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang

"Ricky Black" wrote in message
news:45ec34a6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> All,
> Please post your suggestions for enhancement. This is the type of
> communication we want to promote among users of Solid Edge 2D Drafting. We
> would like for everyone to get involved in communicating with us at UGS
> and with other users.
>
> Ricky Black
>
> Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>
> UGS - Transforming the process of innovation
>
>


Re: What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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T-H,
Creating isometrics in 2D is labor intensive and error prone, so we don't
intend to add it. This is what a 3D system is all about. If you like the 2D,
then you'll love SE 3D. It isn't free, but once you learn the 2D, you can
really increase productivity with 3D. It will pay for itself quickly -- with
infinite number of iso views instanteously created.
DS

"T-H Lim" wrote in message
news:461f6119@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Hi All,
>
> I have started using SE2d. Indeed, this is a full fledge 2D product that
> will convert many users. Of course, my only gripe is that it does not
> support isometric drafting. I hope this ability will be included soon and
> it would be made available as product upgrade to users.
>
> Best regards,
>
> --
> T-H Lim
> Georgetown,
> Penang
>
>
>
> "Ricky Black" wrote in message
> news:45ec34a6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> All,
>> Please post your suggestions for enhancement. This is the type of
>> communication we want to promote among users of Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
>> We would like for everyone to get involved in communicating with us at
>> UGS and with other users.
>>
>> Ricky Black
>>
>> Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>>
>> UGS - Transforming the process of innovation
>>
>>

>
>

Re: What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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Thank you for your feedback, Dan. Yes, I appreciate that a 3D package is more suited to producing isometric views of solid models but this is not what I had in mind when I suggested this function for SE 2D. The purpose is to aid in the construction of isometric diagrams such as in isometric pipe schematics. This is where AutoCAD is strong and SE is lacking. SE needs this suit if it were to hope for more converts from AutoCAD users. Basically, here are some of the ways that I think SE needs to provide in order to make SE 2D a better alternative to AutoCAD;
1.. In AutoCAD, an environment can be evoked where the crosshairs aligns with an isometric grid just as you would draw on an isometric lined paper. We can of course easily draw isometric lines in SE 2D by locking the degrees at 30, 90 and 150 but there is a catch. We need to round the corners. We can't just fillet it because an isometric curve is not an arc of a circle but part of an ellipse. SE needs to provide a function where we can round isometric corners. There are three possibilities in that, so that means three additional options for rounding between 2 elements.
2.. The second handicap is a more serious drawback of SE. Whether in its 2D guise or in the 3D full product, it does not provide for the ability to dimension features in an oblique orientation. There is also no way to rotate the dimension text so that it would be consistent with an oblique dimension.
Dan, if SE can include these functions, there would be no reason for AutoCAD users, and they number in the millions, to convert to SE 2D. And from there on migrate to the full SE product. Let me know if this makes sense.
Best regards,
--
T-H Lim
Georgetown,
Penang
"Dan Staples" wrote in message news:462390f2$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> T-H,
>
> Creating isometrics in 2D is labor intensive and error prone, so we don't
> intend to add it. This is what a 3D system is all about. If you like the 2D,
> then you'll love SE 3D. It isn't free, but once you learn the 2D, you can
> really increase productivity with 3D. It will pay for itself quickly -- with
> infinite number of iso views instanteously created.
>
> DS
>
>
>
> "T-H Lim" wrote in message
> news:461f6119@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I have started using SE2d. Indeed, this is a full fledge 2D product that
>> will convert many users. Of course, my only gripe is that it does not
>> support isometric drafting. I hope this ability will be included soon and
>> it would be made available as product upgrade to users.
>>
>> Best regards,
>>
>> --
>> T-H Lim
>> Georgetown,
>> Penang
>>
>>
>>
>> "Ricky Black" wrote in message
>> news:45ec34a6@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
>>> All,
>>> Please post your suggestions for enhancement. This is the type of
>>> communication we want to promote among users of Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
>>> We would like for everyone to get involved in communicating with us at
>>> UGS and with other users.
>>>
>>> Ricky Black
>>>
>>> Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>>>
>>> UGS - Transforming the process of innovation
>>>
>>>

>>
>>
>
>

Re: What would you like to see in SE 2D Drafting?

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Hi,
I would like to see polilyne support, or some kind of closed path export
capability.
Maybe an option to export grouped objects as polilynes?
Regards,
Marc
T-H Lim wrote:
> Hello folks,
>
> Inspired by a sub-forum in a competitor site, I would like to start a thread about
> what new features users think would make SE a better product. I have not tested
> 2D Drafting V19 but will do so soon. One facility of SE 2D Drafting being touted
> is the quite comprehensive symbol library that comes as a standard. This is great,
> especially for piping schematics. However, I do not know if current versions has
> this capability, I am still on V15, it does not support isometric construction.
> As you know, piping schematics are often drawn as isometrics. That means, line bends
> will appear as arcs of ellipse and symbols are rotated 30° or 60°. Anotations in
> dimensions should also rotate likewise. AutoCAD can do this. It would be great if
> SE 2D Drafting can do this too.
>
> Lim
> Georgetown, Penang
>