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changing ANSI mm to ANSI


Hi guys,
I just like to say this program rocks! I've been fiddling around with it for a couple
of days now. I'm a bit frustrated cause when I initially downloaded it I wanted
the measurements to read out in ANSI (inches), but for some stupid reason it's only
showing metric, ANSImm. I tried to go into the options tray to physically change
it and apply the changes, but as soon as I go back to drawing it changes to the
metric system again. I'm banging my head against the wall trying to figure out what
went wrong. If you guys have any suggestions or hints out there, I'd really appreciate
the feedback =)
Regards,
Ron
Ronald Lopez, Jr.
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Re: changing ANSI mm to ANSI

My guess is that when you installed the program there was a drop down box to
select English or Metric as your default template. The box defaults to
metric. You could reinstall the program if you want but it's not absolutely
necessary.
If you start a new draft file using File-New you can choose an English units
template. They may be under the More tab but they would be titled something
like Normeng.dft.
David
"Ronald M. Lopez, Jr." wrote in message
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>
> Hi guys,
>
> I just like to say this program rocks! I've been fiddling around with it
> for a couple
> of days now. I'm a bit frustrated cause when I initially downloaded it I
> wanted
> the measurements to read out in ANSI (inches), but for some stupid reason
> it's only
> showing metric, ANSImm. I tried to go into the options tray to physically
> change
> it and apply the changes, but as soon as I go back to drawing it changes
> to the
> metric system again. I'm banging my head against the wall trying to figure
> out what
> went wrong. If you guys have any suggestions or hints out there, I'd
> really appreciate
> the feedback =)
>
> Regards,
> Ron
>
> Ronald Lopez, Jr.


Re: changing ANSI mm to ANSI

Ronald,
First of all, Thanks for the kind words on the product.
As David stated, you specify your default units (English, metric) when you
install the software. What this does is makes the default template,
Normal.dft, united for in. or mm.
Try this.
Go to the program folder 'c:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting V20'.
There will be a 'Template' sub folder. Go to the 'Template' sub folder.
There you will see a file called 'Normal.dft'. This is the file that is used
as the template when you create a new file. It is currently a metric file.
Now go to the 'More' sub folder under the 'Template' folder. There you will
see a 'Normeng.dft' file. Copy, not move, this file up to the 'Template'
folder.
Now go back to the 'Template' folder. Rename 'Normal.dft' to something else.
Rename 'Normeng.dft' to 'Normal.dft'. Now the default template file used by
the software will be in English units.
Create a new file. It should be in English units.
Ricky Black
Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
Siemens Automation and Drives
UGS PLM Software

Re: changing ANSI mm to ANSI


Hey Ricky,
Just wanted to let you all know that I got it work work properly. I did what you
suggested and it works fine now. Thanks again for all the help gang! Happy New Year.
Regards,
Ron

"Ricky Black" wrote:
>Ronald,
>First of all, Thanks for the kind words on the product.
>
>As David stated, you specify your default units (English, metric) when you
>
>install the software. What this does is makes the default template,
>Normal.dft, united for in. or mm.
>
>Try this.
>Go to the program folder 'c:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting V20'.
>There will be a 'Template' sub folder. Go to the 'Template' sub folder.
>There you will see a file called 'Normal.dft'. This is the file that is used
>
>as the template when you create a new file. It is currently a metric file.
>
>Now go to the 'More' sub folder under the 'Template' folder. There you will
>
>see a 'Normeng.dft' file. Copy, not move, this file up to the 'Template'
>folder.
>
>Now go back to the 'Template' folder. Rename 'Normal.dft' to something else.
>
>Rename 'Normeng.dft' to 'Normal.dft'. Now the default template file used by
>
>the software will be in English units.
>
>Create a new file. It should be in English units.
>
>Ricky Black
>
>Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>
>Siemens Automation and Drives
>UGS PLM Software
>
>

Ronald Lopez, Jr.

Re: changing ANSI mm to ANSI

Thanks much for this explanation. I, too, was having the same problem with
SAE versus metric in my drawings and symbols. I've just started using SE,
but find it very intuitive and fairly easy (I haven't had any CAD experience
since CadKey 7). This group is invaluable!
Tom Fletcher

"Ricky Black" wrote in message
news:4790c47f$1@bbsnotes.ugs.com...
> Ronald,
> First of all, Thanks for the kind words on the product.
>
> As David stated, you specify your default units (English, metric) when you
> install the software. What this does is makes the default template,
> Normal.dft, united for in. or mm.
>
> Try this.
> Go to the program folder 'c:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting V20'.
> There will be a 'Template' sub folder. Go to the 'Template' sub folder.
> There you will see a file called 'Normal.dft'. This is the file that is
> used as the template when you create a new file. It is currently a metric
> file.
>
> Now go to the 'More' sub folder under the 'Template' folder. There you
> will see a 'Normeng.dft' file. Copy, not move, this file up to the
> 'Template' folder.
>
> Now go back to the 'Template' folder. Rename 'Normal.dft' to something
> else. Rename 'Normeng.dft' to 'Normal.dft'. Now the default template file
> used by the software will be in English units.
>
> Create a new file. It should be in English units.
>
> Ricky Black
>
> Solid Edge Product Manager - Draft / Data Migration
>
> Siemens Automation and Drives
> UGS PLM Software
>
>