I am brand new to solid edge 2d, and brand new to CAD, has anyone used this software to make a technical drawing of a fastener? I'm curious to know how one would go about drawing a threaded fastener. Does anyone here have any experience with this? Thanks in advance for any replies, T.
Warren, Are you trying to draw the helix of the thread. If so, this is your problem. Technical drawing standards use simplified representations of threads. Outside diameter threads simply display solid lines for the major diameter and dashed lines for the minor diameter. Inside diameter threads display solid lines for the minor diameter and dashed lines for the major diameter. In both cases you use an annotation to display the thread definition. Regards, Rick B.