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2D Free and SE Viewer

I installed the free 2D version of Solid Edge on the PC of my colleague.

I was surprised the installation is identical to mine, the only difference is the license file.

 

But the biggest surprise came after that.

 

He can open 2D files, but can't view 3D! Therefor he needs the viewer, but...

You can't install the viewer next to Solid Edge...

 

Why can't the free 2D version have the functionality like the viewer?

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2017 user
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Re: 2D Free and SE Viewer

Solid Edge Viewer is part of Solid Edge Installation.
Just have a look in the start menu.

Re: 2D Free and SE Viewer

I mean, When you open a draft, you see views of parts and assembly's.

Why can't he just open the part/assembly/sheet metal by double click on the view, just like in the full installation?

Just open the file and look, nothing more.

 

I fully understand it is free, so you can't have full functionality, but why not the best of 2 free versions together?

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2017 user

Re: 2D Free and SE Viewer

I was answering at this sentence:

 


Joris wrote:

But the biggest surprise came after that.

 

He can open 2D files, but can't view 3D! Therefor he needs the viewer, but...

You can't install the viewer next to Solid Edge...


You can't install the viewer because it is already installed

 

About this:

 


Joris wrote:

I mean, When you open a draft, you see views of parts and assembly's.

Why can't he just open the part/assembly/sheet metal by double click on the view, just like in the full installation?

Just open the file and look, nothing more.

 

I fully understand it is free, so you can't have full functionality, but why not the best of 2 free versions together?


I agree it would be great but maybe not everybody would like a full installation just to view files.

Anyway about the reasons only Siemens can answer.

 

 

Re: 2D Free and SE Viewer

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Thanks for thinking with me.

 

So I went to the PC of my collegue.

I double clicked on an assembly: SE free 2D opens. Why?? SE free can't handle this file.

So I changed the "open with" for asm files to the viewer. Ever tried to find the exe? It's well hidden.

 

Now the icon for an asm file is the same as a txt file.

 

How do I have to explain this to someone who can barely work with a computer?

 

So my suggestion is:

 

1: People install SE free 2d

SE is installed, draft has full functionality for dft (like now) and viewer functionality for the rest.

double click on a drawing view opens the part/assembly/...

 

2: People only want to view

They install the viewer like it is now.

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2017 user