Hello everybody, I just started using free2d and I can't figure out how set all units to default to US. My Area Rep was kind enough to send the attached Word document, but the files listed in the document don't exist for my installation. I'm guessing I have a newer version of free2d: Ver 100.00.00.133 Thanks in advance, -Barry
I have the same question but I guess no one knows!!! Great
Aaron, If you haven't seen Rick's reply to Barry's original question here it is. It may have the answer you are looking for. "Barry, I'll provide information for this topic and your previous topic. Units for distance are set up by default based on the template you use. We now provide different templates based on the different standards (ISO, ANSI, JIS, etc.). When you install Solid Edge, you specify the standard you use most often (ANSI). Installation will set the proper template as the default based on which standard you choose. The proper template is copied into the "Solid Edge 2D Drafting\template" folder. If you specify ANSI, the 'ansi draft.dft' file is put into this folder. Also, the 'Create 2D Drafting' link on the startup page is configured to use this template file. All the templates for all the standards are delivered with the product. Look in the "Solid Edge 2D Drafting\template\more" folder. If you need to create a new draft file based on another standard, you can do this by clicking on the application button in the upper left and then click on the 'New' command. Click on the 'More' tab in the dialog. Click on the template you want to use. Click on OK. You will get a new draft file based on that standard, which includes units. There are options in Solid Edge that you can modify to change the units, but most likely you just want to set 2D Drafting up to use the proper default. There is more to standards than just units. Dimensions display differently based on standards. There are other differences. Uninstalling and reinstalling with the correct standard is the easiest way to accomplish the proper standard. You do not have to know all the settings to change. As for your question about line thickness. The thickness is not a measurable item. Therefore, we have chosen to use a single unit type for thickness across all standards. My question is; Why are you concerned with thickness? Regards, Rick B." Hope this helps some. Ed
In addition to the isodraft.dft file that was put into the the template folder during installation, there are also 7 other iso files. Instead of reinstalling the software is it possible to just replace those files with there ansi equivalents?
Rich, All you need to be concerned with is the .dft file. Under the \template folder there is a \more folder. Copy the 'ansi draft.dft' file form the \more folder to the \template folder. Rename the 'iso draft.dft' file to 'iso draft.dft2' so the system does not see the file. Rename the 'ansi draft.dft' file to 'iso draft.dft'. You now have the ANSI template renamed to ISO. This should work, but you are customizing the template to get around a installation issue. Regards, Rick B.
When you click on 'Create 2D Drawing' on the startup screen (no document open), it will still create an ISO standard drawing. This will be a metric file. You can leave everything the way it is and use File-New and navigate to the 'More' folder and select the ANSI template when you want to create a new drawing. Regards, Rick B.
Thre is no single option that changes the setup from metric to inch. This is done during installation. It is much easier to simply uninstall and reinstall specifying ANSI as the default style. Or, do not use 'Create 2D Drawing' on the startup page. Use the 'New' command under the application button. On the file "New' dialog click on the More tab. Then click on 'ansi draft.dft' and then the OK button. This will create an inch file. Regards, Rick B.