Hello, I used to use a trick in AutoCAD by blocking an object and inserting it with different x and y scales to stretch it in one dimension. Most of my drawings are long cylindrical tools so that you can not see detail in the diameter. Example, a 10 foot by 3 inch tool. So I like to use a compressed longitudinal scale. I tried the choices available on block insertion but can't find a choice. Does anyone know a work around or a feature? It's not the same as simply stretching to reduce the length. I would really like to have 1:2 scale in y and 1:20 in x.
Don, I have attached an example that may help you create drawings of your parts. In Solid Edge you typically draw your geometry at 1:1 scale. Then use the view creation and annotation tools to create a drawing of your geometry. When you open the file you will see 2D Model views on Sheet1. The geometry for the views is on the Model Sheet. In the upper example I created drawing views of the diameter and length of the part. The length needs to be broken to dimension the overall length on the drawing. I added break lines to cut out the middle of the part. Now a dimension may be placed between the two vertical ends. The dimension will produce the correct length value based on the actual length of the geometry. In the second example I created a cropped view of the length. I modified the dimension properties to disable the display of the dimension arrow and projection line on the right hand end. Then I dragged the handle on the right hand end back over the displayed view of the part. I know this is a brief description of what I did, but hopefully it will give you enough information to understand the concepts behind drawing view creation and cropping. Regards, Rick B.