Hi there @Mike_99,
This seems like you may have a faulty installation, or work flow,.....as this should work. We're on ST9, and some of our guys in the factory have Free2D installed....and all is working as expected.
Could you upload the file here, that doesn't work for you?
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP4] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
Solid Edge 2D Drafting is NOT intended to be used for annotating drawings created from 3D models. You will not be able to locate the geometry of the drawing views. This is by design. However, you can use 2D Drafting for collaboration purposes. You can add annotations (Notes) on the drawing that are not attached to drawing view geometry and save the file. Then you can send the file back to the original provider.
There should not be any issues with dimensioning the geometry in a draft file created by opening a .dxf file. Please keep in mind that this is a translated file. The .dxf file is translated into the Solid Edge Draft format when opened. It would be good to see the original .dxf file.
Thanks for the quick reply and confirmation that you cannot attach dimensions to geometry in draft views generated from 3D models.
It must have been an issue with the install or particular DXF regarding the earlier problem as I can now open and dimension DXF files without any problems.