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Drafting referance point

Honored Contributor
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How does one get a starting point in the draft environment as a reference for other objects.

IE how can one start a line at 0,0 of the draft environment.

 

Right now all of my title blocks are floating in space lined up 1/4" from a set of lines I created around the edge of the paper space visually by zooming all the way in.

 

Taking that a step further, how can one line up views to alignment objects. Why can't any object be used as an alignment object?

 

 

 

 

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Betreff: Drafting referance point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi,


I used to draw a circle first, and with using the RMB - props of that circle, You can define the x,y origin coordinates and setting them to 0,0

 

Fix this circle and You have a perfect reference for.

 

After fixing every graphic object You can delete that circle, or let it stay at the lower left corner, as You like

 

regards

Wolfgang

 

regards
Wolfgang
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Re: Drafting referance point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi Scott,

 

You could use the Grid tools and/or X-Y input field, from the Draw tools on the Sketching Tab.

 

ST8_DFT_ShadedView_w-Pespective [b].png

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP4] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Drafting referance point

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Cool both methods give starting point.

 

Now, how does one get an alignment object into a specific position? I'm not able to put a dimension to an alignment object.

 

 

Re: Drafting referance point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@12GAGE wrote:

Now, how does one get an alignment object into a specific position? I'm not able to put a dimension to an alignment object.


 

Not sure on your use case here.....how do you wish to use this?

Initially I'm thinking you could use sketches on a seperate layer you can hide.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP4] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Drafting referance point

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

I want to have a bunch of different texts an exact distance from the edge of the page in draft.

Re: Drafting referance point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi,

 

 

what do You mean by "alignment object"?

 

 

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Drafting referance point

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

More precisely: "Annotation alignment shape" right hand side of Annotation section.

Re: Drafting referance point

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Aha, I think I see......you want to control the positioning via dimensions or relationships, of text boxes, etc.

I don't believe there is currently a way to do this.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP4] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000

Re: Drafting referance point

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

That explains it. Again looking to do something that I can't do.

 

They need to think through things a bit better when adding features.

 

Why create alignment objects that can't be aligned themselves!