How to show weld caterpillar in draft

Hello,

I am trying to find a fast and easy way to display weldments via "caterpillar legs" on a draft. The solution should look something like this ->GUID-0EA6D49E-0570-4F5F-93E5-C303B01445F8.gif. I am using ST4, and any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Re: How to show weld caterpillar in draft

Community Manager Community Manager
Community Manager

Only good way is to use a shaded drawing view. This will show the caterpillar texture from the part.

Dan Staples
Director, Solid Edge Product Development

Re: How to show weld caterpillar in draft

Thank you for the fast response, although it was not exactly what i was hoping for since the texture is not as detailed as i hoped, and the shaded view adds texture to the whole assembly whitch i don't want. I didn't have much time to experiment with this and will look further into this option but i'm a bit sceptical it will work the way i want.

Still thank you very much, the answer was helpful.

Regards,

Marko

 

Re: How to show weld caterpillar in draft

Phenom
Phenom

Indeed, it's all or nothing for shaded views.

 

If the texture has not enough detail, you can use your own texture.

 

A (crappy) workaround can be:

Draw an arc, multiply it with Array.

 

 

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Solid Edge ST10 & AutoCAD 2018.1 user

Re: How to show weld caterpillar in draft

We are using that (crappy) workaround right now, but it's very slow and annoying. Another thing i will try is creating a macro, but that will take a long time and a lot of nerves, if possible at all.