10-14-201110:07 PM - last edited
I have a solid edge ST4 student edition. I began modelling with it, but I cannot see the axes on the orientation triad, all I see are the letters X, Y & Z. Also It does not allow me to create a closed surface. So my shapes look nothing like the ones in the tutorials.
On 10/14/2011 9:07 PM, email@example.com wrote: > I have a solid edge ST4 student edition. I began modelling with it, but > I cannot see the axes on the orientation triad, all I see are the > letters X, Y& Z. Also It does not allow me to create a closed surface. > So my shapes look nothing like the ones in the tutorials. > >
Based on that, I would have to guess it's an issue with your graphics system. I would recommend updating the driver if you have not done so. Not knowing what graphics processor you have, it may be impossible for SE to run in an accelerated mode on it so you may have to go into the Solid Edge options and back the display performance off to get it to behave. With a part file open, click the/Application/ button, click the /Solid Edge Options/ button, select the /View/ item on the left of the Solid Edge Options form. In the upper left you will see the /Application Display/ section. Uncheck the /Automatic selection/ option and use the combo box to select /Backing Store/. /OK/ the form. Now close SE and restart it. You should now have a visually correct display. If you do, this means there was an issue with your graphics processor in being able to run SE in an accelerated display mode. Be aware that model rotations may be slower and some highlighting effects may not be shown, but you should be able to continue to use it. If this is not adequate, you can try changing the setting to /Graphics card driven (Basic) /but it may not work either. Next step after that may be to get a decent graphics card if performance is not where you want it. The Nvidia cards seem to work best. Ken http://grundey.blogspot.com http://www.pella.com