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draft - default view from assembly

When I start a draft from an assembly the default inserted view is the iso view.

That's not good to start with, I want it to be the front view. I think this can be changed, but can't find it anywhere. Somebody who can help me?

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user
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Re: draft - default view from assembly

While dragging the first view in the drawing, hit the View Orientation button and select Front View.

If you want the Front View to be the default, then I can't help you further, but the view selection is quite fast.

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Re: draft - default view from assembly

I know I can do that, but I need to make 40 drafts today from 40 assembly's, so I was looking to avoid clicks.

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: draft - default view from assembly

Right now mine come in as front all the time. I notice in Drawing View Creation Wizard it's set to user-defined. i went to help, which isn't much help..Smiley Happy and it said

  • If you select user defined from the Primary View list for a part model, then you can choose additional views to place with it. If it is an assembly model, these options are not available.

I'm not sure how to change that default

 

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Re: draft - default view from assembly

Do you think using a QuickSheet template will help in your case ?

Re: draft - default view from assembly

@TDB, are you talking about part or assembly? For me, parts come in front view, assys come in iso.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: draft - default view from assembly

Assembly.

Both are the same as in your case, but I want them both in 'front'.

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Solid Edge ST9 & AutoCAD 2018 user

Re: draft - default view from assembly

@Joris, I know, I was asking @TDB.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: draft - default view from assembly

@bshand Sorry, Assembly's come in as iso. Then, what does user-defined mean? how do you change it?

Re: draft - default view from assembly

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User-defined means that you want to use an orientation that you have saved as a custom view.

Edit: Now that I tried it using it I don't know what user-defined is for. It's not what I thought. And naturally the help appears to be useless.

What determines the default for parts and assemblies remains a mystery.

Perhaps @Tushar's suggestion merits looking into.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200