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draft - default view from assembly

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

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 2019 & AutoCAD 2019 user
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Re: draft - default view from assembly

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

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

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

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 2019 & AutoCAD 2019 user

Re: draft - default view from assembly

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend

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

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

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

Re: draft - default view from assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: draft - default view from assembly

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Assembly.

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

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Solid Edge 2019 & AutoCAD 2019 user

Re: draft - default view from assembly

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: draft - default view from assembly

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend

@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

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

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
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200