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ST7 Enhancements in AutoCAD Translator

Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter


John Briscoe, Global Technical Access Center,  Siemens PLM Software Steve Weatherwax, Product Manager, Siemens PLM Software

Level: Basic

The presentation will cover enhancements in Solid Edge AutoCAD translators (dwg, dxf) for Solid Edge ST7, with an emphasis on utilizing various options to improve translation results into and out of Solid Edge. Some of the topics included are as follows:

•         Exporting recent versions of AutoCAD

•         Exporting text profiles from draft

•         Exporting draft callout enhancements

•         Resetting block origins on Import

•         Exporting drawing view borders

•         Setting import units automatically to match units in Solid Edge

•         Importing AutoCAD static image types

•         Utilizing AutoCAD fonts rather than Solid Edge fonts

•         Importing direct into part or assembly sketch

This presentation will include live demonstrations showing key concepts and methods used to achieve the best results. Designers who routinely start or end a Solid Edge project with AutoCAD data will benefit from this session.