Making AutomatedDrawings More Productive
About the PresenterJohn Pearson  Technical Trainer and Application Specialist for  Designfusion.  Over 25 years in the CAD...
Custom TemplatesBasic Creation  Start with an existing Draft template.  Modify the Background sheet(s) to meet your needs....
Custom TemplatesAdding to Startup Screen  Use the ‘Edit Create Options’
Custom TemplatesUsing Callouts in Templates  Property Text callouts can be used to automatically  populate your title bloc...
Custom TemplatesRapid population of draft template  You also can create drawing views quickly and  automatically by draggi...
Quicksheet TemplatesOverview  A Draft document that contains drawing  views that are not linked to a model.  When you drag...
Quicksheet TemplatesBasic Creation    Create draft sheet with the views that you want.    Select Create Quicksheet Templat...
Quicksheet TemplatesUsing configurations  Views created from configurations  can be save in a quicksheet template.  For ex...
Quicksheet TemplatesUsing Retrieve Dimensions & Model Views  Retrieve Dimensions: If set  dimensions will be placed  for t...
Useful commandsHole Callouts  The Hole callout dimension  type is available for hole and  thread dimensions placed  with t...
Useful commandsStyles  Good trick is to set up multiple Styles. For  example, Large font Ansi, Small font Ansi.  Can also ...
Useful commandsOverriding global settings  Override pulled-out text 2     Provides horizontal text alignment for dimension...
Useful commandsCopy Attributes and Line up Text  Line up Text    Lines up text elements (linear dimensions, balloons, and ...
Symbols and Blocks  Symbols:     A frequently used drawing or drawing component     can be stored as a symbol for easy reu...
Programmed AutomationSolid Edge Development Tool Kit  Solid Edge has a built in DTK  Programmers Guide is available under ...
ConclusionKnowledge is the key  Where to get more information:    Solid Edge Help    GTAC - Symptoms/Solution Information ...
Thank you for time.www.designfusion.com
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This session will demonstrate techniques on how to automate your drawing production and improve your efficiency in the creation of drawings. New and experienced users will benefit from the techniques shown here. This will be especially beneficial to Managers and CAD administrators who are responsible for setting up drawing/draft templates and streamlining drawing production. Attendees will learn how to customize draft templates, use callouts to automatically populates title blocks, create and use Quicksheets, as well as a few unique commands to rapidly create and edit drawings. The presentation will consist of primarily live demonstrations.

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  1. 1. Making AutomatedDrawings More Productive
  2. 2. About the PresenterJohn Pearson Technical Trainer and Application Specialist for Designfusion. Over 25 years in the CAD/CAM industry. 16 years in Tool and Die industry and over 9 years with reseller. Certified Trainer of adults. Seta certified trainer. Really nice guy when he wants to be!
  3. 3. Custom TemplatesBasic Creation Start with an existing Draft template. Modify the Background sheet(s) to meet your needs. Add/modify borders, title blocks, tables Add/modify logos or images Add/modify text and/or callouts Can add temporary items to the Working Sheet. Save under a unique name in a dedicated template folder. Save a backup copy!
  4. 4. Custom TemplatesAdding to Startup Screen Use the ‘Edit Create Options’
  5. 5. Custom TemplatesUsing Callouts in Templates Property Text callouts can be used to automatically populate your title blocks, tables, etc.DEMO 1
  6. 6. Custom TemplatesRapid population of draft template You also can create drawing views quickly and automatically by dragging a Solid Edge document onto a drawing sheet. You can also use Quicksheets.
  7. 7. Quicksheet TemplatesOverview A Draft document that contains drawing views that are not linked to a model. When you drag a model file from the Library docking window or from Windows Explorer onto a Quicksheet template, the views populate with the model. Quicksheet templates can only be created using the Create Quicksheet Template command.
  8. 8. Quicksheet TemplatesBasic Creation Create draft sheet with the views that you want. Select Create Quicksheet Template… from the Application menu. Empty drawing view(s) will be created and you will see the following message: You can save the Quicksheet Template to any of the template directories. DEMO 2
  9. 9. Quicksheet TemplatesUsing configurations Views created from configurations can be save in a quicksheet template. For example, exploded configurations. Combine this with the fact that Parts List will re-populate, with parts from the assembly that is placed in the exploded configuration, and you have auto-generation of part lists.DEMO 3
  10. 10. Quicksheet TemplatesUsing Retrieve Dimensions & Model Views Retrieve Dimensions: If set dimensions will be placed for that view. For more control over dimensions you can save Model Views, with PMI dimensions, in a quicksheet template.DEMO 4
  11. 11. Useful commandsHole Callouts The Hole callout dimension type is available for hole and thread dimensions placed with the Smart Dimension, Distance Between dimension, or Symmetric Diameter dimension command. Format is controlled by the Hole Callout and Smart Depth tabs in the Styles dialog.
  12. 12. Useful commandsStyles Good trick is to set up multiple Styles. For example, Large font Ansi, Small font Ansi. Can also set up different styles for Tables, Lines, etc.
  13. 13. Useful commandsOverriding global settings Override pulled-out text 2 Provides horizontal text alignment for dimension text pulled outside the projection lines or terminators. Add jogs to projection lines You can use Alt+click to insert jogs into either or both of the parallel dimension projection lines of linear dimensions, symmetrical diameter dimensions, or circular diameter dimensions.
  14. 14. Useful commandsCopy Attributes and Line up Text Line up Text Lines up text elements (linear dimensions, balloons, and callouts) with a base text element that you choose. You can specify horizontal or vertical alignment, as well as customize the position within each alignment. Further enhancements coming in ST5 New command in ST4: Copy Attributes The Copy Attributes command copies the style properties of a selected dimension or annotation. This command previously was called the Prefix Copier command.
  15. 15. Symbols and Blocks Symbols: A frequently used drawing or drawing component can be stored as a symbol for easy reuse in other documents. You can redefine the scale, position, and orientation of the geometry after you place it. Blocks: Are similar to symbols in their creation, use, and reuse capabilities. They can be imported from AutoCAD or defined in Solid Edge and stored in global libraries.DEMO 5
  16. 16. Programmed AutomationSolid Edge Development Tool Kit Solid Edge has a built in DTK Programmers Guide is available under the Help menu. Programmers news group is another good source of information.
  17. 17. ConclusionKnowledge is the key Where to get more information: Solid Edge Help GTAC - Symptoms/Solution Information Query - Siemens PLM Forums Solid Edge training from your VAR. Designfusion blog - http://blog.designfusion.com/ Support lines: GTAC – (800) 955-0000 Designfusion customers (877) 215-1883
  18. 18. Thank you for time.www.designfusion.com

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