Drafting – Getting the Most Out of Draft                                    © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Speaker Bio: Ricky Black  Background:       Product Manager - Solid Edge Draft from 2002       Nearing 30 years of expe...
Executive Summary  Today’s Topics:       Drawing View Styles       Drawing View Captions       Annotation Improvements...
General Question  What version of Solid Edge are you using now?Solid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event             © Sieme...
Drawing Views – Captions  Drawing View Caption has a new   tab.    Caption is based on new     Drawing View Style.    M...
Drawing Views – Captions  Use Property Text in Captions    Retrieve model name in caption       %{File Name (no extensi...
Drawing Views – Captions Drawing View – Property Text  %{Annotation Sheet Number|DV}  %{View Sheet Number|DV}  %{Prima...
Drawing Views – Captions  Caption Building Helpers    Commonly displayed properties       Suffix – Section, Auxiliary, ...
Drawing Views – Captions  How to use caption   properties  Example – Section View    Suffix Format = “A-A”    Input St...
Drawing Views – Captions  Example – Section View    Suffix Format = “A-A”    Buttons are helpers.    They input the pr...
Drawing Views – Captions  Example – Section View    Scale Format = “1:1”    Click “Primary Scale     Property Text”    ...
Drawing Views – Captions  Properties and Captions    Property Buttons       Insert 2-letter codes for        the proper...
Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Button    Drawing View Captions    Dimension Prefix    Callout    Feature Cont...
Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Dialog    Stop the button madness!!!    New Symbols for ASME     14.5-2009    S...
Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Dialog    Values grouped by type    Double click to add    Click + Select to ad...
Drawing Views – Captions Property Buttons    Suffix %AS Button       Inserts “%AS” at cursor    %AS displays Derived   ...
Drawing Views – Captions Property Buttons    View Scale %VS Button       Inserts “%VS” at cursor    %VS displays Derive...
Drawing Views – Captions Show (Evaluate) Check Boxes    Enable display in caption    %2-Letter code alone will     not d...
Drawing Views – Captions  Two Captions    Primary Caption    Secondary Caption    Both may be multi-line.    Either m...
Drawing Views – Captions  Two Captions    Primary Caption    Secondary Caption    Appearance controlled     separately...
Drawing View Style  Drawing View specific properties   have been removed from   Dimension Style.    Dimension Style was ...
Drawing View Style  Name Tab    Specify the Drawing View Style     name.Solid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event   © Sieme...
Drawing View Style  Caption Tab    Set the Caption defaults     discussed earlier.    The Drawing View Properties     o...
Drawing View Style  Caption Tab    Predefine each view type     separately.       Principal and Pictorial       2D Mod...
Drawing View Style  View Annotation Captions    Predefine each annotation type.       Cutting Plane       Auxiliary Vi...
Drawing View Style  Caption Format Tab    Primary caption and     Annotations    Secondary caption  Units – Reference ...
Drawing View Style  Lines Tab    Options same as in previous     versions    Moved from Dimension Style to     Drawing ...
Solid Edge Options  Other options for captions    Solid Edge Options –     Annotation TabSolid Edge. Design better.   #S...
Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Display    Sheet Number    Drawing View Scale    Rotation Angle    These optio...
Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Naming    Cutting Plane, View Plane,     Detail Envelope       Object Creation S...
Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Naming    Cutting Plane, View Plane,     Detail Envelope       Defined Object Se...
Solid Edge Options  Specify Annotation Letters    User defined character     sequence for each annotation     type      ...
Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Set String Length in Objects    Callout    Text Box    TablesSolid Edge. Design better.   ...
Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Adjust aspect ratio to width          Callout UISolid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event      ©...
Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Wrap text to width                    Callout UISolid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event      ©...
Blank (NULL) Callouts  Where did my callout go?  There it is!!!    Blank callouts display    But they don’t printSolid...
Formatted Callouts  Tolerance  Dual Units  Round off  Etc.Solid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event   © Siemens AG 2011. ...
Formatted Callouts  Example    %DI %{%HS/ST.01^-.02} - %{%HD/@3/ST.002^-.003} DEEP  Go to Solid Edge Help.  Click on t...
Formatted Callouts  Predefine these in Dimension   Style – Hole Callout Tab  Remember that you can   predefine multiple ...
Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Update Drawing View    By 2 Line Centerline changed to     By 2 Point Centerline    By 2 Line...
Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Centerline Enhancements    See the lines that the centerline     is based on.    Use handles ...
Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Add centerline rebind failure to   Dimension tracker.Solid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event   ©...
Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Click on detached centerline.  Displays existing handles.  Drag both handles to reattach.  C...
Angular Dimensions to Center Marks  Center Mark lines are   treated as lines for angular   dimensions.  Locate the lines...
Callout Dimension  Old Way    Dimension Prefix       Enter Text    Change Dimension     Type       BlankSolid Edge. D...
Callout Dimension  New Way    Set Dimension Type to     Hole Callout    Derives syntax from     Style Hole Callout Tab ...
Feature Control Frame  ASME 14.5 – 2009    New symbols in Symbols     and Values Dialog    Multi-Line Composite    All...
Feature Control Frame  Parallel and Perpendicular to   connection object    This includes dimension     projection lines...
Text Box - Bullets  Bullets and Numbering    Single level only for ST4    BulletsSolid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event...
Text Box - Numbers  Bullets and Numbering    Single level only for ST4    NumbersSolid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event...
Text Box - Fractions  Fractions in text box  Superfix and Subfix textSolid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event   © Siemens ...
Text Box - Fractions  Key in fraction followed by   space bar.    Specify the type in the     combo boxes.    Fraction ...
Text Box – Stacked Text  Use Text – Stack to insert   fractions, superfix and subfix   text.Solid Edge. Design better.   ...
Perspective Drawing Views  Use Custom Orientation Window   in the Drawing View Wizard to   define.Solid Edge. Design bett...
Other Improvements to Look at (Your request may be here.) Much More!!!  N – Sided Polygon                                ...
Conclusions  Much work has been done on drafting over the last few releases.  Many customer requests have been put into ...
Drafting DEMO!!!Solid Edge. Design better.   #ST4Event   © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 57                   ...
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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 211 Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Drafting by Ricky Black

  1. 1. Drafting – Getting the Most Out of Draft © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Speaker Bio: Ricky Black  Background:  Product Manager - Solid Edge Draft from 2002  Nearing 30 years of experience in manufacturing and mechanical CAD  Machinist and CNC programmer  Solid Edge Draft software development team from the beginning of Solid Edge  Areas of Expertise:  Manufacturing - Drawing  Personal interests:  Boating/FishingSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
  3. 3. Executive Summary  Today’s Topics:  Drawing View Styles  Drawing View Captions  Annotation Improvements  Key Takeaways:  Understanding Drawing View caption workflow.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. General Question  What version of Solid Edge are you using now?Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. Drawing Views – Captions  Drawing View Caption has a new tab.  Caption is based on new Drawing View Style.  More on Drawing View Style later.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. Drawing Views – Captions  Use Property Text in Captions  Retrieve model name in caption  %{File Name (no extension)|G}  %{File Name (no extension)|GP}  %{File Name (no extension)|R1}Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. Drawing Views – Captions Drawing View – Property Text  %{Annotation Sheet Number|DV}  %{View Sheet Number|DV}  %{Primary Scale|DV}  %{Secondary Scale|DV}  %{View Angle|DV}  Removed options for formatting  User defined strings  Options were getting out of control.  Scale  %{Primary Scale|DV}:%{Secondary Scale|DV} Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. Drawing Views – Captions  Caption Building Helpers  Commonly displayed properties  Suffix – Section, Auxiliary, and Detail View  Annotation Sheet Number  View Scale  Angle of RotationSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. Drawing Views – Captions  How to use caption properties  Example – Section View  Suffix Format = “A-A”  Input String =  “%VA-%VA”  %VA = CP NameSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. Drawing Views – Captions  Example – Section View  Suffix Format = “A-A”  Buttons are helpers.  They input the proper syntax.  Click “View Annotation name button”  Inputs “%VA” in Suffix  Key in “-”  Click “View Annotation name button”  Inputs “%VA” in SuffixSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. Drawing Views – Captions  Example – Section View  Scale Format = “1:1”  Click “Primary Scale Property Text”  Inputs “%{Primary Scale|DV}”  Key in “:”  Click “Secondary Scale Property Text”  Inputs “%{Secondary Scale|DV}”Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. Drawing Views – Captions  Properties and Captions  Property Buttons  Insert 2-letter codes for the properties at the bottomSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  13. 13. Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Button  Drawing View Captions  Dimension Prefix  Callout  Feature Control Frame  Text Box  Etc.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
  14. 14. Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Dialog  Stop the button madness!!!  New Symbols for ASME 14.5-2009  Symbols grouped by type  Double click to add  Click + Select to add  Will be added to annotation.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
  15. 15. Symbols and Values  Symbols and Values Dialog  Values grouped by type  Double click to add  Click + Select to add  Will be added to annotation.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
  16. 16. Drawing Views – Captions Property Buttons  Suffix %AS Button  Inserts “%AS” at cursor  %AS displays Derived Suffix Property StringSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
  17. 17. Drawing Views – Captions Property Buttons  View Scale %VS Button  Inserts “%VS” at cursor  %VS displays Derived Scale Property StringSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. Drawing Views – Captions Show (Evaluate) Check Boxes  Enable display in caption  %2-Letter code alone will not displaySolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  19. 19. Drawing Views – Captions  Two Captions  Primary Caption  Secondary Caption  Both may be multi-line.  Either may be shown/hidden.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
  20. 20. Drawing Views – Captions  Two Captions  Primary Caption  Secondary Caption  Appearance controlled separately  Font  Color  Etc.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
  21. 21. Drawing View Style  Drawing View specific properties have been removed from Dimension Style.  Dimension Style was overloaded.  Drawing View Style has been created.  Drawing View and DV Annotation Style properties will be here.  Drawing View Caption, Cutting Plane Line, Auxiliary View Plane Line, Detail EnvelopeSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
  22. 22. Drawing View Style  Name Tab  Specify the Drawing View Style name.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
  23. 23. Drawing View Style  Caption Tab  Set the Caption defaults discussed earlier.  The Drawing View Properties override these defaults.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
  24. 24. Drawing View Style  Caption Tab  Predefine each view type separately.  Principal and Pictorial  2D Model  Section  Auxiliary  Detail  All predefined types are stored in a single drawing view style.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
  25. 25. Drawing View Style  View Annotation Captions  Predefine each annotation type.  Cutting Plane  Auxiliary View Plane  Detail Envelope  All predefined types are stored in a single drawing view style.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 25 Siemens PLM Software
  26. 26. Drawing View Style  Caption Format Tab  Primary caption and Annotations  Secondary caption  Units – Reference to dimension style  Caption LocationSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 26 Siemens PLM Software
  27. 27. Drawing View Style  Lines Tab  Options same as in previous versions  Moved from Dimension Style to Drawing View StyleSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 27 Siemens PLM Software
  28. 28. Solid Edge Options  Other options for captions  Solid Edge Options – Annotation TabSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 28 Siemens PLM Software
  29. 29. Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Display  Sheet Number  Drawing View Scale  Rotation Angle  These options automate the Drawing View Caption check boxes for Show (Evaluate).Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 29 Siemens PLM Software
  30. 30. Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Naming  Cutting Plane, View Plane, Detail Envelope  Object Creation Sequence  Annotation type does not matter.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 30 Siemens PLM Software
  31. 31. Solid Edge Options  Automating Caption Naming  Cutting Plane, View Plane, Detail Envelope  Defined Object Sequence  Annotation type does matter.  Automatically sorts names as annotations are added.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 31 Siemens PLM Software
  32. 32. Solid Edge Options  Specify Annotation Letters  User defined character sequence for each annotation type  Request – No O, I, Z, and S  Looks Like – 0, 1, 2, and 5  Multiple Character Lists  Used in the assignments belowSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 32 Siemens PLM Software
  33. 33. Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Set String Length in Objects  Callout  Text Box  TablesSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 33 Siemens PLM Software
  34. 34. Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Adjust aspect ratio to width Callout UISolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 34 Siemens PLM Software
  35. 35. Aspect Ratio and Wrap text  Wrap text to width Callout UISolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 35 Siemens PLM Software
  36. 36. Blank (NULL) Callouts  Where did my callout go?  There it is!!!  Blank callouts display  But they don’t printSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 36 Siemens PLM Software
  37. 37. Formatted Callouts  Tolerance  Dual Units  Round off  Etc.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 37 Siemens PLM Software
  38. 38. Formatted Callouts  Example  %DI %{%HS/ST.01^-.02} - %{%HD/@3/ST.002^-.003} DEEP  Go to Solid Edge Help.  Click on the Search tab.  Key in “Format codes” and Enter.  Double click on the item in the list.  Gives examples of codes.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 38 Siemens PLM Software
  39. 39. Formatted Callouts  Predefine these in Dimension Style – Hole Callout Tab  Remember that you can predefine multiple styles if needed.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 39 Siemens PLM Software
  40. 40. Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Update Drawing View  By 2 Line Centerline changed to By 2 Point Centerline  By 2 Line Centerline lost associativity to model  Could not reattach centerline  Much rework because of dimensionsSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 40 Siemens PLM Software
  41. 41. Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Centerline Enhancements  See the lines that the centerline is based on.  Use handles to ALT+Drag to disconnect and reconnect.  Center Marks can be disconnected and reconnected.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 41 Siemens PLM Software
  42. 42. Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Add centerline rebind failure to Dimension tracker.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 42 Siemens PLM Software
  43. 43. Centerlines – By 2 Lines  Click on detached centerline.  Displays existing handles.  Drag both handles to reattach.  Center Marks can be reattached too!!!Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 43 Siemens PLM Software
  44. 44. Angular Dimensions to Center Marks  Center Mark lines are treated as lines for angular dimensions.  Locate the lines, not the center of the center mark.  Locate the center to get the old style dimension.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 44 Siemens PLM Software
  45. 45. Callout Dimension  Old Way  Dimension Prefix  Enter Text  Change Dimension Type  BlankSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 45 Siemens PLM Software
  46. 46. Callout Dimension  New Way  Set Dimension Type to Hole Callout  Derives syntax from Style Hole Callout Tab  Intelligent Dimension Placement  Only Places Callout when NeededSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 46 Siemens PLM Software
  47. 47. Feature Control Frame  ASME 14.5 – 2009  New symbols in Symbols and Values Dialog  Multi-Line Composite  All Over SymbolSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 47 Siemens PLM Software
  48. 48. Feature Control Frame  Parallel and Perpendicular to connection object  This includes dimension projection lines.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 48 Siemens PLM Software
  49. 49. Text Box - Bullets  Bullets and Numbering  Single level only for ST4  BulletsSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 49 Siemens PLM Software
  50. 50. Text Box - Numbers  Bullets and Numbering  Single level only for ST4  NumbersSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 50 Siemens PLM Software
  51. 51. Text Box - Fractions  Fractions in text box  Superfix and Subfix textSolid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 51 Siemens PLM Software
  52. 52. Text Box - Fractions  Key in fraction followed by space bar.  Specify the type in the combo boxes.  Fraction string converts to type specified.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 52 Siemens PLM Software
  53. 53. Text Box – Stacked Text  Use Text – Stack to insert fractions, superfix and subfix text.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 53 Siemens PLM Software
  54. 54. Perspective Drawing Views  Use Custom Orientation Window in the Drawing View Wizard to define.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 54 Siemens PLM Software
  55. 55. Other Improvements to Look at (Your request may be here.) Much More!!!  N – Sided Polygon  Multi-Sheet Printing Across Documents  Closed B-Spline Curve  Drawing View Scale for Measure  Rectangle by Center Commands  Do not Fit Hidden Layers  New style ISO/DIN Edge Condition Symbol  Drawing View Delete – Undo  Surface Finish Symbol Improvements  Lock Drawing View Position  Retrieve Dimension and Annotation  Sheet Scale Improvements Improvements  Mouse Wheel Scroll Improvements  Dimension Enhancements – Jogs on Projection Lines, etc.  Detail View Improvements  Parts List Overhaul  Section, Revolved Section, and Broken Out Section Improvements  Bend Table Improvements  Broken View Improvements  Direction based on view direction.  Hidden/Tangent line display in Drawing  Column definition in draft Views  Auto-balloon Fastener System (Stack  Save as PDF Improvements balloons)Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 55 Siemens PLM Software
  56. 56. Conclusions  Much work has been done on drafting over the last few releases.  Many customer requests have been put into Draft.  We still have work to do.Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 56 Siemens PLM Software
  57. 57. Drafting DEMO!!!Solid Edge. Design better. #ST4Event © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 57 Siemens PLM Software

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