Solid Edge users come to the roundtable events with their wish lists, some of them having a nearly a dozen. This session deals with two topics, drafting and translation. The only requests here here were for drawings; there were no requests on translation. As before, comments by the Solid Edge facilitator are prefixed by 'SE'.
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Be able to add technical requirements, such as embedding surface texture symbols and flags in the text. SE: This will be an interesting problem to solve. Russians do that all the time.
Need callouts when we place chamfers on holes.
I want to find the length of a path, and then lock it. When it moves, I don't want the length changing. I want a PMI annotation of the locked length.
Is there a way to save annotation styles on dimensions, like prefixes to dimension text? SE: This is now available in ST9.
SE: If we had a switch in the Drawing View Wizard, such as "I always want to go to the Custom View orientation directly, would that help you? Attendees: Yes.
When bringing in a block or table, we want to snap it to the top. It will not snap to the drawing corners or borders. I would like to snap them to the background of my drawings.
Can we drag to make the Notes and Callouts dialog box larger? Callouts would be the top priority. When we have lots of text, we have to scroll to see it all, and then we miss typos.
In the template, we want to add Flat Pattern as the default for the caption. SE: This is more of style thing than a view. You can capture anything you want as a caption, and than save it as a template. But if we add lots of things to templates, you start having to have lots more templates.
We use some alternate-position assemblies, like a cabinet with doors open and doors closed. But if we drop it into an assembly, it accepts only one of them.
I'd like to rename PMI dimensions with numbers, so I know what the dimension is referring to in the model tree. I can use letters but not numbers. SE: I think you can already rename it, based on the variable name.
I want to change the angle of auto-jog on coordinate dimensions. Also, the distance is very far apart, and sometimes the text goes into outer space because of the spacing. SE: Change the stack pitch in the style. Create a custom style with a smaller value.
My biggest concern is being apply text below a feature control frame. SE: Attach a callout, but turn off the leader.
Architectural symbols. SE: Yah, I know!
The ability to add up columns on parts lists, such as summing the cost column.
We have to deal with another team who is terrible at drafting. Is there a way to remap styles, and then throw out the old ones? They use different templates. SE: You can use style organizer to overwrite stuff. You are looking for style overwrite on file-open? One of the issues is in names clashing as they get replaced.