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Engineering and

Technical Drawing
Using Solid Edge Version 9
By Jerry Craig

SDC
PUBLICATIONS

Schroff Development Corporation


www.schroff.com
Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

2D Drawing

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

2D Drawings may take two forms:


2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of
multiple shapes or parts to be designed.

2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities


inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right Concept Sketch.
may be used to create a part by selecting specific (Cannot be used
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming to create a part in
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series this form).
of connected lines and arcs.

Profile must
be a closed
figure with no
internal lines.

Resulting 3D
object with
depth added.

Additional sketches were used to define the protrusion


at the middle and the holes in the part after the initial
shape was created.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

These are used to define the critical


geometry in a series of mating parts.
Elements from the master sketch may be
selected to create the individual parts.
This assures that the parts are the correct
size and are located in exactly the right
place.

Elements of the part sketches which are


derived from the master sketch may be
associated (linked) back to the master
sketch. This means that any change in
the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

Portions of the sketch were used to


create the base of the roller assembly.

Other portions of the same sketch will


be used to create the opening for the
wheel.

Modeling the wheel is done by selecting


the large circle from the master sketch.

The final assembly is shown with the


parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the


basis for much of the design and part
creation process. These sketches can be
very general at first then, exact sizes
can be assigned later. All parts
associated to the master sketches will
re-size to the new dimensions.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

Starting a 2D Sketch
In this chapter all drawings
will start from the Part
Environment. Most of the
commands and construction
techniques are the same in
other environments.

If Solid Edge is already running,


pop down the File menu ....
Pick New …
Select the More tab
Use Normeng.par (inch)

For an introduction to 2D
sketches, we will use the option
to create a sketch. This option
allows the designer to create an
overall master outline showing
major features of the part. When
the actual part creation takes
place, elements from the master
sketch will be copied to the part
outline sketch.

• Selecting Sketch brings up


the prompt:

Watch the bottom left corner


of the screen for instructions
and prompts.

• Pick the Front reference


plane.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

2D Sketch Window
2D Sketch Window

Selecting a reference plane places a


special window on the drawing. The Edge view of
view is looking straight at the selected Right plane
reference plane. In this example the top Edge view of
and right planes appear as an edge and Top plane
the front plane is the drawing surface.

The profile will be created on the Front


plane.

The Drawing Tools Menu activates:


The sketch will be created on the surface of the Front plane.

Drawing Tools Menu


Pick Tool

Axis of Revolution

Line*

Arc

Circle DRAW

Rectangle

Pattern*
Fillet/Chamfer

Trim/Extend
EDIT
Offset*
Copy from
Sketch*

Construction/Entity

Move*

Smart Dimension ( Illustration from Solid Edge Online Help )

Dimension
Explore the commands.
Connect* Remember that each icon with a small arrow at the lower right corner has
a Fly Out with additional commands.
Horizontal/Vertical*

Tangent*
CONSTRAIN* * Advanced concepts are discussed in the next chapter.
Equal*

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

Line
Starting the line command
displays the ribbon bar at the top
Switch between line/arc
of the screen. Click a start point
and move the mouse. The length
of the line and the angle will
display.

• You can type in a length and


an angle in the dialog boxes.
• While drawing a line you can
switch to the arc command
and back.
Intent
Line to Arc Zone

Clicking the arc button on the


ribbon bar switches to the arc
command.

• An Intent Zone icon is


displayed on the end of the line.
Moving the mouse through the
4 sectors produces a different
result for each sector.

Special Line Options

Curve: Click points


(square boxes) to define a
series of tangent arcs. The Line Curve FreeSketch FreeForm
radius of each arc is determined
by the direction of the previous
and next points.

FreeSketch and FreeForm


will be discussed in the next
chapter.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

Arc
From the fly out menu, 3 options
are possible.

Tangent 3 Points Center, Start, End

Depending on the option chosen,


(line or arc) exact sizes may be
set using the ribbon bar.

Note: In some constructions it is easier and more accurate to draw a


full circle then trim to define an arc.

Circle
5 options are shown on the
circle fly out.

Center 3 Points Tangent Ellipse Ellipse


Radius/ 3 Points Center
Diameter 2 Points

The ribbon bar accepts either


diameter or radius.

Tangent can be:


• Tangent to one entity
• Tangent to two entities
including the reference planes.
You can set the radius then
move the circle tangent.

Many options exist. Try


different commands and ways
of using the commands.
Online Help gives excellent
instructions for the use of
each option.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

Rectangle
Three construction methods are
available:

• Use dialog boxes.


Input Width, Height and Angle.
• Click two points for the width
and one point for the height.
• Draw a diagonal sketch line with
the mouse.

Sketch Diagonal Line Rectangle Constructed


Sketch Editing Tools
Select Tool Used to select entities for editing. Hold down the CTRL Key to select
multiple entities. To delete an entity, select it and press the Delete Key

Fillet/Chamfer

Fillet will round a corner or add an


arc between two entities. Often,
Fillet is the easiest way to create an
arc when the start/end/center points
are not well defined.

Chamfer will bevel a corner. The


bevel can be the same angle or
distance on both sides or, the
bevel may be a different distance
or angle on each side. Note the
expanded ribbon bar. A

Small rounds, fillets and chamfers B


should usually be added to the
solid model after the major shape
has been created.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

Trim/Extend

Trim
line
Trim Trim Extend

Trim is used to remove segments


of entities. The segments are
defined by intersections on the
sketch.

Multiple segments may be


trimmed by sketching a line
through each entity.

Extend will cause entities to


intersect.

extend will not work if one entity


does not provide a stop for the
entity being extended.

• You can extend a line by


selecting the line and keying in a
new length in the dialog box.

Construction Lines

Any entity may be designated as a


construction element. This means
that it is used to define geometry
but is not considered as a part of
the outline shape.

Construction lines were used to


locate the center for the circle.
Converts entities to construction and
visa-versa.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

Move/Rotate/Mirror/Scale/Delete

Move Rotate Mirror Scale Delete

Move.
• First click the Select Tool.
• Pick the object to move.
(Hold down the CTRL Key to
select multiple objects or use a
window to select the objects within
the window.)
• Click where the object is now.
• Click to set new location.

Dimensioning

Smart Dimensions

Use where one entity


is to be dimensioned.
• Line
• Circle
• Arc
All the dimensions shown are
Smart Dimensions.

Standard Dimensions

Distance Angle Coor- Sym- Dimension


Between dinate metric Axis

To change the size of an entity on


the drawing:
• Select the dimension.
• Type in a new size.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

SketchPoint
This is a drawing tool that allows
entities to be placed in relation to
another entity.
• Select the Tools pop down
• Click SketchPoint to turn on.

SketchPoint will prompt for a


target location. (Upper right corner
of rectangle.)

• Start a command (circle).


• Set the diameter of the circle.
• Move the mouse and note the
distance reading.
• Set exact distances using the
SketchPoint dialog boxes.

SketchPoint Ribbon Bar

On/ Set Angle From Increments X-distance Y-distance


Off Target Horizontal Set to .125 (Left/Right) (Up/Down)
or ??

Key in a distance or angle and press Enter to lock the value.


To unlock the value, set the value to zero.
• To turn off SketchPoint, press the ESC key or click the On/Off icon..

Display Commands Main Toolbar- Top of Screen

As work progresses, the screen


Zoom Zoom Fit Pan
size may need to be changed.
Window Smaller
• Zoom Window - magnify
• Zoom Out (shrink)
• Fit (re-size to fit screen)
• Pan (slide without changing size)

All allow for quick magnification,


or re-sizing of the drawing image.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

IntelliSketch QuickPick
You may have noticed a number of symbols on the lines of the previous examples. These are geometric
indicators which constrain the geometry. As you draw these symbols appear. The check box turns the
momentary indicators on/off.

QuickPick is a tool used to sort out the correct item when


several possibilities exist due to stacked geometry. Park the
mouse for a few seconds and dots
will appear. Left click for the
selection box. Geometry highlights
as numbers are selected.
Geometric Relationships
As you draw some of the
relationships are automatically set.
Sketches must have the proper Connect Concentric Tangent
relationships between entities in
order to create actual parts.
Sketches must be properly
constrained to create the intended
objects.
Horizontal/Vertical Co-Linear Parallel Perpendicular
• Remove a relationship by
deleting the marker.
• Add a relationship by selecting
from the Relationships menu.
This menu is near the bottom of
Equal Symmetric Symmetric Axis
the Draw Toolbar.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

Tutorial - Accurate layout approach

Draw the sketch for:


Shaft Support Bracket. Refer back to this drawing as you complete the tutorial.

Shaft
Support
Bracket

__ Start Solid Edge Part


__ Select Sketch from the left
menu.

__ Select the Front plane for this


drawing.

__ Start SketchPoint

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

__ Set the SketchPoint Target at


the mid-point of the horizontal
reference plane. Watch for the
IntelliSketch mid-point icon and
click to set the target.

Start
Mid-point icon

__ Start the Line command.


__ Using the dialog boxes in the
SketchPoint ribbon bar, start a line End
at X= -2.000, Y= .500

On/ Set X distance Y distance


Off Target from Target From Target

__ Draw the line vertical down to


Y = 0.000
__ Continue the line. Set the length Note:
to 5.000. Work with both the active ribbon
__ Continue the line up a length bars to draw the lines. Click a box to
of .500 as shown on the drawings make it active so numbers can be
above. Right-click to stop. input.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

__ Start the Circle command.


__ Set the radius for .875

__ Use SketchPoint to lock the


center at X=000, Y=3.000.
Type each value in the dialog box
and press Enter.
Click to place the circle.

__ Draw a short horizontal line


from the upper end of the leftmost
.500 length vertical line as shown.
Be sure the IntelliSketch icon
indicates a connect and horizontal
conditions.

__ Reset the SketchPoint target to


the lower right as shown.
__ Start a circle. Set the radius =
.750.
__ Keyin X= -.6250
and Y= 1.250. Click to set the
circle.

__ Turn off SketchPoint. (Click the


On/Off icon).
__ Draw the three lines shown. The
diagonal line should be tangent to
both circles.

The horizontal line should connect


at the right and be tangent at the
bottom of the right circle.

The vertical line should connect to


the top circle.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

__ Start the Fillet command.


Set the radius to .500.
Pick the two lines as shown to
create the radius.

The Fillet command will extend


or trim the lines to create the
correct radius.

Fillet

Save the drawing as Tutorial1

__ Use the Trim command to Trim


remove the excess arcs from the
construction.

__ Draw the 1.000 diameter


circle. Start the circle command.
Move your mouse over the top
arc then toward the center of the
arc. A special icon will show when
the center is selected. Click and set
the circle size to 1.000.

__ Use SmartDimension and


regular dimension commands to
place the dimensions on the
drawing as shown.

Remember to move your mouse


over an arc or circle before you try
to place a dimension to the center.

__ Save the Drawing as Tutorial1.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

• The sketch is complete. It can be used to create a solid part by selecting geometry from the layout.
• At this time we will create a preliminary 2D drawing. This is often done for design approval.

• Copy the sketch and dimensions You can re-edit a sketch


to the Clip Board. after you click finish.

__ Pick Edit. __Click the sketch.


__ Pick Select All
(All the elements on the drawing __Click Edit
should change color).
__ Click Copy. This places the __ Click the
selected elements on the Clipboard. sketch icon.
This is one way of reusing a sketch
in different Solid Edge
environments.
__ Pick Finish to close the sketch.

Note: Save the Part as Tutorial1

Creating a Drawing __ Set Size for “A” wide.


__ Click Background and set for “A”
In the next steps we will: __ On the Main Ribbon Bar click Fit
1. Open a Solid Edge Draft View.
document.
2. Set the correct sheet size and
title block.
3. Paste the drawing from the
Clipboard.

__ On the File menu pick New.


__ Select Normal.Dft

The default sheet size and


background are too big.
__ At the bottom of the screen
Right-Click the word Sheet.

__ Pick Sheet Setup.


Use “A” horizontal and “A”
background.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

__ Turn on the Draw Toolbar

Select View
Toolbars
Toolbars
Place a checkmark in the Draw
box.

__ On the Edit pop-down


click Paste. The sketch
will appear but in the
wrong place.

__ Use the Move (Draw


Toolbar) command to
move the sketch to the
middle of the title block.
Click any place on the
sketch then drag the sketch
as shown.

Move is on a fly-out with


several other commands.
You may have to look for it
if another command is
current.

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Solid Edge V9 2D Drawing

__ Use the Text Tool to place text in Note: Place the text approximately then
the Title Block as shown. Input your use the Select Tool to drag it to the desired
own school/company and name. location. Text height is .125”

Put your own name in


the DR BY box.

__ Save the
drawing.
__ Print the
drawing.

Printing/Plotting
will vary
depending on the
output devices
available. Check
with your
instructor.

__ Click
Properties for more settings. You may have to turn the drawing to a
horizontal direction (Landscape).

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V9

Exercise 1.

__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

__ Dimension the sketch.

__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.


__ Use the Clipboard to copy the sketch onto the A-size title block.
__Move the sketch to the center of the sheet.

You may need to turn on the Draw Toolbar in order to move the sketch to the middle of the title block.

__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.
__Save and print the drawing.

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Exercise 2.

Create the sketch for the


part shown below.

Follow the steps as shown


in Exercise 1.

Create a drawing,
dimension and print.

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Exercise 3. Layout the sketch as shown. Dimension as shown. Create a drawing.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

2D Drawing

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

2D Drawings may take two forms:


2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of
multiple shapes or parts to be designed.

2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities


inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right Concept Sketch.
may be used to create a part by selecting specific (Cannot be used
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming to create a part in
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series this form).
of connected lines and arcs.

Profile must
be a closed
figure with no
internal lines.

Resulting 3D
object with
depth added.

Additional sketches were used to define the protrusion


at the middle and the holes in the part after the initial
shape was created.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

These are used to define the critical


geometry in a series of mating parts.
Elements from the master sketch may be
selected to create the individual parts.
This assures that the parts are the correct
size and are located in exactly the right
place.

Elements of the part sketches which are


derived from the master sketch may be
associated (linked) back to the master
sketch. This means that any change in
the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

Portions of the sketch were used to


create the base of the roller assembly.

Other portions of the same sketch will


be used to create the opening for the
wheel.

Modeling the wheel is done by selecting


the large circle from the master sketch.

The final assembly is shown with the


parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the


basis for much of the design and part
creation process. These sketches can be
very general at first then, exact sizes
can be assigned later. All parts
associated to the master sketches will
re-size to the new dimensions.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

Starting a 2D Sketch
In this chapter all drawings
will start from the Part
Environment. Most of the
commands and construction
techniques are the same in
other environments.

If Solid Edge is already running,


pop down the File menu ....
Pick New …
Select the More tab
Use Normeng.par (inch)

For an introduction to 2D
sketches, we will use the option
to create a sketch. This option
allows the designer to create an
overall master outline showing
major features of the part. When
the actual part creation takes
place, elements from the master
sketch will be copied to the part
outline sketch.

• Selecting Sketch brings up


the prompt:

Watch the bottom left corner


of the screen for instructions
and prompts.

• Pick the Front reference


plane.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

2D Sketch Window
2D Sketch Window

Selecting a reference plane places a


special window on the drawing. The Edge view of
view is looking straight at the selected Right plane
reference plane. In this example the top Edge view of
and right planes appear as an edge and Top plane
the front plane is the drawing surface.

The profile will be created on the Front


plane.

The Drawing Tools Menu activates:


The sketch will be created on the surface of the Front plane.

Drawing Tools Menu


Pick Tool

Axis of Revolution

Line*

Arc

Circle DRAW

Rectangle

Pattern*
Fillet/Chamfer

Trim/Extend
EDIT
Offset*
Copy from
Sketch*

Construction/Entity

Move*
( Illustration from Solid Edge Online Help )
Smart Dimension

Dimension
Explore the commands.
Connect* Remember that each icon with a small arrow at the lower right corner
has a Fly Out with additional commands.
Horizontal/Vertical*

Tangent*
CONSTRAIN* * Advanced concepts are discussed in the next chapter.
Equal*

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

Line
Starting the line command
displays the ribbon bar at the top
Switch between line/arc
of the screen. Click a start point
and move the mouse. The length
of the line and the angle will
display.

• You can type in a length and


an angle in the dialog boxes.
• While drawing a line you can
switch to the arc command
and back.
Intent
Line to Arc Zone

Clicking the arc button on the


ribbon bar switches to the arc
command.

• An Intent Zone icon is


displayed on the end of the line.
Moving the mouse through the
4 sectors produces a different
result for each sector.

Special Line Options

Curve: Click points


(square boxes) to define a
series of tangent arcs. The Line Curve FreeSketch FreeForm
radius of each arc is determined
by the direction of the previous
and next points.

FreeSketch and FreeForm


will be discussed in the next
chapter.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

Arc
From the fly out menu, 3 options
are possible.

Tangent 3 Points Center, Start, End

Depending on the option chosen,


(line or arc) exact sizes may be
set using the ribbon bar.

Note: In some constructions it is easier and more accurate to draw a


full circle then trim to define an arc.

Circle
5 options are shown on the
circle fly out.

Center 3 Points Tangent Ellipse Ellipse


Radius/ 3 Points Center
Diameter 2 Points

The ribbon bar accepts either


diameter or radius.

Tangent can be:


• Tangent to one entity
• Tangent to two entities
including the reference planes.
You can set the radius then
move the circle tangent.

Many options exist. Try


different commands and ways
of using the commands.
Online Help gives excellent
instructions for the use of
each option.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

Rectangle
Three construction methods are
available:

• Use dialog boxes.


Input Width, Height and Angle.
• Click two points for the width
and one point for the height.
• Draw a diagonal sketch line with
the mouse.

Sketch Diagonal Line Rectangle Constructed


Sketch Editing Tools
Select Tool Used to select entities for editing. Hold down the CTRL Key to select
multiple entities. To delete an entity, select it and press the Delete Key

Fillet/Chamfer

Fillet will round a corner or add an


arc between two entities. Often,
Fillet is the easiest way to create an
arc when the start/end/center points
are not well defined.

Chamfer will bevel a corner. The


bevel can be the same angle or
distance on both sides or, the
bevel may be a different distance
or angle on each side. Note the
expanded ribbon bar. A

Small rounds, fillets and chamfers B


should usually be added to the
solid model after the major shape
has been created.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

Trim/Extend

Trim
line
Trim Trim Extend

Trim is used to remove segments


of entities. The segments are
defined by intersections on the
sketch.

Multiple segments may be


trimmed by sketching a line
through each entity.

Extend will cause entities to


intersect.

extend will not work if one entity


does not provide a stop for the
entity being extended.

• You can extend a line by


selecting the line and keying in a
new length in the dialog box.

Construction Lines

Any entity may be designated as a


construction element. This means
that it is used to define geometry
but is not considered as a part of
the outline shape.

Construction lines were used to


locate the center for the circle.
Converts entities to construction and
visa-versa.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

Move/Rotate/Mirror/Scale/Delete

Move Rotate Mirror Scale Delete

Move.
• First click the Select Tool.
• Pick the object to move.
(Hold down the CTRL Key to
select multiple objects or use a
window to select the objects within
the window.)
• Click where the object is now.
• Click to set new location.

Dimensioning

Smart Dimensions

Use where one entity


is to be dimensioned.
• Line
• Circle
• Arc
All the dimensions shown are
Smart Dimensions.

Standard Dimensions

Distance Angle Coor- Sym- Dimension


Between dinate metric Axis

To change the size of an entity on


the drawing:
• Select the dimension.
• Type in a new size.

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SketchPoint
This is a drawing tool that allows
entities to be placed in relation to
another entity.
• Select the Tools pop down
• Click SketchPoint to turn on.

SketchPoint will prompt for a


target location. (Upper right corner
of rectangle.)

• Start a command (circle).


• Set the diameter of the circle.
• Move the mouse and note the
distance reading.
• Set exact distances using the
SketchPoint dialog boxes.

SketchPoint Ribbon Bar

On/ Set Angle From Increments X-distance Y-distance


Off Target Horizontal Set to .125 (Left/Right) (Up/Down)
or ??

Key in a distance or angle and press Enter to lock the value.


To unlock the value, set the value to zero.
• To turn off SketchPoint, press the ESC key or click the On/Off icon..

Display Commands Main Toolbar- Top of Screen

As work progresses, the screen


Zoom Zoom Fit Pan
size may need to be changed.
Window Smaller
• Zoom Window - magnify
• Zoom Out (shrink)
• Fit (re-size to fit screen)
• Pan (slide without changing size)

All allow for quick magnification,


or re-sizing of the drawing image.

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

IntelliSketch QuickPick
You may have noticed a number of symbols on the lines of the previous examples. These are geometric
indicators which constrain the geometry. As you draw these symbols appear. The check box turns the
momentary indicators on/off.

QuickPick is a tool used to sort out the correct item when


several possibilities exist due to stacked geometry. Park the
mouse for a few seconds and dots
will appear. Left click for the
selection box. Geometry highlights
as numbers are selected.
Geometric Relationships
As you draw some of the
relationships are automatically set.
Sketches must have the proper Connect Concentric Tangent
relationships between entities in
order to create actual parts.
Sketches must be properly
constrained to create the intended
objects.
Horizontal/Vertical Co-Linear Parallel Perpendicular
• Remove a relationship by
deleting the marker.
• Add a relationship by selecting
from the Relationships menu.
This menu is near the bottom of
Equal Symmetric Symmetric Axis
the Draw Toolbar.

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Solid Edge V11 2D Drawing

Tutorial - Accurate layout approach

Draw the sketch for:


Shaft Support Bracket. Refer back to this drawing as you complete the tutorial.

Shaft
Support
Bracket

__ Start Solid Edge Part


__ Select Sketch from the left
menu.

__ Select the Front plane for this


drawing.

__ Start SketchPoint

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2D Drawing Solid Edge V11

__ Set the SketchPoint Target at


the mid-point of the horizontal
reference plane. Watch for the
IntelliSketch mid-point icon and
click to set the target.

Start
Mid-point icon

__ Start the Line command.


__ Using the dialog boxes in the
SketchPoint ribbon bar, start a line End
at X= -2.000, Y= .500

On/ Set X distance Y distance


Off Target from Target From Target

__ Draw the line vertical down to


Y = 0.000
__ Continue the line horizontally. Note:
Set the length to 5.000. Work with both the active ribbon
__ Continue the line up a length bars to draw the lines. Click a box to
of .500 as shown on the drawings make it active so numbers can be
above. Right-click to stop. input.

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__ Start the Circle command.


__ Set the radius for .875

__ Use SketchPoint to lock the


center at X=000, Y=3.000.
Type each value in the dialog box
and press Enter.
Click to place the circle.

__ Draw a short horizontal line


from the upper end of the leftmost
.500 length vertical line as shown.
Be sure the IntelliSketch icon
indicates a connect and horizontal
conditions.

__ Reset the SketchPoint target to


the lower right as shown.
__ Start a circle. Set the radius =
.750.
__ Keyin X= -.6250
and Y= 1.250. Click to set the
circle.

__ Turn off SketchPoint. (Click the


On/Off icon).
__ Draw the three lines shown. The
diagonal line should be tangent to
both circles.

The horizontal line should connect


at the right and be tangent at the
bottom of the right circle.

The vertical line should connect to


the top circle.

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__ Start the Fillet command.


Set the radius to .500.
Pick the two lines as shown to
create the radius.

The Fillet command will extend


or trim the lines to create the
correct radius.

Fillet

Save the drawing as Tutorial1

__ Use the Trim command to Trim


remove the excess arcs from the
construction.

__ Draw the 1.000 diameter


circle. Start the circle command.
Move your mouse over the top
arc then toward the center of the
arc. A special icon will show when
the center is selected. Click and set
the circle size to 1.000.

__ Use SmartDimension and


regular dimension commands to
place the dimensions on the
drawing as shown.

Remember to move your mouse


over an arc or circle before you try
to place a dimension to the center.

__ Save the Drawing as Tutorial1.

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• The sketch is complete. It can be used to create a solid part by selecting geometry from the layout.
• At this time we will create a preliminary 2D drawing. This is often done for design approval.

• Copy the sketch and dimensions You can re-edit a sketch


to the Clip Board. after you click finish.

__ Pick Edit. __Click the sketch.


__ Pick Select All
(All the elements on the drawing __Click Edit
should change color).
__ Click Copy. This places the __ Click the
selected elements on the Clipboard. sketch icon.
This is one way of reusing a sketch
in different Solid Edge
environments.
__ Pick Finish to close the sketch.

Note: Save the Part as Tutorial1

Creating a Drawing __ Set Size for “A” wide.


__ Click Background and set for “A”
In the next steps we will: __ On the Main Ribbon Bar click Fit
1. Open a Solid Edge Draft View.
document.
2. Set the correct sheet size and
title block.
3. Paste the drawing from the
Clipboard.

__ On the File menu pick New.


__ Select Normal.Dft

The default sheet size and


background are too big.
__ At the bottom of the screen
Right-Click the word Sheet.

__ Pick Sheet Setup.


Use “A” horizontal and “A”
background.

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__ Turn on the Draw Toolbar

Select View
Toolbars
Toolbars
Place a checkmark in the Draw
box.

__ On the Edit pop-down


click Paste. The sketch
will appear but in the
wrong place.

__ Use the Move (Draw


Toolbar) command to
move the sketch to the
middle of the title block.
Click any place on the
sketch then drag the sketch
as shown.

Move is on a fly-out with


several other commands.
You may have to look for it
if another command is
current.

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__ Use the Text Tool to place text in Note: Place the text approximately then
the Title Block as shown. Input your use the Select Tool to drag it to the desired
own school/company and name. location. Text height is .125”

Put your own name in


the DR BY box.

__ Save the
drawing.
__ Print the
drawing.

Printing/Plotting
will vary
depending on the
output devices
available. Check
with your
instructor.

__ Click
Properties for more settings. You may have to turn the drawing to a
horizontal direction (Landscape).

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Exercise 1.

__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

__ Dimension the sketch.

__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.


__ Use the Clipboard to copy the sketch onto the A-size title block.
__Move the sketch to the center of the sheet.

You may need to turn on the Draw Toolbar in order to move the sketch to the middle of the title block.

__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.
__Save and print the drawing.

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Exercise 2.

Create the sketch for the


part shown below.

Follow the steps as shown


in Exercise 1.

Create a drawing,
dimension and print.

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Exercise 3. Layout the sketch as shown. Dimension as shown. Create a drawing.

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Engineering and
Technical Drawing
Using Solid Edge V15
By Jerry Craig

Series V15

SDC
PUBLICATIONS

Schroff Development Corporation


www.schroff.com
www.schroff-europe.com
Solid Edge V15 2D Drawing

2D Drawing

2D Sketches 2D 2D
Chapter 2 Profiles Sketches

Using Create Create


2D Sketches Part Assembly

Reference Profile
Selecting
Planes View

Circles
Entity
Lines Arcs and Rectangles
Objects
Ellipses

Smart Standard
Dimensioning
Dimensions Dimensions

Setting
Sketch Key-In
Starting Reference
Point Values
Point

Display Zoom Zoom


Fit Pan
Commands Window Smaller

IntelliSketch Geometric
Settings Relations

Selecting Fillets Trimming


Editing Construction
Entities & and and
Sketches Lines
Deleteing Chamfers Extending

Adding Text
Accurate Creating
Tutorial and Printing
Layout Drawings
Dimensions

Problems

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2D Drawings may take two forms:

2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of


multiple shapes or parts to be designed.

2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities


inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right Concept Sketch.
may be used to create a part by selecting specific (Cannot be used
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming to create a part in
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series this form).
of connected lines and arcs.

Profile must
be a closed
figure with no
internal lines.

Resulting 3D
object with
depth added.

Additional sketches were used to define the protrusion


at the middle and the holes in the part after the initial
shape was created.

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Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

These are used to define the critical


geometry in a series of mating parts.
Elements from the master sketch may be
selected to create the individual parts.
This assures that the parts are the
correct size and are located in exactly
the right place.

Elements of the part sketches which are


derived from the master sketch may be
associated (linked) back to the master
sketch. This means that any change in
the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

Portions of the sketch were used to


create the base of the roller assembly.

Other portions of the same sketch will


be used to create the opening for the
wheel.

Modeling the wheel is done by selecting


the large circle from the master sketch.

The final assembly is shown with the


parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the


basis for much of the design and part
creation process. These sketches can be
very general at first then, exact sizes
can be assigned later. All parts
associated to the master sketches will
re-size to the new dimensions.

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Starting a 2D Sketch

In this chapter all drawings


will start from the Part
Environment. Most of the
commands and construction
techniques are the same in
other environments.

If Solid Edge is already running,


pop down the File menu ....
Pick New …
Select the More tab
Use Normeng.par (inch)

For an introduction to 2D
sketches, we will use the option
to create a sketch. This option
allows the designer to create an
overall master outline showing
major features of the part. When
the actual part creation takes
place, elements from the master
sketch will be copied to the part
outline sketch.

Watch the Status Bar for


instructions and prompts. 2D Sketch
selected

Front
· Pick the Front reference
plane.

Top

Right

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2D Sketch Window 2D Sketch Window

Selecting a reference plane places a


special window on the drawing. The Edge view of
view is looking straight at the selected Edge view of Right plane
reference plane. In this example the top Top plane
and right planes appear as an edge and
the front plane is the drawing surface.

The profile will be created on the Front


plane.

The Drawing Tools Menu activates:


The sketch will be created on the surface of the Front plane.
Drawing Tools Menu

Pick Tool

Line

Free Form Arc

Arc
Draw
Circle

Rectangle

Fillet/Chamfer

Trim/Extend

Offset* Edit
Copy from Sketch*(Include)/
Construction Entity flyout

Move*

Smart Dimension Other Dim ( Illustration from Solid Edge Online Help )

Explore the commands.


Connect*
Remember that each icon with a small arrow at the lower
Horizontal/Vertical* right corner has a Fly Out with additional commands.

Tangent* Constrain* * Advanced concepts are discussed in the next chapter.


Equal*

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Line

Starting the line command


displays the ribbon bar at the top
of the screen. Click a start point
and move the mouse. The length
of the line and the angle will
display.

· You can type in a length and Switch between line/arc


an angle in the dialog boxes.
· While drawing a line you can
switch to the arc command Intent
and back. Zone

Line to Arc

Clicking the arc button on the


ribbon bar switches to the arc
command.

· An Intent Zone icon is


displayed on the end of the line.
Moving the mouse through the
4 sectors produces a different
result for each sector.

Point - Available from the fly


out menu. Click to place or
input coordinates. Line Point Free
Points are placed as Sketch
Construction Elements.
Freehand drawing converted to
Free Sketch. Use mouse to geometry
draw outline. Solid Edge
converts to geometry. (Usually
needs a lot of editing).

Curve Menu. Draws or


converts to BSPLINE geometry.
Click curve to edit inflection
points. Freehand courve or
input points. Bspline Convert
to Bspline

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Arc

From the fly out menu, 3 options


are possible.

Tangent 3 Points Center, Start, End

Depending on the option chosen,


(line or arc) exact sizes may be
set using the ribbon bar.

Note: In some constructions it is easier and more accurate to draw a


full circle then trim to define an arc.

Circle

5 options are shown on the


circle fly out.

Center 3 Points Tangent Ellipse Ellipse


Radius/ 3 Points Center
Diameter 2 Points

The ribbon bar accepts either


diameter or radius.

Tangent can be:


· Tangent to one entity
· Tangent to two entities
including the reference planes.
You can set the radius then
move the circle tangent.

Many options exist. Try


different commands and ways
of using the commands.
Online Help gives excellent
instructions for the use of
each option.

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Rectangle

Three construction methods are


available:

· Use dialog boxes.


Input Width, Height and Angle.
· Click two points for the width
and one point for the height.
· Draw a diagonal sketch line with
the mouse.

Sketch Diagonal Line Rectangle Constructed


Sketch Editing Tools

Select Tool Used to select entities for editing. Hold down the CTRL Key to select
multiple entities. To delete an entity, select it and press the Delete Key

Fillet/Chamfer

Fillet will round a corner or add an


arc between two entities. Often,
Fillet is the easiest way to create an
arc when the start/end/center points
are not well defined.

Chamfer will bevel a corner. The


bevel can be the same angle or
distance on both sides or, the
bevel may be a different distance
or angle on each side. Note the
B
expanded ribbon bar.

Small rounds, fillets and chamfers A


should usually be added to the
solid model after the major shape
has been created.

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Trim/Extend

Trim
line
Trim Trim Extend

Trim is used to remove segments


of entities. The segments are
defined by intersections on the
sketch.

Multiple segments may be


trimmed by sketching a line
through each entity.

Extend will cause entities to


intersect.

Extend will not work if one entity


does not provide a stop for the
entity being extended.

· You can extend a line by


selecting the line and keying in a
new length in the dialog box.

Construction Lines

Any entity may be designated as a


construction element. This means
that it is used to define geometry
but is not considered as a part of
the outline shape. Construction lines were used to
locate the center for the circle.

The Construction toggle is on the flyout with the


Include command.

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Move/Rotate/Mirror/Scale/Delete

Move Rotate Mirror Scale Delete

Move.
· First click the Select Tool.
· Pick the object to move.
(Hold down the CTRL Key to
select multiple objects or use a
window to select the objects within
the window.)
· Click where the object is now.
· Click to set new location.

Dimensioning

Smart Dimensions

Use where one entity


is to be dimensioned.
· Line
· Circle
· Arc
All the dimensions shown are
Smart Dimensions.

Standard Dimensions

Distance Angle Coor- Sym- Dimension


Between dinate metric Axis

To change the size of an entity on


the drawing:
· Select the dimension.
· Type in a new size.

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SketchPoint
Sketch point provides
This is a drawing tool that allows a temporary origin to
entities to be placed in relation to measure relative to
another entity. existing geometry.
· Select the Tools pop down
· Click SketchPoint to turn on.

SketchPoint will prompt for a


target location. (Upper right corner
of rectangle.)

· Start a command (circle).


· Set the diameter of the circle.
· Move the mouse and note the
distance reading.
· Set exact distances using the
SketchPoint dialog boxes.

SketchPoint Ribbon Bar

On/ Set Angle From Increments X-distance Y-distance


Off Target Horizontal Set to .125 (Left/Right) (Up/Down)
or ??

Key in a distance or angle and press Enter to lock the value.


To unlock the value, set the value to zero.
· To turn off SketchPoint, press the ESC key or click the On/Off icon..

Display Commands Main Toolbar- Top of Screen


As work progresses, the screen
size may need to be changed. Zoom Zoom Fit Pan
Window Smaller
· Zoom Window - magnify
/Larger
· Zoom Out (shrink)
· Fit (re-size to fit screen)
· Pan (slide without changing size)

All allow for quick magnification,


or re-sizing of the drawing image.

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IntelliSketch QuickPick

You may have noticed a number of symbols on the lines of the previous examples. These are geometric
indicators which constrain the geometry. As you draw these symbols appear. The check box turns the
momentary indicators on/off.

QuickPick is a tool used to sort out the correct item when


several possibilities exist due to stacked geometry. Park the
mouse for a few seconds and dots will appear.
Right-click for the selection list.

Geometric Relationships

As you draw some of the Connect Concentric Tangent


relationships are automatically set.
Sketches must have the proper
relationships between entities in
order to create actual parts.
Sketches must be properly
constrained to create the Horizontal/Vertical Co-Linear Parallel Perpendicular
intended objects.

· Remove a relationship by
deleting the marker.
· Add a relationship by selecting
from the Relationships menu. Equal Symmetric Symmetric Axis
This menu is near the bottom of
the Draw Toolbar.

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Tutorial - Accurate layout approach

Draw the sketch for:


Shaft Support Bracket. Refer back to this drawing as you complete the tutorial.

Shaft
Support
Bracket

__ Start Solid Edge Part


__ Select Sketch from the left
menu.

__ Select the Front plane for this


drawing.

__ Start SketchPoint

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__ Set the SketchPoint Target at


the mid-point of the horizontal
reference plane. Watch for the
IntelliSketch mid-point icon and
click to set the target.

Start
Mid-point icon

__ Start the Line command.


__ Using the dialog boxes in the
SketchPoint ribbon bar, start a line End
at X= -2.000, Y= .500

On/ Set X distance Y distance


Off Target from Target From Target

__ Draw the line vertical down to


Y = 0.000
__ Continue the line horizontally. Note:
Set the length to 5.000. Work with both the active ribbon
__ Continue the line up a length bars to draw the lines. Click a box to
of .500 as shown on the drawings make it active so numbers can be
above. Right-click to stop. input.

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__ Start the Circle command.


__ Set the radius for .875

__ Use SketchPoint to lock the


center at X=000, Y=3.000.
Type each value in the dialog box
and press Enter.
Click to place the circle.

__ Draw a short horizontal line


from the upper end of the leftmost
.500 length vertical line as shown.
Be sure the IntelliSketch icon
indicates a connect and horizontal
conditions.

__ Reset the SketchPoint target to


the lower right as shown.
__ Start a circle. Set the radius =
.750.
__ Keyin X= -.6250
and Y= 1.250. Click to set the
circle.

__ Turn off SketchPoint. (Click the


On/Off icon).
__ Draw the three lines shown. The
diagonal line should be tangent to
both circles.

The horizontal line should connect


at the right and be tangent at the
bottom of the right circle.

The vertical line should connect to


the top circle.

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__ Start the Fillet command.


Set the radius to .500.
Pick the two lines as shown to
create the radius.

The Fillet command will extend


or trim the lines to create the
correct radius.

Fillet

Save the drawing as Tutorial1

__ Use the Trim command to Trim


remove the excess arcs from the
construction.

__ Draw the 1.000 diameter


circle. Start the circle command.
Move your mouse over the top
arc then toward the center of the
arc. A special icon will show when
the center is selected. Click and set
the circle size to 1.000.

__ Use SmartDimension and


regular dimension commands
to place the dimensions on the
drawing as shown.

Remember to move your mouse


over an arc or circle before you try
to place a dimension to the center.

__ Save the Drawing as Tutorial1

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· The sketch is complete. It can be used to create a solid part by selecting geometry from the layout.
· At this time we will create a preliminary 2D drawing. This is often done for design approval.

· Copy the sketch and dimensions You can re-edit a sketch


to the Clip Board. after you click finish.

__ Pick Edit. __Click the sketch.


__ Pick Select All
(All the elements on the drawing __Click Edit
should change color).
__ Click Copy. This places the __ Click the
selected elements on the sketch icon.
Clipboard.
This is one way of re-using a
sketch in different Solid Edge
models.

Note: Save the Part as Tutorial1

Creating a Drawing __ Set Size for “A” wide.


__ Click Background and set for “A”
In the next steps we will: __ On the Main Ribbon Bar click Fit
1. Open a Solid Edge Draft View.
document.
2. Set the correct sheet size and
title block.
3. Paste the drawing from the
Clipboard.

__ On the File menu pick New


__ Click the More tab.
__ Select Normeng.Dft

The default sheet size and


background are too big.
__ At the bottom of the screen
Right-Click the word Sheet.

__ Pick Sheet Setup.


Set “A” background.

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__ Turn on the Draw Toolbar

Select View
Toolbars
Toolbars
Place a checkmark in the Draw
box.

Note:
This method of creating
drawings is useful for quick
2D sketches. It may be used
with WORD and other
editors for report writing.
Except for these exercises we
will use other tools to create
detail drawings.

__ On the Edit pop-down


click Paste. The sketch
will appear but in the
wrong place.

__ Use the Move (Draw


Toolbar) command to
move the sketch to the
middle of the title block.
Click any place on the
sketch then drag the sketch
as shown.

Move is on a fly-out with


several other commands.
You may have to look for it
if another command is
current.

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__ Use the Text Tool to place text in Note: Place the text approximately then
the Title Block as shown. Input your use the Select Tool to drag it to the desired
own school/company and name. location. Text height is .125”

Put your own name in


the DR BY box.

__ Save the
drawing.
__ Print the
drawing.

Printing/Plotting
will vary
depending on the
output devices
available. Check
with your
instructor.

__ Click
Properties for more settings. You may have to turn the drawing to a
horizontal direction (Landscape).

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Exercise 1.

__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

__ Dimension the sketch.

__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.


__ Use the Clipboard to copy the sketch onto the A-size title block.
__Move the sketch to the center of the sheet.

You may need to turn on the Draw Toolbar in order to move the sketch to the middle of the title block.

__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.
__Save and print the drawing.

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Exercise 2.

Create the sketch for the


part shown below.

Follow the steps as shown


in Exercise 1.

Create a drawing,
dimension and print.

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Exercise 3. Layout the sketch as shown. Dimension as shown. Create a drawing.

Exercise 4. Do the Tutorial. Save a copy as Ch2-Ex-4. Make a drawing. See Tutorial page 65.

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Engineering and
Technical Drawing
Using Solid Edge V16
By Jerry Craig

Series V16

SDC
PUBLICATIONS

Schroff Development Corporation


www.schroff.com
www.schroff-europe.com
Solid Edge V16 2D Drawing

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2D Drawing

2D Sketches 2D 2D
Chapter 2 Profiles Sketches

Using
2D Sketches
Material
Create
Part
Create
Assembly

Reference Profile
Selecting
Planes View

Entity
Objects
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Lines Arcs
Circles
and
Ellipses
Rectangles

Dimensioning
MaterialSmart
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions

Setting
Sketch Key-In
Starting Reference
Point Values
Point

Display
Commands
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Zoom
Window
Zoom
Smaller
Fit Pan

Settings
Material
IntelliSketch Geometric
Relations

Selecting Fillets Trimming


Editing Construction
Entities & and and
Sketches Lines
Deleteing Chamfers Extending

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Tutorial
Accurate
Layout
Creating
Drawings
Adding Text
and
Dimensions
Printing

Problems Material
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2D Drawings may take two forms:

2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of


multiple shapes or parts to be designed.

Material
2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities
inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right
may be used to create a part by selecting specific
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming
Concept Sketch.
(Cannot be used
to create a part in
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series this form).
of connected lines and arcs.

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Profile must

Material
be a closed
figure with no
internal lines.

Resulting 3D
object with
depth added.

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Additional sketches were used to define the protrusion
at the middle and the holes in the part after the initial

Material
shape was created.

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Material
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Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

These are used to define the critical


geometry in a series of mating parts.

Material
Elements from the master sketch may be
selected to create the individual parts.
This assures that the parts are the
correct size and are located in exactly
the right place.

Elements of the part sketches which are


derived from the master sketch may be
associated (linked) back to the master

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sketch. This means that any change in
the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

Material
Portions of the sketch were used to
create the base of the roller assembly.

Other portions of the same sketch will


be used to create the opening for the
wheel.

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Modeling the wheel is done by selecting

Material
the large circle from the master sketch.

The final assembly is shown with the


parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the

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basis for much of the design and part
creation process. These sketches can be
very general at first then, exact sizes
can be assigned later. All parts
associated to the master sketches will

Material
re-size to the new dimensions.

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Starting a 2D Sketch

In this chapter all drawings


will start from the Part

Material
Environment. Most of the
commands and construction
techniques are the same in
other environments.

If Solid Edge is already


running, pop down the File
menu ....

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Pick New …
Select the More tab
Use Normeng.par (inch)

Material
For an introduction to 2D
sketches, we will use the
option to create a sketch. This
option allows the designer to
create an overall master outline
showing major features of the
part. When the actual part
creation takes place, elements

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from the master sketch will be
copied to the part outline sketch.
2D Sketch
Watch the Status Bar for selected

Material
instructions and prompts.

· Pick the Front reference Front


plane.

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Material Right

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2D Sketch with Grid. Selecting a reference plane for the 2D sketch creates a 2D drawing screen.
Turning on the Grid displays the Grid Tool Bar and places a grid on the screen..

Grid Icon

Material Grid Tool Bar

Face View of Front X - Z plane

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Right Y - Z plane

Material Edge View of Top


X - Y plane

Zero Origin
Point

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Material
Grid Settings Tool Bar

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Material
Grid Snap Grid Reset Move
Options To Off/On Origin Origin
Grid To
Zero

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Grid Options Dialog Box
Grid settings may be adjusted for the type of sketch to
be created. Major lines might be 1 inch while minor
lines might be:

Material
8 lines/inch = 1/8 inch (.125)
10 lines/inch = .10 inch, etc.

Snap To Grid locks the drawing geometry to the grid.


This creates accurate geometry quickly without keying
in distances as long as the points can be set to the grid
locations.

Show Readouts turns on the X - Y display showing the

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cursor distance from the current Origin.

Show Alignments projects a dashed line when the


cursor is in line with existing geometry.

Material
Grid as Points. The grid may be displayed as
points if prefered.

Cursor Position Display. X and Y pointer


locations are displayed as points are set. The
distance is from the Origin.

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Material
Resetting the Origin is

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New Origin
often necessary during
2D drawing
construction.

Default
Zero
Origin
Material
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2D Sketch Window 2D Sketch Window

Selecting a reference plane places a


special window on the drawing. The Edge view of

Material
view is looking straight at the selected Edge view of Right plane
reference plane. In this example the top Top plane
and right planes appear as an edge and
the front plane is the drawing surface.

The profile will be created on the Front


plane.

The Drawing Tools Menu activates:

Drawing Tools Menu Copyrighted The sketch will be created on the surface of the Front plane.

Pick Tool

Line Material
Free Form Arc

Arc
Draw
Circle

Rectangle

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Fillet/Chamfer

Material
Trim/Extend

Offset* Edit
Copy from Sketch*(Include)/
Construction Entity flyout

Move*

Smart Dimension Other Dim ( Illustration from Solid Edge Online Help )

Connect* Copyrighted Explore the commands.


Remember that each icon with a small arrow at the lower
right corner has a Fly Out with additional commands.

Material
Horizontal/Vertical*

Tangent* Constrain* * Advanced concepts are discussed in the next chapter.


Equal*

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Line

Starting the line command


displays the ribbon bar at the top

Material
of the screen. Click a start point
and move the mouse. The length
of the line and the angle will
display.

· You can type in a length and Switch between line/arc


an angle in the dialog boxes.
· While drawing a line you can
Intent

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switch to the arc command
and back. Zone

Line to Arc

Material
Clicking the arc button on the
ribbon bar switches to the arc
command.

· An Intent Zone icon is


displayed on the end of the line.
Moving the mouse through the
4 sectors produces a different

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result for each sector.

Point - Available from the fly


out menu. Click to place or

Material
input coordinates. Line Point Free
Points are placed as Sketch
Construction Elements.
Freehand drawing converted to
Free Sketch. Use mouse to geometry
draw outline. Solid Edge
converts to geometry. (Usually
needs a lot of editing).

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Curve Menu. Draws or
converts to BSPLINE geometry.
Click curve to edit inflection

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points. Freehand courve or
input points. Bspline Convert
to Bspline

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Arc

From the fly out menu, 3 options


are possible.

Material Tangent 3 Points Center, Start, End

Depending on the option chosen,


(line or arc) exact sizes may be
set using the ribbon bar.

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full circle then trim to define an arc.

Circle Material
5 options are shown on the
circle fly out.

Center 3 Points Tangent Ellipse Ellipse

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Radius/ 3 Points Center
Diameter 2 Points

The ribbon bar accepts either


diameter or radius.

Tangent can be:


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· Tangent to one entity
· Tangent to two entities
including the reference planes.
You can set the radius then
move the circle tangent.

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Many options exist. Try
different commands and ways
of using the commands.
Online Help gives excellent

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instructions for the use of
each option.

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Rectangle

Three construction methods are


available:

· Use dialog boxes. Material


Input Width, Height and Angle.
· Click two points for the width
and one point for the height.
· Draw a diagonal sketch line with
the mouse.

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Sketch Editing Tools

Select Tool
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multiple entities. To delete an entity, select it and press the Delete Key

Fillet/Chamfer

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arc between two entities. Often,
Fillet is the easiest way to create an
arc when the start/end/center points
are not well defined.

Chamfer will bevel a corner. The


bevel can be the same angle or
distance on both sides or, the

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bevel may be a different distance
or angle on each side. Note the
B
expanded ribbon bar.

Small rounds, fillets and chamfers A

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solid model after the major shape
has been created.

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Trim/Extend/Break

Trim
line

Trim
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Trim Extend Break
Corner

Trim is used to remove segments


of entities. The segments are
defined by intersections on the
sketch.

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Multiple segments may be
trimmed by sketching a line
through each entity.

intersect.
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Extend will cause entities to

Extend will not work if one entity


does not provide a stop for the
entity being extended.

· You can extend a line by


selecting the line and keying in a

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new length in the dialog box.

Break will slice an entity into two


parts.

Construction Lines Material


Any entity may be designated as a
construction element. This means
that it is used to define geometry
but is not considered as a part of
the outline shape.

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Construction lines were used to
locate the center for the circle.

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The Construction toggle is on the flyout with the
Include command.

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Move/Rotate/Mirror/Scale/Stretch/Delete

Move Rotate Mirror

Move. Material
Scale Stretch Delete

· First click the Select Tool.


· Pick the object to move.
(Hold down the CTRL Key to
select multiple objects or use a
window to select the objects within

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the window.)
· Click where the object is now.
· Click to set new location.

Dimensioning

Smart Dimensions Material


Use where one entity
is to be dimensioned.
· Line
· Circle
· Arc
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All the dimensions shown are
Smart Dimensions.

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Standard Dimensions

Distance Angle Coor- Sym- Dimension


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· Select the dimension.

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· Type in a new size.

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Fill places a pattern or solid in a closed area. Fill Ribbon Bar:

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Display Commands Main Toolbar- Top of Screen

As work progresses, the screen

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size may need to be changed. Zoom Zoom Fit Pan
· Zoom Window - magnify Window Smaller
/Larger
· Zoom Out (shrink)

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· Fit (re-size to fit screen)
· Pan (slide without changing size)

All allow for quick magnification,


or re-sizing of the drawing image.

A "Wheel Mouse" may be used for


fast zooms by activating the wheel.

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IntelliSketch QuickPick

You may have noticed a number of symbols on the lines of the previous examples. These are geometric
indicators which constrain the geometry. As you draw these symbols appear. The check box turns the

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momentary indicators on/off.

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QuickPick is a tool used to sort out the correct item when
several possibilities exist due to stacked geometry. Park the
mouse for a few seconds and dots will appear.
Right-click for the selection list.

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Geometric Relationships

As you draw some of the Connect Concentric Tangent


relationships are automatically set.
Sketches must have the proper
relationships between entities in
order to create actual parts.
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constrained to create the

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Horizontal/Vertical Co-Linear Parallel Perpendicular
intended objects.

· Remove a relationship by
deleting the marker.

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· Add a relationship by selecting
from the Relationships menu.
This menu is near the bottom of
the Draw Toolbar.
Equal Symmetric Symmetric Axis

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Tutorial - Accurate layout approach

Draw the sketch for:


Shaft Support Bracket. Refer back to this drawing as you complete the tutorial.

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Support
Bracket

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Part
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__ Start Solid Edge

__ Select Sketch from


the left menu.
__ Select the Front
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plane for this drawing.

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__ Turn ON the Grid.

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__ Set the Grid for:
1.00 inch major lines, 8 minor (0.125 inch) lines.
Activate Grid Snap

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__ Start the Line command.

__ Using the Grid Readout

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start the line at
__ X= -2.000, Y= .500

__ To X= -2.000, Y= 0.000 X=3.000


Y= .500
X=-2.000
__ To X=3.000, Y= 0.000
Y=.500 Zero on
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__ Right-click to stop the line.

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Auto Re-size End

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Grid - Resizing

__ Click on the Grid border.

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__ Drag the border to a new size.
A Grid Size dialog box appears.
Key in X,Y sizes or click the
Auto-Resize icon.

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__ Start the Circle command.
__ Set the radius for .875

__ Use Grid readouts to position

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the center at X=000, Y=3.000.
Click to place the circle.

__ Draw a short horizontal line


from the upper end of the leftmost

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.500 length vertical line as shown.
Be sure the IntelliSketch icon
indicates a connect and horizontal
conditions.

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__ Reset the Grid Origin to the
lower right (X=3.00, Y=0.000)
as shown.
__ Start a circle. Set the radius =
.750.
__ Place the center at
X= -.6250 and Y= 1.250.

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Click to set the circle.

__ Pick Tools ... IntelliSketch New Grid Origin


Set the dialog box as shown

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Grid
Watch for the
Allignment
Icons "Point On"
and "Tangent"

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__ Draw the Vertical and Tangent
lines as shown.

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__ Start the Fillet command.
Set the radius to .500.
Pick the two lines as shown to
create the radius.

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The Fillet command will extend
or trim the lines to create the
correct radius.

Fillet

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Save the drawing as Tutorial1

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__ Use the Trim command to Trim
remove the excess arcs from the
construction.

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__ Draw the 1.000 diameter
circle. Start the circle command.

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Move your mouse over the top
arc then toward the center of the
arc. A special icon will show when
the center is selected. Click and set
the circle size to 1.000.

__ Use SmartDimension and


regular dimension commands
to place the dimensions on the
drawing as shown.
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Remember to move your mouse
over a arc or circle before you try

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to place a dimension to the center.

__ Save the Drawing as Tutorial1

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· The sketch is complete. It can be used to create a solid part by selecting geometry from the layout.
· At this time we will create a preliminary 2D drawing. This is often done for design approval.

· Copy the sketch and dimensions You can re-edit a sketch

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to the Clip Board. after you click finish.

__ Pick Edit. __Click the sketch.


__ Pick Select All
(All the elements on the drawing __Click Edit
should change color).
__ Click Copy. This places the __ Click the
selected elements on the sketch icon.

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Clipboard.
This is one way of re-using a
sketch in different Solid Edge
models.

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Creating a Drawing Set Size for “A” wide:


__ Click Background and set for “A”
In the next steps we will: __ Zoom to full screen: On the Main
1. Open a Solid Edge Draft Ribbon Bar click Fit View.

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document.
2. Set the correct sheet size and
title block.
3. Paste the drawing from the
Clipboard.

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__ On the File menu pick New
__ Click the More tab.
__ Select Normeng.Dft
The size tab should show "A-Wide"
The default sheet size and
background are too big.
__ At the bottom of the screen

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Right-Click the word Sheet.

__ Pick Sheet Setup.


Set “A” background.

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__ Turn on the Draw Toolbar

Select View
Toolbars

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Toolbars
Place a checkmark in the Draw
box.

Note:
This method of creating
drawings is useful for quick
2D sketches. It may be used
with WORD and other

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editors for report writing by
pasting from the clipboard.

Except for these exercises we

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will use other tools to create
detail drawings.

__ On the Edit pop-down


click Paste. The sketch
will appear but in the
wrong place. Click the

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sketch and hold down the
left mouse key. Drag the
sketch to the middle of the
title block.

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If necessary, use the Move
(Draw Toolbar) command
to move the sketch to the
middle of the title block.
Window the sketch then
drag the sketch as shown.

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several other commands.
You may have to look for it
if another command is
current.

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__ Use the Text Tool to place text in Note: Place the text approximately then
the Title Block as shown. Input your use the Select Tool to drag it to the desired
own school/company and name. location. Text height is .125”

Material SAVE the drawing.


This will insert the
designer's name and
date. School lab
computers may not
show the correct
information. Use
TEXT to put your

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name and date on
the page as assigned.

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__ Save the
drawing.
__ Print the
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drawing.

Printing/Plotting
will vary

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depending on the
output devices
available. Check
with your

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instructor.

__ Click
Properties for more settings. You may have to turn the drawing to a
horizontal direction (Landscape).

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Exercise 1.

__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

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__ Dimension the sketch.

__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.


__ Use the Clipboard to copy the sketch onto the A-size title block.
__Move the sketch to the center of the sheet.

You may need to turn on the Draw Toolbar in order to move the sketch to the middle of the title block.

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__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.
__Save and print the drawing. Drawing Name: Baffle Plate

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Exercise 2.

Create the sketch for the


part shown below.

in Exercise 1.

Create a drawing,
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Follow the steps as shown

dimension and print.

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Exercise 3. Layout the sketch as shown. Dimension as shown. Create a drawing.

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Material Part Name:
TEMPLATE

Exercise 4. Do the Tutorial.

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Engineering and
Technical Drawing
Using Solid Edge Version 17
By Jerry Craig

Images from Solid Edge Gallery

SDC
Schroff Development Corporation
www.schroff.com
www.schroff-europe.com
Solid Edge V17 2D Drawing

2D Sketches 2D 2D

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Chapter 2 Profiles Sketches

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Using Create Create
2D Sketches Part Assembly

Reference Profile
Selecting
Planes View

Entity
Objects
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Lines Arcs
Circles
and
Ellipses
Rectangles

Constraining
Sketches
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Smart
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Geometric
Constraints

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IntelliSketch Geometric
Settings Relations

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Selecting Fillets Trimming
Editing Construction
Entities & and and
Sketches Lines
Deleteing Chamfers Extending

Re-Setting Key-In
Grid Settings
Origin Values

Tutorial
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Accurate
Layout
Creating
Drawings
Adding Text
and Printing

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Dimensions

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2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of mul-
tiple shapes or parts to be designed.

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2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities
inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right Complete Master
may be used to create a part by selecting specific Sketch. (Cannot be
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming used to create a part
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series of in this form).
connected lines and arcs.

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Profile must be a
closed “loop” with
no internal lines.

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Resulting 3D
object with depth
added.

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Portions of the Master Sketch are copied
when creating individual part features.

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Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

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These are used to define the critical
geometry in a series of mating parts.
Elements from the master sketch may

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be selected to create the individual
parts. This assures that the parts are the
correct size and are located in exactly
the right place.

Elements of the part sketches which


are derived from the master sketch may
be associated (linked) back to the mas-

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ter sketch. This means that any change
in the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

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Portions of the sketch were used to
create the base of the pillow block as-
sembly.
Other portions of the same sketch will
be used to create the opening for the
bearing.
Modeling the bearing is done by selecting the inner circles. The bronze bearing is created as a separate part.

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The final assembly is shown with the parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the basis for much of the design and part creation process. These sketches can

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be very general at first then, exact sizes can be assigned later. All parts associated to the master sketches will re-
size to the new dimensions. Each part will be the right size and in the right place.

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Bearing

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Assembly view.

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Starting a 2D Drawing

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Any new object starts with a 2D sketch. Complex
objects can be designed more efficiently by creating a
master sketch with part geometry defined by a series

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of overlapping lines. As the part shape evolves the 2D
lines are used to add material or cut away material.

Simpler shapes may be designed by staring directly


with the Protrusion or revolved Protrusion icons.
Master sketches give more control over the modeling
process.
Component Sketches are placeholders for existing parts or for related items yet to be designed.

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Once Sketch is started, The Ribbon Bar displays prompts and options.
A Reference Plane must be selected. Or, a new reference plane must be defined as a 2D drawing plane.

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A pop down dialog box allow the selection of alternate

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planes for starting the sketch.

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Coincident Option starts a sketch on one of the
existing reference planes.

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A 2D drawing

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screen appears.

• The Draw toolbar


replaces the Main

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Edge of Side (Y-Z) plane


toolbar.

• The drawing
surface is now the
Front (X-Z) plane.

• The horizontal
line is the edge Edge of Top (X-Y) plane

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view of the Top
(X-Y) plane.

• The vertical line is

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the edge of the Side
(Y-Z) plane.

Draw menu items


may hve several op- 2D drawing surface = Front (X-Z) plane
tions selected from
pop down menus.

The first tutorial

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(chapter 1) intro-
duced the 2D draw-
ing process.

Exercise:

√ Start Solid Edge.


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√ Click Sketch.
√ Click the Front reference plane.

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Draw some shapes.
Explore the pop downs

Press ESC key to stop a command.

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When finished, click the RETURN button.

Exit Do not save the drawing.

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Draw Menu

Material Constraints Menu

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by editing lengths, angles,
diameter/radius, etc.

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Edit Menu
When items are connected,
changing one item may cause
another entity to change in an
unexpected or unwanted man-
ner.

Placing constraints on a 2D

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sketch helps to ensure
Engineering Intent.

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Constraining sketches is an important step in the design process. Many features may be changed as the design
evolves. Making sure the master sketch changes in a predictable manner is critical.

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Constraints are a combination of geometric (parallel, vertical, concentric, tangent, etc.) and dimensional lengths.
The first tutorial (chapter 1) introduced some of these ideas.

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Line command. Starting a line displays the Line Ribbon Bar.

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Color Type Thickness

Active
Line
Style
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Alignment Indicator
Many indicators will appear as a drawing is
created. These help to insure good geometry.

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A straight line was drawn then the arc toggle
was selected. The intent zone creates the arc
based on how the mouse moves out of the
Intent Zone

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intent zone.

Alignment indicators flash when horizon-


tal.vertical, extensions or other alignments
are sensed.

Indicators may be turned On/Off by clicking


Tools menu and clicking the selection but-

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tons.

Tools ... Intellisketch ... Relationships


Alignment Indicators

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toggles various geomentric indicators
On/Off toggles.
on/off.

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Distance Between
dimension option
was used to fix Point
point location.

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Other options for Line are Point
(used as a marker or place holder)
and Freesketch.

Freesketch. Hold left moude button


down and draw shape. Solid Edge
will create straight lines and arcs.

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√ Place smart dimensions to con-
strain the shape.

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Circle. Pop down provides options for drawing
circles and ellipses.

The circle ribbon bar provides options for color,


linetype and line thickness. Click either diameter or

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radius box to input size.

Tangent Circle
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A circle was placed at ran-
dom tangent to two lines.

The circle size may be set

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using the circle command or
by placing a
smart dimension.

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Arc.

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Three options are shown.
The arc ribbon bar gives slightly
different options for each arc type.

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Curve.

Click a series of points.

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A smooth curve is
drawn.

Curve has many set-

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tings and options.
Check Help for more
information.

Rectangle.

Quick method:
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Select Rectangle.
Hold down left
mouse button and
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sketch diagonal line.

Use
smart dimensions

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to set size.

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Constraining Sketches.

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Constraints help to insure that changes to a sketch behave in a predictable manner. Editing causes shapes to
change and parts often must be re-sized for weight, strength, appearance or other reasons. All of the changes
can result in some weird shapes unless constraints are in place to control the changes.

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Two types of constraints are used: Dimension Constraints and Geometric Constraints.

Dimension Constraints

Smart Dimensions are applied to individual elements.


A single pick will dimension a line, circle, etc.

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A pop down menu for other dimension types is shown.
Distance between and angle between relate two items.

Driving dimensions control a part feature.

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Driven dimensions are controlled by other dimen-
sions. Each type is a different color on the screen.

Geometric Constraints

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The geometric con-
straint icons are shown.

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Choosing and applying
constraints is a matter of
planning which elements
must remain fixed in
relation to other ele-
ments that are allowed to
change.

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Turns display of geometric icons
Off/On

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The rectange is centered
on the reference planes us-
ing connect constraint.

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(The first tutorial in chap-
ter 1 used horizontal and
vertical to do the same
thing).

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Connect the mid-point of
the horizontal line to the
vertical (Y-Z) plane.
Connect the mid point

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of the vertical line to the Changing the 2.000 and 3.000 dimensions will keep the rectangle centered.
horizontal (X-Y) plane.

A hexagon has been circumscribed


about a circle. We want to be able to
change the circle size and keep the

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hexagon shape.

Lines are connect constrained and


tangent constrained.

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Changing the circle size produces in an
unexpected result!

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to fix the problem?

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Editing 2D sketches.

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2D drawings are often constructed using basic shapes then editing the shapes to get the final forms.

Fillet is a rounded corner. Chamfer is a beveled corner.

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Offset may be one side or both sides.

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Sizes and locations may be fixed
by placing dimensions.

Objects may be moved or re-

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sized by changing the dimension
value.

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Move pop-down displays several related edit-
ing commands.

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Trim

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Inner circular arcs were

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removed using trim.

Extend will only work

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if there is a “stopper”
boundry.

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Extend would not work but
Trim would work.

Construction Lines

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Regular lines may be toggled to con-
struction line status (and back).

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Construction lines are not considered as
part of a profile sketch.

Using construction lines is a good way


to anchor geometry and locate circle
centers, etc.

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Grid and Grid Snap

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Placing a grid on the screen enables additional drawing accuracy controls. By setting a useful grid spacing and
toggling Snap To Grid, the start and end points of lines, centers of circles, etc. can be placed accurately.

Grid is very useful when an item must be placed relative to an existing point. Re-set the grid zero then mea-

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Grid settings dialog
Grid display On/Off

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On/Off with the
screen icon or use
Tools ...Grid

Grid Ribbon Bar


is shown. Snap to Grid
On/Off Set Grid 0,0 to new
Set Grid location

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to Origin

Grid Options Dialog Box

Sets major line spacing,


Minor spaces per major,
colors, etc.
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A typical decimal inch setting is shown.

Working with architectural layouts, a typi-

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cal setting might be:
Major = 1 foot
Minor = 12 (1 inch)

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Decimal inch grid setting

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shown.

Grid Snap enabled so start


and end points are on grid

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intersections.
Origin 0,0
X,Y locations may be set by
clicking left mouse button or
by keying in points.

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Re-Sizing the Grid Area

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√ Click the Select Tool

√ Click near the outside of the


grid.

√ Drag the grid to a new area.

A new ribbon bar for

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Grid Size Setting will appear
at the top of the screen.

An auto-resize option may be

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√ Start a new Part. Be sure to use More ... Normeng.par as the startup file

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√ Click Sketch
√ Pick the Front (X-Z) reference plane.
Refer back to this drawing for dimensions

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1. Set up a decimal inch grid as shown in the previous section. 1.000 inch major lines and 10 minor lines.
2. Draw the base of the part as shown.
Start Line at -2.000,-0500 to -2.000, 0.000 to 3.000,0.000 to 3.000, 0.500
Re-size the grid if needed.

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3. Draw two circles with center at

X = 0.000, Y = 3.000
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The small circle is 1.000 diameter.

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( Ø symbol = diameter)

The large circle is .875 radius.


( R = radius)
Use the Tab Key to move the input
to radius in the circle ribbon bar.

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4. Draw a line straight down from the
side of the large circle.

Make sure the line is tangent to the


circle and is indicated vertical.

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5. Draw a short line across from
-2.000, 0.500

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6. Use the Trim Corner tool to close
the corner.

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end of the line at 3.000, 0.000

Click the re-position origin


icon on the grid ribbon bar.

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Click the end if the line at
3.000,0.000.

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8. Draw the circle
at -0.620, 1.250
Key in the center location
in the X: and Y: boxes in the

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grid ribbon bar.
Point to the center location. Origin 0,0

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9. Draw line tanget to 2 circles
as shown.

Use tangent constraint to

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be sure line is tangent to both
circles.

10. Draw line from


0.000, 0.500 tangent to the bot-
tom of the right circle.

Save the drawing

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The bottom of the large circle and the upper side of the right circle.

The .500 radius at the left side of the drawing. (We could have used Fillet at step 6.)

Place dimensions on the sketch as shown. Use dimension constraints to correct any location errors.

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Save the drawing.

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The sketch can be seen on the Front

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(X-Z) plane.

14. Click Protrusion

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15. Select the Front (X-Z) plane

16. Click Include


Just O.K the dialog box.
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that define the outline of the part.
A Include icon will appear on each
item.

Do NOT include the reference


planes.

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The final outline should be a closed
loop.

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18. Click RETURN and set the
depth of the part to 1.000

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19. Click Cutout

Select the Front


(X-Z) plane. Copyrighted
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20. Click
Include
Just OK the
dialog box.

Include the 1.00


diameter center
circle.

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20. Click RETURN

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Click the Through Next option
in the cutout ribbon bar.
Use the mouse to point the cutout arrow to-
ward the back of the part.

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Save the model.

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fill in the dialog boxes. If not, just Cancel.

Making a drawing.

Be sure the part is saved


from the previous steps.

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21. Click New on the
File Menu.

Click the More Tab

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and select
Normeng.dft

A default drawing sheet


will show.

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the Sheet option.

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23. Click the Background Tab

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and select A-Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 size)

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24. Select the


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ShaftSupport.par model

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from the folder where you
save it.

25. Select
Front
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for the key view.

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26. The Front view is selected
by default.

Click TOP , RIGHT and


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Click Finish.
The drawing will fit at a scale
of 1:2 . Select that option be-
fore placing the views.

Click a view to move it on the


sheet.

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Place some dimensions as
shown.

Save and Print the drawing.

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Problem 1.

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__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

__ Dimension the sketch.

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__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.

__ Place the views of the part as shown in the previous tutorial.

__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.

__Dimension the drawing.

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__ Save and Print the drawing.

Material Thickness = 1.000

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Problem 2.

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Create the sketch for the part
shown below.

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Follow the steps as shown in
Tutorial 1.

Create a drawing,

dimension save and print.

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Thickness = .25

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Problem 4.

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Do the “Modeling Parts with Sketches” tutorial. Make a drawing as shown in Tutorial 1.
Save and Print the model and the drawing.

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Engineering and
Technical Drawing
Using Solid Edge V18
by Jerry Craig

Images from Solid


Edge Gallery

Progressive Sheet Metal Die

SDC
PUBLICATIONS

Schroff Development Corporation


www.schroff.com
www.schroff-europe.com
Solid Edge V18 2D Drawing

2D Sketches 2D 2D

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Chapter 2 Profiles Sketches

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Using Create Create
2D Sketches Part Assembly

Reference Profile
Selecting
Planes View

Entity
Objects
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Lines Arcs
Circles
and
Ellipses
Rectangles

Constraining
Sketches
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Smart
Dimensions
Standard
Dimensions
Geometric
Constraints

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IntelliSketch Geometric
Settings Relations

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Selecting Fillets Trimming
Editing Construction
Entities & and and
Sketches Lines
Deleteing Chamfers Extending

Re-Setting Key-In
Grid Settings
Origin Values

Tutorial
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Accurate
Layout
Creating
Drawings
Adding Text
and Printing

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Dimensions

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2D Drawings may take two forms:

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2D Sketches show the outlines and locations of mul-
tiple shapes or parts to be designed.

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2D Profiles must be closed shapes with no entities
inside or crossing the sketch. The sketch at the right Complete Master
may be used to create a part by selecting specific Sketch. (Cannot be
shapes then “cleaning up” the outline by trimming used to create a part
inner curves. The final shape must be a single series of in this form).
connected lines and arcs.

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Profile must be a
closed “loop” with
no internal lines.

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Resulting 3D
object with depth
added.

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Portions of the Master Sketch are copied
when creating individual part features.

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Assembly Sketches (Layouts)

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These are used to define the critical
geometry in a series of mating parts.
Elements from the master sketch may

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be selected to create the individual
parts. This assures that the parts are the
correct size and are located in exactly
the right place.

Elements of the part sketches which


are derived from the master sketch may
be associated (linked) back to the mas-

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ter sketch. This means that any change
in the master sketch will update all the
associated parts.

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Portions of the sketch were used to
create the base of the pillow block as-
sembly.
Other portions of the same sketch will
be used to create the opening for the
bearing.
Modeling the bearing is done by selecting the inner circles. The bronze bearing is created as a separate part.

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The final assembly is shown with the parts modeled exactly as they fit.

As you can see, 2D sketches are the basis for much of the design and part creation process. These sketches can

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be very general at first then, exact sizes can be assigned later. All parts associated to the master sketches will re-
size to the new dimensions. Each part will be the right size and in the right place.

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Bearing

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Assembly view.

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Starting a 2D Drawing

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Any new object starts with a 2D sketch. Complex
objects can be designed more efficiently by creating a
master sketch with part geometry defined by a series

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of overlapping lines. As the part shape evolves the 2D
lines are used to add material or cut away material.

Simpler shapes may be designed by staring directly


with the Protrusion or revolved Protrusion icons.
Master sketches give more control over the modeling
process.
Component Sketches are placeholders for existing parts or for related items yet to be designed.

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Once Sketch is started, The Ribbon Bar displays prompts and options.
A Reference Plane must be selected. Or, a new reference plane must be defined as a 2D drawing plane.

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A pop down dialog box allow the selection of alternate

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planes for starting the sketch.

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Coincident Option starts a sketch on one of the
existing reference planes.

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A 2D drawing

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screen appears.

• The Draw toolbar


replaces the Main

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Edge of Side (Y-Z) plane


toolbar.

• The drawing
surface is now the
Front (X-Z) plane.

• The horizontal
line is the edge Edge of Top (X-Y) plane

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view of the Top
(X-Y) plane.

• The vertical line is

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the edge of the Side
(Y-Z) plane.

Draw menu items


may hve several op- 2D drawing surface = Front (X-Z) plane
tions selected from
pop down menus.

The first tutorial

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(chapter 1) intro-
duced the 2D draw-
ing process.

Exercise:

√ Start Solid Edge.


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√ Click Sketch.
√ Click the Front reference plane.

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Draw some shapes.
Explore the pop downs

Press ESC key to stop a command.

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When finished, click the RETURN button.

Exit Do not save the drawing.

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Draw Menu

Material Constraints Menu

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by editing lengths, angles,
diameter/radius, etc.

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Edit Menu
When items are connected,
changing one item may cause
another entity to change in an
unexpected or unwanted man-
ner.

Placing constraints on a 2D

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sketch helps to ensure
Engineering Intent.

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Constraining sketches is an important step in the design process. Many features may be changed as the design
evolves. Making sure the master sketch changes in a predictable manner is critical.

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Constraints are a combination of geometric (parallel, vertical, concentric, tangent, etc.) and dimensional lengths.
The first tutorial (chapter 1) introduced some of these ideas.

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Line command. Starting a line displays the Line Ribbon Bar.

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Color Type Thickness

Active
Line
Style
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Alignment Indicator
Many indicators will appear as a drawing is
created. These help to insure good geometry.

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A straight line was drawn then the arc toggle
was selected. The intent zone creates the arc
based on how the mouse moves out of the
Intent Zone

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intent zone.

Alignment indicators flash when horizon-


tal.vertical, extensions or other alignments
are sensed.

Indicators may be turned On/Off by clicking


Tools menu and clicking the selection but-

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tons.

Tools ... Intellisketch ... Relationships


Alignment Indicators

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toggles various geomentric indicators
On/Off toggles.
on/off.

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Distance Between
dimension option
was used to fix Point
point location.

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Other options for Line are Point
(used as a marker or place holder)
and Freesketch.

Freesketch. Hold left moude button


down and draw shape. Solid Edge
will create straight lines and arcs.

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√ Place smart dimensions to con-
strain the shape.

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Circle. Pop down provides options for drawing
circles and ellipses.

The circle ribbon bar provides options for color,


linetype and line thickness. Click either diameter or

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radius box to input size.

Tangent Circle
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A circle was placed at ran-
dom tangent to two lines.

The circle size may be set

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using the circle command or
by placing a
smart dimension.

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Arc.

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Three options are shown.
The arc ribbon bar gives slightly
different options for each arc type.

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Curve.

Click a series of points.

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A smooth curve is
drawn.

Curve has many set-

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tings and options.
Check Help for more
information.

Rectangle.

Quick method:
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Select Rectangle.
Hold down left
mouse button and
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sketch diagonal line.

Use
smart dimensions

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to set size.

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Constraining Sketches.

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Constraints help to insure that changes to a sketch behave in a predictable manner. Editing causes shapes to
change and parts often must be re-sized for weight, strength, appearance or other reasons. All of the changes
can result in some weird shapes unless constraints are in place to control the changes.

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Two types of constraints are used: Dimension Constraints and Geometric Constraints.

Dimension Constraints

Smart Dimensions are applied to individual elements.


A single pick will dimension a line, circle, etc.

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A pop down menu for other dimension types is shown.
Distance between and angle between relate two items.

Driving dimensions control a part feature.

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Driven dimensions are controlled by other dimen-
sions. Each type is a different color on the screen.

Geometric Constraints

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The geometric con-
straint icons are shown.

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Choosing and applying
constraints is a matter of
planning which elements
must remain fixed in
relation to other ele-
ments that are allowed to
change.

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Turns display of geometric icons
Off/On

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Aligning Geometry

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The rectange is centered
on the reference planes us-
ing connect constraint.

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(The first tutorial in chap-
ter 1 used horizontal and
vertical to do the same
thing).

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Connect the mid-point of
the horizontal line to the
vertical (Y-Z) plane.
Connect the mid point

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of the vertical line to the Changing the 2.000 and 3.000 dimensions will keep the rectangle centered.
horizontal (X-Y) plane.

A hexagon has been circumscribed


about a circle. We want to be able to
change the circle size and keep the

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hexagon shape.

Lines are connect constrained and


tangent constrained.

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Changing the circle size produces in an
unexpected result!

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What other constraints need to be added
to fix the problem?

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Editing 2D sketches.

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2D drawings are often constructed using basic shapes then editing the shapes to get the final forms.

Fillet is a rounded corner. Chamfer is a beveled corner.

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Offset may be one side or both sides.

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Sizes and locations may be fixed
by placing dimensions.

Objects may be moved or re-

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sized by changing the dimension
value.

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Move pop-down displays several related edit-
ing commands.

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Trim

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Inner circular arcs were

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removed using trim.

Extend will only work

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if there is a “stopper”
boundry.

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Extend would not work but
Trim would work.

Construction Lines

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Regular lines may be toggled to con-
struction line status (and back).

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Construction lines are not considered as
part of a profile sketch.

Using construction lines is a good way


to anchor geometry and locate circle
centers, etc.

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Grid and Grid Snap

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Placing a grid on the screen enables additional drawing accuracy controls. By setting a useful grid spacing and
toggling Snap To Grid, the start and end points of lines, centers of circles, etc. can be placed accurately.

Grid is very useful when an item must be placed relative to an existing point. Re-set the grid zero then mea-

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Grid settings dialog
Grid display On/Off

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On/Off with the
screen icon or use
Tools ...Grid

Grid Ribbon Bar


is shown. Snap to Grid
On/Off Set Grid 0,0 to new
Set Grid location

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to Origin

Grid Options Dialog Box

Sets major line spacing,


Minor spaces per major,
colors, etc.
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A typical decimal inch setting is shown.

Working with architectural layouts, a typi-

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cal setting might be:
Major = 1 foot
Minor = 12 (1 inch)

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Decimal inch grid setting

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shown.

Grid Snap enabled so start


and end points are on grid

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intersections.
Origin 0,0
X,Y locations may be set by
clicking left mouse button or
by keying in points.

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Re-Sizing the Grid Area

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√ Click the Select Tool

√ Click near the outside of the


grid.

√ Drag the grid to a new area.

A new ribbon bar for

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Grid Size Setting will appear
at the top of the screen.

An auto-resize option may be

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√ Start a new Part. Be sure to use More ... Normeng.par as the startup file

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√ Click Sketch
√ Pick the Front (X-Z) reference plane.
Refer back to this drawing for dimensions

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1. Set up a decimal inch grid as shown in the previous section. 1.000 inch major lines and 10 minor lines.
2. Draw the base of the part as shown.
Start Line at -2.000, 0.500 to -2.000, 0.000 to 3.000,0.000 to 3.000, 0.500
Re-size the grid if needed.

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3. Draw two circles with center at

X = 0.000, Y = 3.000
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The small circle is 1.000 diameter.

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( Ø symbol = diameter)

The large circle is .875 radius.


( R = radius)
Use the Tab Key to move the input
to radius in the circle ribbon bar.

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4. Draw a line straight down from the
side of the large circle.

Make sure the line is tangent to the


circle and is indicated vertical.

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5. Draw a short line across from
-2.000, 0.500

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6. Use the Trim Corner tool to close
the corner.

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7. Re-set the grid origin to the

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end of the line at 3.000, 0.000

Click the re-position origin


icon on the grid ribbon bar.

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Click the end if the line at
3.000,0.000.

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8. Draw the circle
at -0.620, 1.250
Key in the center location
in the X: and Y: boxes in the

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grid ribbon bar.
Point to the center location. Origin 0,0

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9. Draw line tanget to 2 circles
as shown.

Use tangent constraint to

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be sure line is tangent to both
circles.

10. Draw line from


0.000, 0.500 tangent to the bot-
tom of the right circle.

Save the drawing

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The bottom of the large circle and the upper side of the right circle.

The .500 radius at the left side of the drawing. (We could have used Fillet at step 6.)

Place dimensions on the sketch as shown. Use dimension constraints to correct any location errors.

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Be sure the center of the two circles is in vertical alignment with the Side (Y-Z) reference plane.

Save the drawing.

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13. Click the Return icon

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The sketch can be seen on the Front

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(X-Z) plane.

14. Click Protrusion

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15. Select the Front (X-Z) plane

16. Click Include


Just O.K the dialog box.
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that define the outline of the part.
A Include icon will appear on each
item.

Do NOT include the reference


planes.

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loop.

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18. Click RETURN and set the
depth of the part to 1.000

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19. Click Cutout

Select the Front


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Include
Just OK the
dialog box.

Include the 1.00


diameter center
circle.

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20. Click RETURN

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Click the Through Next option
in the cutout ribbon bar.
Use the mouse to point the cutout arrow to-
ward the back of the part.

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Save the model.

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fill in the dialog boxes. If not, just Cancel.

Making a drawing.

Be sure the part is saved


from the previous steps.

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21. Click New on the
File Menu.

Click the More Tab

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and select
Normeng.dft

A default drawing sheet


will show.

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22. At the bottlom of the screen, Right Click
the Sheet option.

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23. Click the Background Tab

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and select A-Sheet (8 1/2 x 11 size)

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24. Click the


Drawing View Wizard.
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Select the
ShaftSupport.par model from
the folder where you saved it.

25. Select
Front
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for the key view.

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26. The Front view is selected
by default.

Click TOP , RIGHT and


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Click Finish.
The drawing will fit at a scale
of 1:2 . Select that option be-
fore placing the views.

Click a view to move it on the


sheet.

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Place some dimensions as
shown.

Save and Print the drawing.

End of tutorial
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Problem 1.

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__ Layout the sketch in the Part Environment.

__ Dimension the sketch.

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__ Set up an “A” size sheet in the Draft Environment.

__ Place the views of the part as shown in the previous tutorial.

__Fill in the Title Block as shown. Use your name in the DR BY: box.

__Dimension the drawing.

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__ Save and Print the drawing.

Material Thickness = 1.000

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Problem 2.

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Create the sketch for the part
shown below.

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Follow the steps as shown in
Tutorial 1.

Create a drawing,

dimension save and print.

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Create sketch and model. Make a drawing as shown in Tutorial 1. Dimension, Save and Print.

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Problem 4.

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Do the “Modeling Parts with Sketches” tutorial. Make a drawing as shown in Tutorial 1.
Save and Print the model and the drawing.

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