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Solid Edge 2D Drafting
Frequently asked questions
Siemens PLM Software
Download and licensing questions I am having trouble downloading Solid Edge 2D Drafting from the web site.
The download is 230MB.You should not attempt the download without a broadband internet connection. It is unlikely that the download will be successful on a dial up internet connection. If you have a broadband connection, but the download is still failing, using a “download manager” may help.There are many available for free – just Google “free download manager” and choose the one that looks best to you.Then, retry your download.
I finished the download of the Solid Edge 2D Drafting software, but SE2DDraft.exe either does not run at all or I get an error.
Most likely the download did not finish or did not download properly.This can sometimes happen with large files. Usually, using a “download manager” will fix this problem.There are many available for free – just Google “free download manager” and choose the one that looks best to you.Then, retry your download.
When I run Solid Edge 2D Drafting, I get a screen stating; “You Need a License File”.
Solid Edge® 2D Drafting software is a free product, but you must have a license to use it. If you get a window stating that you need a license, then the software is properly installed. However, you need a license that will allow the software to run. One of the following solutions should help you install the license properly and allow the software to run. 1. If you registered for the software but you did NOT receive an email with an attachment ‘SELicense.txt’: • You may have failed to provide a valid email address when you registered. In this case, you will not receive the email with the license and you will be unable to run the software.To resolve this, you can register again and provide a valid email address. • If you did provide a valid email address but did not receive the email or the attachment in the email, you can request a license by contacting Siemens PLM Software, as explained at the end of this document. 2. If you registered for the software and you did receive an email with instructions and the ‘SELicense.txt’ attachment, please read the following carefully. • Do not open the SELicense.txt file attached to the email. Unintentional changes will prevent Solid Edge from running properly. • Make sure that you renamed the file to “SELicense.dat”. If you did not rename it, the software will not be able to find it, and the product will not run.
I get the following Solid Edge License Check error when I try to run Solid Edge 2D Drafting. . When you see this error.dat file in the proper folder.txt file and rename the file to SELicense. Rename the file to ‘SELicense’.dat. Notice that in the Type column it shows the file type as DAT file.dat’s after SELicense. you have put the license in the incorrect folder.dat’ after SELicense.dat file into the ‘Program’ folder under the ‘Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder’.The file needs to be put in the ‘C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting\Program’ folder.That is two ‘.) The proper location is shown in the image below: If you navigate to C:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2D Drafting (did not go all the way to the Program folder) and you see a file in this folder named SELicense. See the following image.FAQ • Ensure that you put the SELicense.This is shown in the following image.That is one ’. you most likely have a problem with the license filename.The filename may actually be SELicense.dat. the display of the filename may have the .dat. (Notice that there is a folder named ‘Program’ under the Solid Edge 2D Drafting folder.This is where the license must go for Solid Edge 2D Drafting to run properly. You should get a message asking if you want to overwrite the existing file.This is because the filename is now SELicense.You received instructions instructing you to save the SELicense. To correct the problem. The problem you may have is that after you rename the file.dat. drag and drop the SELicense. Click on ‘Yes’ to overwrite the existing file. If you have put it in the wrong place.This should correct your license problem and the software should now run properly.dat.dat extension stripped.Windows Explorer is doing this in the list display.You will notice that the file type in the TYPE column is still DAT file as shown in the following image.
It is suggested that you have a fast internet connection to download the product.With the associativity turned on.The size of the downloaded executable is about 250MB. How long does it take to download Solid Edge 2D Drafting from the download web page? The download time is dependant on your internet connection speed.When the executable is run you will need an additional 250MB of temporary space for installation and the installed product size is about 600MB. See the following image. . How much disk space do I need to download and install Solid Edge 2D Drafting? Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a self extracting executable that you download. Does Solid Edge 2D Drafting use associative geometry and dimensions? Solid Edge 2D Drafting is fully associative. Ensure that there is a check mark beside Maintain Relationships.To turn on the associativity.The drawing does not fall apart when modifying the geometry.The associativity can be turned on and off. making changes to geometry and dimensions will modify connected dimensions and geometry accordingly. Solid Edge 2D Drafting is downloaded as a self extracting executable and is about 250MB in size.FAQ General questions What is Solid Edge 2D Drafting? Solid Edge 2D Drafting is a full functioning and fully associative 2D Drafting software package created by Siemens PLM Software – Solid Edge. click on Maintain Relationships from the Tools menu.
Can I open the files they send to me and can I see all the geometry? Solid Edge 2D Drafting has been designed with collaboration in mind.3-1949 (R1999).The image shows a simple drawing created from a 3D model in Solid Edge Draft and opened in Solid Edge 2D Drafting.Y32.9-1972. you can send the files back to the provider where they can open the same file to see your changes. . Someone has asked me to download Solid Edge 2D Drafting so they can send drawings they create with the Solid Edge Drafting software. mechanical (fluid power) and piping purposes. IEEE 91/91a-1991.When there no translation is required.You can open the drawings they produce from 3D models with the Solid Edge drafting software.2. IEC 617.ANSI Y32.FAQ I create schematic drawings.These symbols are delivered as blocks in the ‘Sample block’ folder under the Solid Edge 2D Drafting program folder.dft) files. Solid Edge 2D Drafting also provides a smart connector object that allows you to easily draw the paths between the blocks you place on the drawing.You can open the files and perform the same 2D geometry creation as you do with the files you create initially in Solid Edge 2D Drafting.You may receive information from a company that uses Solid Edge for 3D design and drawing creation.These blocks adhere to common standards such as IEEE 315-1975 (R1993).ANSI Y32.You can also open the draft files and print the drawings easily. Solid Edge and Solid Edge 2D Drafting use the same file format for the draft (. IEC 117.2.10-1967 (R1994). This is far superior to receiving translated files.4-1949 (R1998) and Y32. Does Solid Edge 2D Drafting provide a library of schematic symbols I can use to produce these drawings? Solid Edge 2D Drafting comes equipped with hundreds of standard symbols for creating schematic drawings for electrical.This sample block library is one of the most comprehensive set of schematic blocks you will find. there is no risk of loss of data because of translating the files from one file format to another file format. Once you have made modifications to the files.
This adds 2D Model into the sheet tab tray at the bottom of the application.To get to the 2D Model environment in Solid Edge 2D Drafting. See the following image. layers and styles. Icons on buttons and commands are similar to AutoCAD.This will run the tutorial. This displays the Solid Edge tutorials dialog.You can then return to this dialog and run another tutorial.The topic is circled in the image.There are many other terms you will already be familiar with such as blocks. Select 2D Model.Also. Follow through the steps in the tutorial. See the following image. Click on ‘Creating 2D Drawings with Solid Edge’ under the Draft Tutorials. How difficult is Solid Edge 2D Drafting to learn? Solid Edge 2D Drafting is very easy to learn.This is much the same as the Model environment in AutoCAD. click on 2D Model Sheet in the View menu. One example is the use of the 2D Model environment.With Solid Edge 2D Drafting running. as an AutoCAD user you will find terms and functionality that is familiar to you. Solid Edge 2D Drafting uses Sheets for the drawings.FAQ Are there any exercises I can work through to help me get started using Solid Edge 2D Drafting? Solid Edge 2D Drafting has simple tutorials that help a new user quickly get started using the product. Where AutoCAD uses Layouts. . Questions from AutoCAD users I am an AutoCAD user. click on ‘View all Solid Edge tutorials’.
AutoCAD FILES (. See the following image. Where can I get more information about using Solid Edge 2D Drafting in terms I can understand? Solid Edge 2D Drafting has excellent help topics specifically designed for you the AutoCAD user.With Solid Edge 2D Drafting running. Options can be set with the AutoCAD to Solid Edge Translation Wizard which control how the AutoCAD file is opened in Solid Edge 2D Drafting.DXF) can be opened by selecting the file in the Open File dialog.FAQ I currently use AutoCAD. Read through the help topics for valuable information about getting started using Solid Edge 2D Drafting. Open file dialog AutoCAD to Solid Edge translation Wizard .DWG and . click on ‘Solid Edge 2D Drafting Help’ from the Help menu. Solid Edge 2D Drafting help Can I open my existing AutoCAD files in Solid Edge 2D Drafting? Solid Edge 2d Drafting has a built in AutoCAD translator.
Use AutoCAD blocks directly in Solid Edge 2D Drafting How can I set up Solid Edge 2D Drafting to display more like AutoCAD? Solid Edge 2D Drafting can be easily configured to display more like AutoCAD.This sets up the environment display. Once you have selected the correct block. See the following images. Most likely the draft template you used to create the current draft file has standard Solid Edge object colors. the image below the name will change to display the AutoCAD block selected. most of the objects disappeared.Then drag and drop the AutoCAD block into the Draft file.The AutoCAD block will be placed in the draft file at the drop location. First. the AutoCAD file Drawing1. If you want to change back to the standard Solid Edge 2D Drafting display.DXF) file in the Solid Edge 2D Drafting Edge Bar. If you want to operate in this mode.AutoCAD uses a black background by default. In this image. Solid Edge 2D Drafting has options built in so that the display very closely resembles AutoCAD. Close the current file and create a new draft file using by clicking on New from the File menu. change the Color Scheme back to Solid Edge Default. On this tab change the Color Scheme to AutoCAD Model. Notice that the colors change in the preview.dwg has been selected. there are a couple of simple things you need to do. Now the colors are set to the AutoCAD type colors. All you have to do is select the block library (. Can I use my existing block libraries in Solid Edge 2D Drafting? AutoCAD blocks and block libraries can be used directly in Solid Edge. click on Options from the Tools menu and click on the Color tab on the Options dialog. Tools-optionscolor tab Second.FAQ I have many libraries of blocks I have created in AutoCAD.There are four blocks in this file. When you changed the background display.DWG or . drag and drop the AutoCAD block into the draft file. Solid Edge 2D Drafting uses a white background by default. you need to set up the object display for AutoCAD looking objects. .When you click on the block names. This should be done on both the working sheet (Sheet1) ad the 2D Model sheet.
dft’ and click the OK button. See the following image.DXF) in Solid Edge 2D Drafting I cannot easily see all the geometry. . Solid Edge 2D Drafting has options built in so that the display very closely resembles AutoCAD.There will be draft templates you can use to create draft files that display properly on black backgrounds. Solid Edge 2D Drafting configured for AutoCAD like display When I open an AutoCAD file (. If you want to operate in this mode.These template files have ‘black_background’ in their names. Click on ‘Normeng_black_background. The following is an image of an AutoCAD file opened in Solid Edge 2D Drafting. It uses all the default Solid Edge 2D Drafting display settings. there are a couple of simple things you need to do. New file dialog Now when you place geometry. Solid Edge 2D Drafting uses a white background by default.AutoCAD uses a black background by default.FAQ Click on the ‘More’ tab in the ‘New’ file dialog. What can I do to see all the geometry? Solid Edge 2D Drafting can be easily configured to display more like AutoCAD.DWG or . it will look more like the AutoCAD display. Notice that the original AutoCAD colors are not easily seen on the default Solid Edge 2D Drafting white background.
Double click on the ‘More’ folder in the file list. Change the template by clicking on the ‘Browse’ button. Next. Change the File Name from ‘seacad. Notice that the Solid Edge template has changed to the file you selected. click the AutoCAD file you wish to open in the Open File dialog.This will present an ‘Open’ dialog.You may get a warning stating that you cannot overwrite the default Configuration file. click on the ‘Open’ button on the Open File dialog. Click on the ‘Finish’ button. Click on the ‘Finish’ button at the bottom right hand of the dialog. you need to use a draft template that is specifically created for the translation of the AutoCAD (.dft’ as the template file as shown in the following image.ini’ and click on the ‘Save’ button. Click on the ‘Open’ button at the bottom right hand side of the dialog. first see the Q&A topic ‘How can I set up Solid Edge 2D Drafting to look more like AutoCAD?’.With the AutoCAD file still selected.This will present the dialog shown in the following image. Click on the ‘Next’ button at the bottom of the dialog.DFT is the Solid Edge template currently used to translate the AutoCAD file.DXF) files. Notice that normal. This will open the AutoCAD to Solid Edge Translation Wizard.To use one of these templates when opening an AutoCAD file. Click on the ‘Create a new configuration file’ radio button and then click on the ‘Copy To’ button. Click on ‘Normeng_black_ background.This topic will help you configure the display of Solid Edge 2D Drafting for an AutoCAD appearance. Click on ‘OK’.DWG or . .FAQ To configure Solid Edge 2D Drafting. Click on the Options button at the bottom of the Open File dialog.You have just created your own custom configuration for translating your AutoCAD files.ini’ to ‘seacad2.These templates are provided with Solid Edge 2D Drafting.
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