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drawing from sketches

Supersayukin

New member
does anyone know if its possible to create a drawing without a
part? I mean like floorplans and more civil
engineering drawings ? I have tried by first creating a sketch
but later I could not open a sketch in a drawing.
 

jrobi

New member
you can do 2d "sketchs"/drawings using the lines, circles, etc, in drawing mode. make a new drawing, without a model in session, and you are good to go. If you have models in session, just go in to the drawing options and delete the model . Hope that helps.
 

Supersayukin

New member
tHANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE.. BUT STILL.. I TRIED TO DO IT LIKE THAT AND I
CANNOT USE TOOLS SUCH AS DIMENTIONING, COPYING AND MANY OTHER SKETCHING
TOOLS,



DOES ANYONE KNOW IF THERE IS A WAY TO IMPORT A SKETCH FROM A DRAWING? OR CREATE A DRAWING UTILIZING ALL THE SKETCHING TOOLS?
 

TrailBarge

New member
Well, I suppose it is always possible to use a model.



Take your sketch and extrude it with some improbably small thickness,
say 1" on a 100' x 50' bldg. Then you can use your relations and
sketches and all the other power of pro/e that I miss so much now that
I'm stuck in AutoCR*P hell.





N.B.: You might have to fiddle with thickness and global accuracy to keep pro from complaining every other regen.



G'luck

Paul P.
 

dr_gallup

Moderator
Just make sketched datum curves or cosmetic features. Then you have a parametric model without solid geometry. But really, if all you want are 2D floorplans, etc., Pro/E is not the best tool for the job.
 

Sian Millett

New member
Thereis some hidden drawing functionality left over from the 2001 days.


Add the following lineto your config.pro


mapkey sketch #DONE/RETURN;#CREATE;#SKETCH;


Run the mapkey within your drawing and a new menu will appear on the right. There's quitea lot of stuff in here that you don't seem to be able to do with the new parametric style drawing tools.


The>construction >offset command is particulalry useful.



Edited by: Sian Millett
 

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