How To set up Solid Edge 2D Drafting to display more like AutoCAD?

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Solid Edge 2D Drafting can be easily configured to display more like AutoCAD. AutoCAD uses a black background by default. Solid Edge 2D Drafting uses a white background by default. Solid Edge 2D Drafting has options built in so that
the display very closely resembles AutoCAD. If you want to operate in this mode, there are a couple of simple things you need to do.

First, click on Options from the Tools menu and click on the Color tab on the Options dialog. On this tab change the Color Scheme to AutoCAD Model. Notice that the colors change in the preview. See the following images. This should be done on both the working sheet ad the 2D Model sheet. Now the colors are set to the AutoCAD type colors. This sets up the environment display. If you want to change back to the standard Solid Edge 2D Drafting display, change the Color Scheme back to Solid Edge Default.


Second, you need to set up the object display for AutoCAD looking objects. When you changed the background display, most of the objects disappeared. Most likely the draft template you used to create the current draft file has standard Solid Edge object colors. Close the current file and create a new draft file using by clicking on New from the File menu. Tools-optionscolor tab

Click on the ‘More’ tab in the ‘New’ file dialog. There will be draft templates you can use to create draft files that display properly on black backgrounds. These template files have ‘black_background’ in their names. Click on ‘Normeng_black_background.dft’ and click the OK button.

Now when you place geometry, it will look more like the
AutoCAD display. See the following image.


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