2D and 3D Viewing Operations in Solid Edge

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Views are the way a part, profile, assembly, or drawing is displayed in a Solid Edge window. Just as you can use a camera to zoom in, zoom out, and pan the view you are looking at, you can use views to focus in on the area of a design or drawing you want to see.

For 3D part and assembly models, views give you even more flexibility. Just as you can move a camera above, below, and around real-world objects, you can create views of the part and assembly models from any orientation. And, in the same way that you can use several cameras at once to see real-world objects from several orientations, you can create several views to see the design space from several orientations.

View Manipulation in Solid Edge Environments

In any environment, you can do the following:

Set the zoom area to see more detail, or zoom out to see more of your part, profile, assembly, or drawing sheet

Pan the part, profile, assembly, or drawing sheet to reposition another part of it in the center of a view, fit all of it in a view, or identify the area you want to see

In the Part, Sheet Metal, Profile, and Assembly environments, you can also do the following:

Turn the display of reference planes on or off. In the Part and Sheet Metal environments, you can also turn the display of reference axes on or off

Apply saved view information from a named view

Improve the display accuracy of a view using the Sharpen command

Adjust the model display of shading, wireframe, and edges

In the Part, Sheet Metal, and Assembly environments, you can also do the following:

       Rotate views to any orientation using the Rotate command

       Apply styles that were created with the View Style dialog box

In the Assembly environment, you can also do the following:

       Display assemblies in the assembly colors or in the individual part colors

       Turn the display of parts outside of the active assembly on or off

       Zoom to a selected part

In the Draft environment, you can also do the following:

       Restore the previous view of the drawing sheet

       Turn the display of background sheets and working sheets on or off

View Transitions

You can use the View Transition option on the View tab of the Options dialog box in the Assembly, Part, and Sheet Metal environments to control how Solid Edge switches between view orientations. When you use this option to specify a transition speed, Solid Edge computes several intermediate frames between the first and second orientations based on the transition speed you select.  This creates the visual effect of flying through the model, which gives you a better understanding of the relationships between the view orientations.

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