Getting Started

Before getting into the detailed instructions for using the 2D Layout for 3D Design workbench, the following tutorial aims at giving you a feel of what you can do with the product. It provides a step-by-step scenario showing you how to use key functionalities. You just need to follow the instructions as you progress along.

The main tasks described in this section are the following:

Entering the 2D Layout for 3D Design Workbench
Starting the Preliminary Design of a Part
Completing the Preliminary Design in Another View
Creating the 3D Part


Before starting this scenario, you should be familiar with the basic commands common to all workbenches. These are described in the Infrastructure User's Guide.
All together, the tasks should take about 45 minutes to complete.
  • Setting the options in Tools > Options > Mechanical Design > Drafting is recommended to improve the software performance. For more information, refer to the Customizing Settings section.
  • For the purpose of this Getting Started, the color for the Dimensions driving 2D geometry option was set to green (instead of the default blue). You may leave the default color as is. However, if you want to customize it to replay this Getting Started in the same conditions, go to Tools > Options > Mechanical Design > Drafting > Dimension tab, and click the Types and colors... button in the Analysis Display Mode area. In the Types and colors dialog box, choose green for the Dimensions driving 2D geometry option, and then click Close. The driving dimensions you will subsequently create will then be displayed in green instead of blue.