||This task shows you how to
generate a 2-D drawing from a 3-D document.
||Piping parts are used in this
task. The procedure is the same for all types of parts.
Before you can
use this process, you need to set Options as follows:
From the menu bar, select Tools - Options - Mechanical Design -
Select the Administration tab and uncheck the option
Generative View Style.
||If you want your dimensions on
the 2-D representation of the heavy bendables to be associative with the
3-D heavy bendable, create Polyline type heavy bendables using the PRM
setting BendablePolyline. To enable the Polyline option, enter
the value 1 in the Location field.
For more information, see List of PRM
Resources and Flags.
||Open the 3-D document from which
you want to generate a drawing.
||From the menu bar, click
Start - Mechanical Design - Drafting.
Either of two dialog boxes display, depending on the type of parts used
in your 3-D document.
- If the New Drawing Creation dialog
box displays, select the Empty Sheet layout and
- If the New Drawing dialog box displays, click
A new drawing window opens.
||Click Window - Tile
Vertically to view both the 2-D and 3-D documents.
||Click the Front View
||Front View is used for the sample
images in this task. Select a view command that allows you to best
manipulate and view your document.
Generative View Style dialog box displays. If it is not already
selected, select the XML file that contains the settings you want to use
to generate your drawing.
||You can select one or more objects
in the document, and the generated drawing will include only these
If you do not select an object, the entire document will be used to
generate the drawing.
||Before you define a plane, you
can point to a part in the 3-D document and see a preview of the 2-D
orientation in the Oriented Preview box.
If you have a run
displayed in your document, it may interfere with the following steps. You
can display a run as Line/Curve section, or hide it to more conveniently
complete these steps.
||Define a plane by clicking the
flat face of a part, or by selecting a plane from the specifications tree.
A full preview displays in your 2-D drawing.
You can use the manipulator
to change the view.
||Click anywhere in the 2-D document
to generate the 2-D image. The image below was made after specifying the
Single graphic representation in the XML file.
||The following image shows a Double
graphic representation (as specified in the XML file).
||You can update your 3-D document
and view the changes in the 2-D image.
After updating your 3-D document,
click the Update Current Sheet button
in the 2-D
You see the changes reflected in the 2-D drawing.
||When updating a spool or a group
type object, the Update Current Sheet button is unavailable.
You cannot view changes in the 2-D image.
To view changes in the 2-D image, do the following:
||After updating the spool,
right-click on the spool in the specifications tree.
Select Hide/Show from the drop-down menu.
Make the 2-D window active, and the Update Current Sheet
button is available.
Click the Update Current Sheet button in the 2-D image. You
see the change reflected in the 2-D drawing.
||You can get more information on
manipulating 2-D drawings in Drafting documentation.