The advantages of designing in 3D are now very well documented and all seasoned Solid Edge users will have a good understanding the benefits these tools bring - Improved communication and visualisation, reduction in design errors, elimination of costly prototypes, faster and fewer design changes, reuse of intelligent information, accelerated downstream processes and much more. Having said all this there are still times when the ability to deal with and make use of 2D information is still very important. One scenario could be that we have new users transitioning from a legacy 2D system wishing to maintain existing 2D data in Solid Edge and then make use of built in tools to transition that 2D data into full 3D Solid Models. Another scenario could be where we have experienced 3D users looking to use 2D to assist in the 3D design process. This 2D data could come from suppliers, customers or even engineers in-house who are using the free 2D tools that Solid Edge provides. These methods of working are called hybrid 2D/3D and Solid Edge has market leading capabilities in this area. This Solid Edge video tutorial will focus on how 2D data can be imported and used.
The above is a short overview of the Solid Edge tutorial Working with 2D Data.
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