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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Drafting Shortcut & Symbol for I-DEAS for better Productivity

I know that I-DEAS software have not any future and any further development was stopped, but if you are a regular or ex user of this master software then there are some useful tips for you.

There are the Drafting Shortcut & Symbol for I-DEAS software. These can be used as Tips for better or fast working or you can say if you have knowledge of these shortcuts you can finish your task in a very productive way. So try them if you are a regular user of I-DEAS.


Using Special Symbols

You can use special symbols in your drawing, including Greek symbols, international characters, and special numbers. Most of these are generated by preceding a keyboard entry with "@" , which is defined as a special character flag.

When your cursor is in an alphanumeric field, there are three predefined keys that don't require an "@" symbol for access:

\ (the "backslash" character) displays as a plus/minus sign (also jumps fields)

| (the "pipe" character) displays as a diametral (Ø)

' (the "backquote" character) displays as a degree (°)

The following figure shows, on the right side of each key, the Simplex font special symbols
available:



The following figure shows, on the right side of each key, the Greek font special symbols available:

Note: IGES 1001, IGES 1002, and IGES 1003 text fonts don't support these special symbols.

Using the @ Symbol

To use the special symbols, enter @ before pressing the special symbol. @ initiates the special symbol keyboard.

Note: You can use Shift-F7 to produce the @ symbol.

For example, to use the Greek letter mu, press @ (or Shift-F7) and then 2. The @2 text string appears in the prompt area, but the symbol mu appears on the drawing.

To use a symbol on the top, right of a key, press @, the Shift key, and then the symbol. The @ symbol is not used with the predefined keys unless you want them to appear in their original form. To use the @ in a string rather than initiate a special symbol, enter @@.

@ and backslash symbols work as follows:

  • if you type "\" you get "±"
  • if you type "@ \" you get \
  • if you type "@@" you get "@"
  • if you type "@@ \" you get "@±"

Special Usage Note for German and Swedish Characters

German and Swedish umlauts and the German estset character display correctly when they're constructed using @ combinations. However, when they're input directly with keyboard mapping, they will only display correctly if the following X default setting exists in the .SDRC_IDEAS file:

Main*allow_umlauts: FALSE

IGES Fonts for CADAM-Read Mapping

Most I-DEAS Drafting text fonts can be mapped to the CADAM special characters. The text fonts covered are:

  • IGES 1001
  • IGES 1002
  • IGES 1003

IGES 1001 Text Font

This keyboard layout shows the standard characters and symbols associated with the IGES 1001 text font. All lowercase alphabetic characters will be printed as something else. For example, a lowercase r is printed as a concentricity symbol:



IGES 1002 Text Font

This keyboard layout shows the standard characters and symbols associated with the IGES 1002 text font. All lowercase alphabetic characters will be printed as something else. For example, a lowercase r is printed as a right arrow:

IGES 1003 Text Font

This keyboard layout shows the standard characters and symbols associated with the IGES 1003 text font. All lowercase alphabetic characters will be printed as something else. For example, a lowercase r is printed as a concentricity symbol:


Hope that this will be helpful to existing and new users of I-DEAS. software.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to get I-DEAS NX6 M2
to work with WIN7 x64. Everything seems to be correct in my installation regarding licenses, orbix,SFAM, resource locking,server running etc etc. I check the log files and find no errors. However, about half of the graphical user interface loads and then an I-DEAS ERROR pops up: "INTERNAL SECURITY ERROR -8" The program still seems as if it wants to load - but it is crippled and useless and will not work at all.

Is this the curse of a new OS or did I miss something when I installed? Is there a work around?

GMAC says on their website that I-DEAS NX6 is good to run on Vista64. So I was hoping that it would work with WIN7 64 too.

CAD Help Center said...

Hi Anonymous,

as you tried that I-DEAS NX 6 is fine in installation and server configuration, but there is problem in running.

So tell me clear that what do you mean by I-DEAS NX 6?

1.Because I have worked on I-DEAS NX 12, so why are you still working on NX 6?

2. If you are using Unigraphics NX 6 then its working fine in windows 7 x64 bit.

you can check this on below link:

http://cadhelpcenter.blogspot.com/2009/08/install-ug-nx-6-x32-bit-in-windows-7.html

If you are using I-DEAS NX 6 then I think that this will not work in Windows 7 in both platform (x32 bit and x64 bit)

hope that your problem will be solved.
if not then give me more details of problem like:

1. snapshot of I-DEAS about.
2. snapshot of error.

have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

I am having the same problem with I-Deas NX 6 on windowd 7. Has someone managed to install it and use it?

Anonymous said...

I have same problem that internal security error: -42, after installation of i-deas12NX in windows 7 (x64)
Please help me

Anonymous said...

I have same problem that internal security error: -42, after installation of i-deas12NX in windows 7 (x64)
Please help me

Anonymous said...

I have same problem that internal security error: -42, after installation of i-deas12NX in windows 7 (x64)
Please help me

Anonymous said...

I have installed nx ideas v6. when i try to open the software,it s showing
internal security error: -8.can anyone tell me how to solve this problem?

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