RANT: E-drawing - Communication Standard - I don't think so

Hi everyone,
Why is it SW keeps going on about E-drawings being the industry standard for communication - yet I still have text bleeding off my
titleblock after I convert them to edrawings?
I don't trust a document format that can't produce standard WYSIWYG such as PDF.
This has been going on for years without any improvements. Note - I use PDF as the "hard copy". Its just the PDM system I am using allows for the built in E-drawing viewer. Of course the first thing I did was zoom into the title block to try and read the material.
Finding a mess of text walking all over each other set me off.....
Meds should be kicking in at any moment....
There.... I feel better all ready.
Have a great weekend people......
Len
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Yup, I was a bit disappointed when my beauitfully animated Exploded View of my assembly didn't view the same in Edrawings. I had it arranged so that everything flew in from off the screen to show the assembly steps required to put this machine together. The edrawings simply zooms extents when the Explode button is clicked, not at all what I wanted. I was able to create an AVI of the assembly Exploding, but that's just another file to keep up with...
Happy Friday...
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I have not tested this yet but if it is anything like the physical simulation recordings you can turn on animator addin & then use the wizard to import the physical simulation steps into keyframes -- at that point you can export the edrawing & the animation steps should be able to be "played" in the edrawing. It seems like the same should be available to do with explode steps -- however , again, I have not tried it yet.
Hope that helps Steve Tietz

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The biggest issue I have with e-drawing is the print out quality. When you print them out to the printer, the quality is lacking and scaling is all messed up. Therefore, I refuse to give this stuff to my customers and just stick with using pdf's.
e-drawings are fun if you like to watch twirly stuff on the monitor, but once you get past that, it's still got a lot of issues that prevent me from being able to use it.
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