Articles on ‘Assemblies’

Using reference planes with assembly relationships

3 September 2015, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Solid Edge, Tips

There are times when you want to create a specific position for cylindrical parts that have no flat faces. In this situation, you can use the part reference planes to align the parts. In this example, we will use a planar align, although a mate or angle relationship could be used. First, start by selecting

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Solid Edge ST8 – MSI Maintenance Pack 1 Announcement

1 September 2015, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Drafting, News, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge

Note: The Solid Edge ST8 Maintenance Pack format and process has changed PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Release Notes: Microsoft Installer (MSI) Maintenance Packs – Beginning with Solid Edge ST8, Maintenance Packs are delivered as and installed using Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology. Solid Edge MSI based Maintenance Packs are installed and tracked as Product Updates. • MSI Product

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Adding parts to an Exploded View

15 December 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Solid Edge

When you create an exploded view, the definition of how the parts are spread is saved in a display configuration. If the assembly is subsequently changed (new parts are added), then these will not appear in the configuration. The following method can be used to add these new parts into an existing exploded display configuration:

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Getting full depth welds

15 December 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Solid Edge, Tips, Welds

Have you ever wondered how to get your groove welds to extend to the full depth of a groove?           There are extra settings on the command bar that are not used by default, but are available for use when needed. Here’s how: Step 1: Start the Gr0ove weld command and

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Renaming Parts in a Solid Edge assembly: a How to

19 August 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Tips

Here are 3 methods you might use to achieve this. It’s important to note the first two methods will create new files, but not remove or delete the originals from Windows. 1,603 total views, no views today

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Solid Edge tip – Troubleshooting Part to Sheet Metal

18 July 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

Ever tried converting a Part file into a Sheet Metal file and run up against errors? Given up, gone back and remodelled the part as a Sheet Metal file from scratch (or just given up fullstop!)? If the answer to any of these questions is yes then check out this video. It contains some useful

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Solid Edge tip – Setting user defined rotate point

16 July 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Tips, Uncategorized

This video shows how to replace the default centre of rotation with a user defined one. This can be especially useful when either editing / creating components in context of an assembly or zoomed in on a large assembly and using the default centre of rotation spins target components off screen. 1,644 total views, no views

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Solid Edge tip – Bent and Flat

10 June 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Tips

Ever tried to add a bent and flat version of the same sheet metal file to an assembly, given up and created a second file to cope with this scenario? If the answer to this question is yes, or you are just interested in how Solid Edge can do it, click the link below to take

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Femap with NX Nastran’s Best Kept Secret

22 May 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Femap, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

It is a little known fact that Solid Edge and Femap can be coupled together to provide a complete modelling/FEA solution where the analysis model is connected to the design model in the CAD system. Solid Edge is a comprehensive 2D/3D CAD system for designing parts and assemblies.  Its strength is shown when model changes

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Solid Edge tip – Creating slots

8 May 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

This link – Slot and Path – takes you to a short video showing the latest functionality in Solid Edge for creating slots and how they can be utilized in assembly construction. The information supersedes our older post ‘Creating slots with symmetric offset’.   717 total views, no views today

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Using the Alt key in Solid Edge

24 April 2014, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Drafting, News, Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

At the risk of looking lazy (it is a very short working week after all), this weeks blog post is a link to the Siemens Solid Edge community blog. I read this article and just had to post it here too. There’s so much good information in it. Useful for so many, in so many

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Automatic creation of assembly relationships

13 November 2012, by Alan No Comments
Assemblies, Solid Edge, Tips

When you are working with an imported assembly, Solid Edge does a great job of creating all of the parts and placing them into the assembly, but all the parts will be grounded in place. This article will show how assembly relationships can be quickly applied to make it into a workable assemble. 589 total views,

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