Articles on ‘Drafting’

How to Set a Different View from Front as the Default View When Creating a Draft

14 December 2015, by Caitlin Pope No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

With a .par open, select Application button -> New -> “Drawing of Active Model” to create a drawing from the model: Make sure that “Run Drawing View Creation Wizard” is checked and select “OK”: Do not place the view yet and in the View Wizard toolbar select “View Wizard – Drawing View Layout”:   Change the

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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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Understanding Templates and Styles

9 June 2015, by Alan No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Templates When you install Solid Edge, a number of template files are installed into the C:/Program Files/Solid Edge ST7/Template folders (split into sub-folders to define the drawing standards). Each folder will contain five files that cover the five different environments – Part, Sheet Metal, Assembly, Weldment and Draft. These files hold the pre-configured layout and

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Customising Solid Edge

25 March 2015, by Alan No Comments
Drafting, Macros, Programming, Solid Edge, Tips

There are some tasks in using a CAD program that are repetitive or commonly used and you think “why can’t this be simplified?”. Generally these revolve around sketching or draughting functions and these are just the sort of things that can be easily programmed using visual basic. Solid Edge delivers a number of sample macros with

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Solid Edge Draft: Centre of mass symbol

8 September 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Ever had to place a Centre of mass on a drawing view? New in Solid Edge ST7 is a Centre of mass symbol. The video shows how this is done.

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Solid Edge ST7 Parts List enhancement

5 September 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips, Uncategorized

Siemens have added a couple of view enhancements to the Parts list in ST7. 1,369 total views, no views today

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Solid Edge Tip – Directional Fence Selection

21 May 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Introduced in ST6, the Directional Fence selection method is the default setting when picking objects in Draft and ordered Part sketches. What does it do? Can I restore the pre-ST6 default? This is what it does Dragging from left to right selects only geometry completely inside the fence as shown below. Dragging from right to

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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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Solid Edge Tip: Selecting in Draft or Solid Edge 2D

15 April 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Solid Edge Drafting and Solid Edge 2D Tip – Can’t Select stuff ? Ever had the situation where you can’t select something in Solid Edge Draft / Solid Edge 2D window ? 611 total views, no views today

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Solid Edge Tips: March

24 March 2014, by Alan No Comments
Drafting, Solid Edge, Tips

Each month we endeavour to add some Solid Edge Tips to our site to keep you up-to-date with new features and items you may have missed. Here are our Tips for March: 649 total views, no views today

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FREE Solid Edge 2D Drafting

10 January 2013, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
Drafting, News, Solid Edge

Solid Edge 2D Drafting offers an immediate advantage with production-proven capabilities including innovative parametric drafting tools, drawing layout, Goal Seeking, diagramming, and dimensioning.  It is fully compliant with ISO, ANSI, DIN and JIS , and it’s absolutely FREE to download and use. Solid Edge 2D Drafting eases the transition from 2D AutoCAD with import wizards,

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Convert 2D/3D data to Linked Solid Edge files

5 November 2012, by Alan No Comments
Drafting, Parts, Synchronous Technology, Tips

This video shows how to take existing imported 3D data and link it to the corresponding 2D (dwg) data to end up with editable parts that update the draft files. 608 total views, no views today

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