Articles on ‘Parts’

Robust modelling

4 August 2016, by Alan No Comments
Parts, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

Back in the late 90’s Rick Mason was the guru when it came to Solid Edge and I was recently asked for Rick’s guidelines for robust modelling practice and thought it still useful and relevant to those users using feature based modelling (included below). This does also highlight to me the advances that Siemens have

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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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Changes to Material Library

15 December 2014, by Alan No Comments
Parts, Solid Edge, Tips

Solid Edge now supports multiple material libraries. You can import and export materials, edit materials, and add custom properties to existing materials. You apply a material to a part to define the material and mechanical properties. These properties are used when you calculate the physical properties for a part or assembly, place the part in

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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 – Text as geometry

7 July 2014, by Alan No Comments
Parts, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Tips

Since way back (Solid Edge v15 to be precise) you have been to create and edit text in a text editor. In some instances it is useful to be able to create or capture text as geometry. 723 total views, no views today

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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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Understanding Synchronous Technology (ST) Part 1

20 December 2012, by Alan 1 Comment
Parts, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

This video shows that using mixed mode modelling (ST and Ordered) can improve the ability of being able to modify faces. Having rounds of varying sizes on a face can make it hard for ST to manage geometry, but placing these rounds into ordered can leave faces free of “clutter” leaving ST free to do

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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. 637 total views, no views today

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Using live sections for groove positioning

26 October 2012, by Alan No Comments
Parts, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

In this example, we will create a semi-circular groove on the circumference of a 50mm diameter shaft by revolving a circle as a cutout. 743 total views, no views today

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