Articles on ‘Sheet Metal’

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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Sheet Metal cable ties

23 February 2015, by Alan No Comments
Sheet Metal, Solid Edge

These are common features in sheet metal enclosures, but did you know that they can be created with a single feature in Solid Edge? To make the cable tie, select the Bead command and open the Bead options. Select the “U-Shaped” cross section and set the height for the cable tie. The width listed 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 – 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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Different Sheet Metal characteristics for different materials

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

Introduced in Solid Edge ST4 was the ability to have unique sets of gages for different materials. This is useful as the material thickness, bend radii etc… for 10 gage steel are not the same as they are for 10 gage aluminum. Clicking the check box on the Gage tab in the Material table (see

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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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Solid Edge Tip: Logical Flat Pattern

15 April 2014, by Alan No Comments
Sheet Metal, Solid Edge, Tips

Logical Flat Pattern. When creating a flat pattern of a Sheet Metal part in Solid Edge it really helps to follow (and understand) the Prompt bar to get a result which visually makes sense. It also helps to do this so you have a better understanding of how the model will display when you come

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Case Study: AMF Canada

2 April 2014, by Alan No Comments
Case Studies, Sheet Metal, Solid Edge

AMF Canada designs and manufactures the complete line of baking equipment from mixers and make-up equipment to slicers, baggers and post-packaging solutions as well as washing machines for the bottle industry. 689 total views, no views today

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