Articles on ‘Synchronous Technology’

Next Generation Design has arrived!

15 February 2018, by Alan No Comments
Generative design, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

Generative Design seems to be the new buzz-word and is touted to be the technology that is going to change the engineering world, but what is it and is it enough on its own? In the past, designers have worked hard to optimise designs, reducing weight to make their products lighter and less costly to make.

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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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Challenges faced by switching CAD software

18 February 2016, by Alan No Comments
News, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

I recently read an article by a CAD vendor highlighting the main reasons it is hard to switch from one CAD system to another and how they can overcome these. The number one issue they gave was Legacy Data: “As of now, there is still no automatic way to translate files from one major CAD

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How can I work ‘smarter’ in Solid Edge?

4 August 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
News, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

New to Solid Edge or an experienced ‘Super User’? Even if you’ve been using 3D CAD for years it’s never too late to pick up good or better habits. Something which would almost certainly help you achieve this is the implementation of something called Resilient Modelling. If you’ve not heard the term before (and I

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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 – Auto create sketch constraints

20 June 2014, by Alan No Comments
Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology, Tips

Dragging keypoints over one another automatically creates Connect relationships in sketch geometry. This function was bought in (under the radar) in ST6, but it only works in Ordered sketches/profiles. However in ST7 it works on both Ordered and Synchronous sketch elements. 654 total views, 1 views today

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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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“CAD will be changed forever” by Synchronous Technology

9 April 2014, by Andrew Ecker No Comments
News, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

In this video Solid Edge customers and Siemens staff discuss the benefits of Synchronous Technology including dramatic efficiency gains. 675 total views, no views today

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Femap and Solid Edge Simulation

6 March 2014, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Solid Edge, Synchronous Technology

One of the questions many design/engineering organisations face is whether to invest in CAD-embedded FEA or go for standalone general purpose FEA like Femap with NX Nastran.  Each has its merits, and in this post we outline why either or both would be the right choice. 1,828 total views, 1 views today

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Femap v11 released – watch the new feature videos

20 January 2013, by Alan No Comments
Femap, Synchronous Technology

Femap version 11 from Siemens PLM Software is the latest release of the robust finite element modeling pre- and post-processor for engineering simulation and analysis. Femap works in combination with a wide variety of finite element analysis solvers, including the industry-leading NX Nastran application, also from Siemens PLM Software. 666 total views, no views today

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