Solid Edge Tips

Solid Edge Tip: Using Live Sections

This Tech Tip looks at the Live Section command and how you can use it to better visualise and drive models. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Using Solid Edge custom properties in fast search

This Tech Tip looks at using custom file properties in the Solid Edge built-in data management. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Dimensioning tips

This Tech Tip looks at some of the not-so-common functions in the Solid Edge dimensioning tools. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: SmartSelect

This Tech Tip looks at the SmartSelect tool in Draft that allows you to quickly select multiple elements by type, colour or layer. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Part Rotation

This Tech Tip looks at how to choose the point of rotation for a part or an assembly. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Simulation options for determining sound design

This Tech Tip looks at the different analysis options in Solid Edge Simulation. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: The Solid Edge support process

This Tech Tip shows what to do when you have problems with Solid Edge and how you can keep track of your GTAC support calls. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Troubleshooting built-in Data Management where used (Solid Edge fast search)

This Tech Tip shows the steps to check if Solid Edge properties are exposed to Windows indexing or not. This also explains if files are indexed correctly or not. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Creating a common material library for all Solid Edge users

This Tech Tip looks at the easiest way to make a single material library for all Solid Edge users. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: ST 9 Built-In Data Management

This Tech Tip looks at the new Data Management capabilities built in to Solid Edge ST9. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Allow all Columns to have Vertical Cell Merging Enabled

This Tech Tip looks at how to enable merging of vertical cells in all columns of a table. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Wrapping Sketches on Non-Plana faces

This tech tip looks at what type of surfaces work with Wrap Sketch and the required inputs to make the command work properly. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Placing Keyshot Labels across Different Materials

This tech tip shows you how to place labels on to your models when creating your Keyshot renderings to give it the final
touch. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Spiral Curve Command Added to ST9

This Tech Tip looks at the new addition to Solid Edge ST9; the new ability to create spiral curves.
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Solid Edge Tip: Configuring Solid Edge Floating licence

This Tech Tip looks at the steps required to get configure a Solid Edge floating licence. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Drawing View Caption

This Tech Tip looks at changing text properties in a drawing view. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Femap 11.3 – Part 2

This Tech Tip looks some more of the new features and things to look out for in Femap 11.3. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Femap 11.3 – Part 1

This Tech Tip looks some of the new features introduced in Femap 11.3 Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Placing Jogs into Dimension Lines

This Tech Tip looks at how to add a jog into a dimension line to make the view more visable. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Working with styles

This Tech Tip looks at using styles in Solid Edge so that you can set standards within your organisation.  Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: How to create a weld bead as a separate part file

This Tech Tip will look at how to build your weld beads in separate part files, rather than converting the assembly to a weldment assembly.  Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: How to re-define links of Solid Edge parts in an assembly

This Tech Tip will look at how to re-define broken links of parts within an assembly that have been moved
from one network drive to another and the embedded links do not find the new location.  Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: How to add a new material to material table

This tech tip looks at how to add a new material to the material table in ST8. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Command line options for Solid Edge

This tech tip looks at what command line options are available for starting Edge.exe . Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Adding Custom Fasteners to Solid Edge Standard Parts

This Tech Tip is an example on how to add a custom fastener to the Solid Edge Standard Parts Library. In this
example we will use a bolt, washer and a nut. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Using Partslist Command in Draft

This Tech Tip will look at how to use the Partslist Command in draft. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Assembling a roller chain using two patterns along a curve in Solid Edge

This tech tip looks at how you can use two separate patterns to build a chain of alternate parts. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: The new variable table motors in ST8

This tech tip will look at new enhancements which add to the many existing tools for motor simulation. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Selecting parts in a Solid Edge assembly based on a custom property value

This tip looks at how to set up a search for parts in an assembly based on a custom property value. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Using PipeClass.txt for Solid Edge piping

This tip looks at using the Solid Edge piping tool to help you design the route and place fittings/components from your library. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: How to reorientate frame cross sections

This tip looks at repositioning frame componants so that you get the desired orientation for perfect fit. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Document name formula

This tip looks at using the document name and placement name in the assembly pathfinder display. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Assembly hole features

This tip shows how we can fix an old bug that changed mulitple assembly feature holes, rather than the one wanted. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Using a swept cutout for a deep groove creation

This tip shows how you can use a swept cutout as the basis for a deep, rounded slot. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Changing a parts’ quantity to a unit value in the parts list

The normal quantity display of a part in a parts list is the number of times it appears in the assembly, but what if you want to show its volume? This tip shows how to over-ride the setting to display a volume or weight. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: SmartSelect

Solid Edge offers great tools to manipulate 2D elements so that you change colour or layers of multiple objects in a quick and efficient manner. Learn more with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Create a local symmetry using the Face Relate command

Have you ever wanted to create symmetry between 2 faces, but the faces do not straddle the primary reference planes. Learn more with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Allowing movement of parts within a range

Have you ever wanted to allow a part to move within certain limits, such as the rod of a hydraulic cylinder. Learn more with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Orientating a sketch view

How to orient the sketch x-axis to an angled part edge. Learn more with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Working with the Selection Manager

When modifying synchronous and imported models, this is the tool to use. Learn more with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Working with DWG and DXF files

When opening or exporting files to the DWG or DXF format, you need to ensure that the settings are set up correctly. Learn how with this PDF download. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Assembly Part Placement Tools

This PDF explores the tools you can use when placing parts in Solid Edge assemblies. – Reduced Steps and Capture Fit Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Customise your Solid Edge Theme

Download this PDF for instructions on customising your Solid Edge theme. Download PDF

Solid Edge Tip: Opening Inventor Files

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