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Posted by Ally PLM on 16 April 2014 - 08:49 AM
Posted by Community Administrator on 04 November 2012 - 09:00 PM
Wouldn't it be great if you could just reach into your computer, grab your CAD model and make the design changes you need with your hands instead of messing around with sketches? I was watching football the other night (the hockey lockout persists) and I saw this commercial. As a design engineer, there have been times when I wish I could just pick up a part and improve its function by shaping it with my super human strength, just like this guy...
The crazy part is this commercial is Synchronous Technology in a nutshell. This guy didn't go hunting for a feature, edit the sketch, and monkey around with relationships only to watch downstream features fail. He just made his modifications in real time. No features, no sketches, no rules.
For those of you still designing with old-school computer aided design systems, this is what the jump to Synchronous feels like.
Posted by MattLombard on 23 October 2013 - 09:15 PM
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Posted by Dave Ault on 01 August 2013 - 03:33 AM
Just a heads up for those of you who are shopping but not on a VAR mailer list yet. Saratech is offering a current promotion that is by far the best deal out there right now for CW4SE (CAMWorks for Solid Edge).
“From 25 – 50% Discount on CAMWorks for Solid Edge
We recently introduced CAMWorks for Solid Edge; an embedded CAM program that is fully integrated with Solid Edge.
It is the only feature-based CAM product on the market that leverages synchronous technology! So now the reduced programming time that users have become accustomed to with CAMWorks … has become even more powerful embedded within the “synchronous technology”.
For a limited time, we’re able to offer some of the CAMWorks for Solid Edge products at a special introductory price ….
Up to 25 % Discount on CAMWorks Milling Seats
Up to 33% Discount on Milling and VoluMill Bundles
Up to 50% Discount on VoluMill Add Ons”
Here is a link
Posted by Dave Ault on 31 July 2013 - 06:30 PM
Posted by Community Administrator on 17 May 2013 - 04:04 PM
Posted by John J Bazaar on 14 May 2013 - 04:02 AM
Thanks, John1.How long do you think a typical Users' Group should meet?
5.Are you willing to present examples of your design techniques?
6.Are you willing to help organize the User Group meeting? Effort is typically minimal
Posted by Community Administrator on 29 April 2013 - 12:40 AM
Posted by Community Administrator on 25 April 2013 - 05:52 PM
Specifies the tangency control option you want for the first cross section.
Specifies the tangency control option you want for the last cross section.
Edge Guide 1
Specifies the tangency control option you want for the first guide curve. The options available for defining guide curve tangency conditions depend on the type of element you select for the guide curve. For example, if you want to be able to control the tangency of the BlueSurf feature with respect to an adjacent surface, use an edge on the surface as the guide curve rather than, for example, the sketch that was used to construct the adjacent surface.
Edge Guide 2
Specifies the tangency control option you want for the last guide curve. The options available for defining guide curve tangency conditions depend on the type of element you select for the guide curve. For example, if you want to be able to control the tangency of the BlueSurf feature with respect to an adjacent surface, use an edge on the surface as the guide curve rather than, for example, the sketch that was used to construct the adjacent surface.
Specifies that no planar end caps are added to the feature.
Specifies that planar end caps are added to the feature to create a enclosed volume.
Specifies that the feature begins with the first cross section and ends with the last cross section. The feature does not close on itself.
Specifies that the surface will close on itself. When you set this option, the first cross section is also used for the last cross section.
Use Pierce Points
Specifies that a connect relationship is used to connect the cross section and guide curve where they intersect. The position of the connect relationship is calculated using the Pierce Point option on the IntelliSketch dialog box. The Use Pierce Points option is typically used when constructing engineered surfaces, such as the surfaces for a fan or turbine blade, where engineering data or dimension-driven criteria must be maintained.
Specifies that a BlueDot is used to connect the cross section and guide curve where they intersect. When you connect a cross section and a guide curve with a BlueDot , you can use the BlueDot as a handle to dynamically modify the shape of the cross section and guide curve. The Use BlueDots option is typically used when constructing esthetic surfaces, such as the surfaces for consumer electronics product, where a more free-form approach to surface design is desired.
Specifies the tolerance value you want to use.
Allows you to add a new mapped vertex set.
Allows you to add a delete an existing mapped vertex set.
Posted by MattLombard on 04 April 2013 - 05:07 AM
Posted by Community Administrator on 01 July 2012 - 03:06 PM
Posted by Terry on 25 March 2013 - 05:39 AM
Welcome to the South Texas Solid Edge User Group. The purpose of this forum is to facilitate communications and meetings for the members of the group. If you live in the South Texas area please feel free to join in and recommend meetings and topics. It's a large area but we will try to schedule meetings to serve as many members as possible.
Posted by Susan Cinadr on 04 March 2013 - 04:56 AM
If you ever thought writing software was hard, this is something good to watch. Like music or learning to write there are a lot of levels. You don’t have to be a virtuoso for it to be helpful in your real life.
Check out some courses around you. Learn some web programming. Take a VB.net class. Learn some scripts for your favorite game.
If you learn VB.net (or C++ for you advances students), bring it with you to Solid Edge University. The video talked about using programming in manufacturing and this is a great place to get started.
Posted by Community Administrator on 04 February 2013 - 03:34 PM
Posted by Community Administrator on 31 January 2013 - 11:41 AM
We have said it time and time again: We live in a multi-CAD world.
Opening data created by someone else in another CAD package is an ongoing headache for many design engineers. Solid Edge is here to help. Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software gives users the ability to open a handful of industry standard file types including .step files.
Not only can Solid Edge open these files, once inside the Solid Edge modelling space, users can continue to edit those designs. The intelligence within Solid Edge picks up on the design intent within your part or assembly files.
This is, after all, the natural process of designing. Rarely is a part conceived and designed from beginning to end in one fell swoop by one individual. Design is an ongoing, iterative process and Solid Edge caters to that process.
Posted by Community Administrator on 22 August 2012 - 08:00 PM
This came up on a recent tour I took of one of the many new technology companies springing up on the outskirts of Airdrie, AB. Often a set of key dimensions drives the design of a part, and if quality assurance is part of the post-manufacturing phase, then it makes sense to leverage these key dimensions to provide consistency across the design through manufacture process.
In Solid Edge, this is a great opportunity to use Product Manufacturing Information features to add annotations and dimensions to the 3D model. These can be brought into the draft environments when QA drawings are being prepared, linking together design and post-manufacture inspection.
The following videos show an example of how to
Posted by Community Administrator on 24 November 2012 - 11:18 AM
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