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In this session we will look at little known Solid Edge shortcuts and highlight underutilized new and old Solid Edge functionality and commands. We will get back to the basics of things that make ...

In this session we will look at little known Solid Edge shortcuts and highlight underutilized new and old Solid Edge functionality and commands. We will get back to the basics of things that make Solid Edge great! We will look into tips and techniques you need to know to be a successful with synchronous modeling. This includes some “Best Practices” for specific design challenges and how to tweak the user interface to make you more productive. Don’t miss this one!

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    #SEU12 - 301   solid edge tips and tricks - steve webb #SEU12 - 301 solid edge tips and tricks - steve webb Presentation Transcript

    • Solid Edge - Tips and TricksSteve WebbSIEMENS PLM SoftwareSolid Edge Field Support #SEU12
    • Presenter backgroundPresenter background:  Steve is an Applications Engineer in the Solid Edge Field Support group. He has over 25 years of experience in Mechanical Design Engineering and Mechanical CAD. He has held roles as an Application Engineer and Educator at Siemens PLM Software, PTC, Saratech Inc and Moderntech SI. Before moving into the CAD Industry, Steve applied his CAD knowledge in industries including hydraulic gear pumps, high speed packaging equipment, and textile equipment. He holds a two year drafting certification from the Williamston Career and Technology Center.Areas of Expertise:  Solid Edge Draft, UI and Competitive Analysis © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
    • Presentation PrefacePresentation Preface:  Little known Solid Edge shortcuts  Use them to streamline your daily work  Highlight underutilized new and old Solid Edge functionality and commands  Back to the basics of things that make SE great!  Reintroduce functionality that you may have forgotten  Highlight some best practices for specific commands  Great SE commands that work best by tweaking some options © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Do you struggle with orienting the steering wheel relative to the geometry you are trying to move or rotate? © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Steering Wheel Components Origin Tool Plane Primary Axis Torus Primary Bearing Secondary Bearing Bearing Knob Secondary Axis © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks There are 3 basics for orienting the steering wheel to remember that will help you. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks When you want to rotate the steering wheel 90° on an axis that is NOT defined by the primary axis of the steering wheel, hold down the Shift key and Click the small blue plane inside of the steering wheel.  The Steering wheel will flip 90° about the axis NOT aligned with the primary access.  You may also Ctrl + Click the bearing knob at the end of the primary axis and key-in an angle. Ctrl + Click Shift + Click © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks  When you want to rotate the steering wheel 90° on an axis that is defined by the primary axis of the steering wheel, pick the bearing knob on the secondary axis of the steering wheel and drag to rotate.  The steering wheel will snap to 90°.  You may also Shift + Click the bearing knob at the end of the secondary axis and key-in an angle. Shift + ClickClick & Drag © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Once you get the steering wheel in the desired orientation, Shift + Click the origin of the steering wheel to relocate it.  No need to continue to hold down the Shift key after clicking  It will not flip orientation.  Secondary axis will not realign to an edge Shift + Click Show Me! 01 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks  How can you make an imported solid construction body into the base feature in a synchronous environment?  This would be the "Make Base Feature" command in the ordered environment.A checkbox next to thefeature indicates that it isconstruction geometry. Show Me! 02 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Right mouse button click on the construction feature and select "Attach"  Select Add © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks If you use a 3D motion controller like a 3D Connexion device or an Astroid, you may wish to return the scroll behavior of the middle mouse wheel to the ST3 behavior.  Stop zooming when scrolling even when the cursor is not over the value edit field  Only scroll value changes when a dimension is in edit mode Show Me! 03 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Setting is in Solid Edge Options  General Tab © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Did you know you can get important system information while in a Solid Edge Part or Assembly file? Show Me! 04 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks  CTRL + ALT + (double click) MIDDLE MOUSE WHEEL  Can be especially important when debugging an issue with hardware or software © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Do you know how to add other standard templates to the Create section of the Solid Edge start page? © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Show Me! 05Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Select Edit Create Options and add other templates  Clicking Browse will open the templates dialog and you can simply add from the "More" tab. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks PMI dimensions can be resized on the fly.  Toggle the increase or decrease font icons or use shortcuts:CTRL+Shift+ , CTRL+Shift+ .for decrease for decrease © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Do you know how to place a subassembly using a configuration? Show Me! 06 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks  RMB click into the white space of the Part Library to invoke the shortcut menu.  Select "Use Configurations"  Don’t forget to toggle it off to disable this function. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks When you drag in a subassembly, a dialog will be presented with the option to select a configuration.  Also there is the option to activate all parts. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Did you know that when your cursor is over the Command Ribbon that you can use the middle mouse scroll wheel to toggle through the tabs? Show Me! 07 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Do you know how to change the color of the flow lines in an exploded view? Show Me! 08 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks The Flow Line color is defined by the "Driven" color parameter in Solid Edge Options > Colors tab © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Have you ever been in an assembly and could not locate edges or keypoints?  EX. Like moving a part with the steering wheel in an assembly and not been able to locate keypoints © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Show Me! 09Page 25 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Change the view style to Default.  Perspective will cause issues with locate  ONLY use perspective when creating images or renderings.  Perspective is NOT meant to be used for creation/modeling.  You can use CTRL+Shift and scroll middle mouse wheel to adjust perspective. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 26 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks An underutilized feature for using the radial menu is a gesture.  Combination of a right mouse button "long click" and moving the mouse in a particular direction  Can locate any of the 8 commands on the inside ring  The select tool in particular is very handy for terminating a command to select a face or part.  Also remember that radial menu can be customized – per environment! © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Show Me! 10Page 27 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks The timing can be set in the Solid Edge options > Helpers  Minimum drag distance for gesture: = how far you must make the mouse travel to invoke a gesture  Show radial menu after: = How long you must hold down the right mouse button as you drag to invoke a gesture  Tweak the numbers slowly to adjust to your style. It DOES take practice to coordinate moving the mouse and holding down and letting off of the right mouse button. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 28 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Where do I find lists of the default shortcut keys for each Solid Edge environment? Show Me! 11 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 29 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Open a Part Customize the Command Ribbon  Select the environment  Select the keyboard tab  Change "Choose commands from:" to "All Keyboard Assignments" © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 30 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Note that you can print out the keyboard assignments for each environment. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 31 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Have you ever been in a Synchronous Part and could not remove rounds? This is a caveat of synchronous technology.  If a round has consumed an adjacent face on one of the two surfaces being shared by the round, then synchronous technology cannot create a new face that does not exist in the current state of the model.  The part cannot repair itself attempting to delete (or detach) the round. What do I do now? Show Me! 12 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 32 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks In cases like this you must do some "creative modeling" to add and/or remove material to get the geometry back to the state you need to continue. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 33 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Dont be afraid to use the integrated design environment, mixing synchronous and ordered features in the same model.  In many cases, it makes a lot of sense to do this. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 34 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Rounding edges is often best left as an ordered operation.  Eliminates synchronous faces getting consumed by rounds Show Me! 13 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 35 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Do you know how to make cross-hatching look the same zoomed in as it looks when zoomed to fit?  Make the hatch not resize dynamically while zooming in Show Me! 14 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 36 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks If you set Solid Edge Options > View tab > Display as printed, then it wont change as you zoom in and out. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 37 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks  Did you know that you can use your middle mouse wheel to rotate about a face, edge, vertex or axis?  Did you know that you can use your middle mouse wheel to pan?Show Me! 15 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved. Page 38 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks To start the rotate command, Middle Mouse Click then move to the Face, Edge or Vertex then hold Middle Mouse Button (MMB) down to rotate. Clear MMB Rotating  MMB click in free space – while in the Rotation Focus command  Alt + MMB click  Fit the view  Closing the file Shift + hold down track wheel to pan © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 39 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks If I have a drawing with drawing views, balloons, dimensions and parts lists. How can I delete everything in the drawing except the drawing views? Show Me! 16 © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 40 Siemens PLM Software
    • Solid Edge Tips and Tricks Ctrl + A will select everything on the sheet. Delete  Select no so you don’t delete the views. © Siemens AG 2012. All Rights Reserved.Page 41 Siemens PLM Software
    • Thank You!Questions? #SEU12