Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 203 Assembly Design in Solid Edge - a Hands-on Experience by Mark Thompson

5,351 views
5,214 views

Published on

In this Solid Edge Assembly hands-on training session, we will take a look at some of the exciting new tools offered in ST4 Assembly. These tools include some enhancements to assembly relationships including some new options for those relationships to make you more productive. Another area we will focus on is enhancements to the steering wheel while working with synchronous components within the assembly. Finally, we will visit the ERA (Explode-Render-Animate) environment to explore ways to enhance your experience with exploded views and flow line creation.

Published in: Technology, Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
5,351
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
86
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 203 Assembly Design in Solid Edge - a Hands-on Experience by Mark Thompson

  1. 1. Solid Edge ST4 Assembly Hands-On © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Speaker Bio: Mark Thompson  Background:  Started in the CAD/CAM business in 1987 with Intergraph after working 14 years in manufacturing as a machinist/tool maker. Have been working with Solid Edge since its inception. Currently work in the SE Field Support group, which I have been a part of for the last 24 years.  Areas of Expertise:  All areas of Solid Edge  Personal interests:  Cycling & RunningSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
  3. 3. Executive Summary  Today’s Topics:  Assembly Shortcut keys  Assembly Relationships Options with the “Move/Copy” command  Top down design  Assemble the roller  Replace the wheel with the new roller assembly  New assembly relationships – Centering and Range  Working with foreign data in assembly – extrude form assembly faces  Creating Flow lines  Key Takeaways:  The user will walk away with a better understanding of Solid Edge ST4 Assembly environment.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. Assembly Shortcut Keys  Ctrl – period to “Hide Previous Level” when in-place activated  Shift – Spacebar to start “Selection Manager”  Ctrl – Spacebar to switch between Part/Face select mode  Ctrl – Q to “Hide Previous Level” when in-place activated  Ctrl – Shift – D to suspend movement of parts during Copy/Move  Spacebar to turn on Add/Remove move  Shift – Spacebar to start “Selection Manager”  Ctrl – Spacebar to switch between Part/Face select mode  Ctrl – Q to “Hide Previous Level” when in-place activated  Ctrl – Shift – D to suspend movement of parts during Copy/Move  Spacebar to turn on Add/Remove moveSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.  A RMB click willPage 4 get you to the Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  To get started with the Solid Edge ST4 Hands-On session, go ahead and start Solid Edge ST4.  Click on “Open”  Turn off all overrides and “Save As Default”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1 1 - Assembly Relationships  Open Roller Table.asm  Select Swivel_Caster.asm  Move the steering wheel to the center of the lower right hole as shown  Notice the relationships listedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  Select the “Copy” option from QuickBar  Select the secondary axis and begin to drag the sub-assembly to the right  Here is where I like to use the “Ctrl-Shift-D” keys to suspend movement.  Select the center hole key point on the far right side of the blue plateSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  When you select the center point the following dialog will appear, giving you the option to not repair unsatisfied relationships or to repair them.  New for ST4 is the ability to repair by offsetting or creating new relationships.  For this exercise we can select the first option.  Click the OK button.  QuickBar will prompt you to select part(s) for Solid Edge to locate new relationship entities.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  Select the blue plate, which tells Solid Edge to search the plate for new entities to create new relationships if needed, and then select the green checkmark or RMB click to accept.  Review the relationships – the mate did not change, the alignment was offset, and the hole align is new.  Now let’s copy both casters to the opposite side of the plate – make sure to move the steering wheel center to one of the holes.  Select the “Copy” button, then select the primary axis and begin moving sub-assemblies to the right.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  Use the Ctrl-Shift-D keys to suspend movement and drag the cursor to the same hole on the opposite side of the blue base plate.  In this example we will remove all external relationships and add new ones.  Of course you need to identify what parts to use to find new entities to create the new relationships, so select the blue base plate again and accept with green checkmark.  Notice the new relationships.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  This becomes a great way to replicate parts in an assembly where you want the parts to have assembly relationships created or maintained.  NOTE – If you find a particular way you want to work, you can easily check the option to be remembered and not show the dialog.  When finished, you should have 4 casters with satisfied relationships.  Let’s finish this hands on by rolling the model over and copying the other components.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  To finish the exercise. we will copy the pillar to the opposite side in the same way we copied the casters.  Select the pillar and set the steering wheel to the lower left corner as shown – select “Copy”  Now move to the opposite side using one of the options - for this we are going to remove all and create new and turn off the dialog as described earlier.  When you select the option to create new relationships, it will always ask what geometry you want to create the new relationships against, so select the long base frame as shown.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  13. 13. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  After the copy your assembly should look like this.  Now we need to copy the 3 components to the opposite side of the cart.  Select all 3, set the steering wheel to the lower front corner. and copy them to the opposite side.  When you get them copied, you will need to select the new components to attach them to create the new relationships.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
  14. 14. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  With this copy you will need to select all 3 components: the 2 long pieces and the blue plate.  Select the green check to accept.  The final operation is to copy all the bottom components from the bottom to the top of the 4 pillars, not including the caster assemblies.  The best way to do this is to go to a front view using the Ctrl-F keys and then use a fence select – try not to include the caster plates.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
  15. 15. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  If you do happen to get one of the plates selected, use the Spacebar to set the selection to so you can deselect them.  Now move the steering wheel to the bottom corner and copy the components to the top. You can then select the 4 pillars for the new relationships.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
  16. 16. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 1  Great job!Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
  17. 17. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2 2 – Top Down Design  Open ASM_01_00800.asm, which is a blank assembly  In PathFinder select the “Parts Library” tab  Click in the white space of PathFinder and then select the “Ctrl - Period” keys to set the folder location to that of the assembly folder  Now click on the roller, which is PAR_01_00800.parSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Once the roller has been dropped into the assembly, we then want to continue the top down design by dragging PAR_01_00802.par into the assembly.  Notice that the bearing already has relationships applied from the “Capture Fit” command, so we only need to tell Solid Edge where to place the part.  Select the inside face of the bearing to satisfy the mate relationship.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  19. 19. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  The next relationship that Solid Edge is looking for is the axial align, so select any cylindrical face to finish placement.  The placed bearing is shown at right.  To duplicate, we can either drag in the bearing as we just did, or we can simply select it and use the steering wheel with the copy option to put it on the other side.  We will choose the second option.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
  20. 20. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Select the bearing, then move the steering wheel to the top hole as shown  Select the torus of the steering wheel and and make sure the “Copy” option is selected  Rotate the bearing and key in the value of 180 degrees  Because we still have our option to create new relationships, Solid Edge prompts us to identify the part for those relationships, so we select the roller as shown and accept.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
  21. 21. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Next, we want to bring in the shaft assembly ASM_01_00801.asm.  Again, capture fit was used for this assembly, so we only need to select where we need to place the parts.  The first relationship is a mate, so we select the end face of the bearing.  The last relationship is an axial alignment, so we select the outside diameter to finish placement.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
  22. 22. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Your finished assembly should look like this!  Save the assembly and close.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
  23. 23. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Open ASM_01_00701.asm  The objective with this hands-on is to replace the support wheel with a new roller assembly.  Delete PAR_04_00095.par  Select PSM_01_820.psm and move the steering wheel from the default location to the top mounting hole as shownSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
  24. 24. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Select the primary axis to move the bracket to the farthest right mounting hole  Use the “CTRL-Shift D” keys to stop movement of the part, as it is easier to select key points  Make sure to get the center of the hole and click to place  Use the Assembly Relationship options as shown to place part  Click “OK”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
  25. 25. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Select the deck for assembly to locate new faces to replace and then click on the green checkmark to accept  From the parts library, drag in the roller assembly we just put together called ASM_01_00800.asm and place in the assemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 25 Siemens PLM Software
  26. 26. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Apply an align between the 2 parts  Change the relationship type to “Center Plane” and set to “Double” as we will define 2 initial faces  First, select the 2 end faces on the roller assembly, then select the 2 inside faces of the bracketsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 26 Siemens PLM Software
  27. 27. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Click “OK” to apply relationship  To give the roller more room, we now need to move the left bracket to the left using face select (CTRL-Spacebar).  Select the left slot face and move it to the left 12mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 27 Siemens PLM Software
  28. 28. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  We can now use the “Move-Copy” option with the steering wheel to copy the roller assembly.  Select all 3 parts from PathFinder  Move the steering wheel to top right hole on center  Click on the “Copy” option  Use “CTRL-Shift D” to stop the roller assembly from moving and locate the first hole to left of the current roller.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 28 Siemens PLM Software
  29. 29. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  After selecting the hole, set the Assembly Relationships Options to “Find new relationships”  Select the mower deck and click the green checkmark to accept Close the filesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 29 Siemens PLM Software
  30. 30. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Open ASM_01_00005.asm  Here we will apply the range option to the cylinder that controls the travel of the mower steering arms  Select the cylinder push rod (PAR_04_00146.par)  Notice the rod has 2 assembly relationships  Select the “Mate” relationship from PathFinderSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 30 Siemens PLM Software
  31. 31. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Notice it is a fixed relationship set to 20 mm  Click on the “Fixed” icon and change it to range  The “Range” toolbar will appear, showing first the current position (20 mm) and then the range, which starts at zero and ends at 20.  Change the 20 mm value to 50 mm and select “Enter”  You have to use the “Enter” key or it will not take the entry.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 31 Siemens PLM Software
  32. 32. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 2  Now select the drag component command and use the “Freeform Move” option  This allows the components to freely move between the range specified.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 32 Siemens PLM Software
  33. 33. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3 3 – Flow Lines  Open ASM_04_00010.asm  Rotate the model and zoom up on the area shown below  This is the area we will be working in for this hands-on.  Click on the “Open” commandSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 33 Siemens PLM Software
  34. 34. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select 1ST_CASTING.dwg  On the bottom of the dialog select “Options”  Make sure you are pointed to “1seacad.ini”  Click “Next” after reviewing optionsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 34 Siemens PLM Software
  35. 35. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  On the 2nd dialog, make sure you are pointing to the “metric_draft.dft” template file  Step through all 8 steps then then click “Finish” on step 8 dialog  When you get back to the “Open” dialog, select “Open”, which will open the acad file into SE DraftSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 35 Siemens PLM Software
  36. 36. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Once the information is open in draft, we are ready to take this 2D information into the part environment where we can easily create the 3D model from the 2D profiles.  On the left side of the screen click on the “Layers” tab and select “Borders”, “Text”, and “Center”, and then turn of those layers by selecting the “Hide Layer” button.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 36 Siemens PLM Software
  37. 37. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  On the top ribbon bar, select the “Tools” tab, then select the “Create 3D” command  Make sure you are pointing to the metric_part.par as shown  Click “Next”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 37 Siemens PLM Software
  38. 38. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Fence select the top left view so all the elements and dimensions highlight  Click “Next”  Fence select the top right view so all the elements and dimensions highlight Click “Next”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 38 Siemens PLM Software
  39. 39. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Fence select the bottom left view  Click “Finish”  The 2D is then read into the Part environment automatically.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 39 Siemens PLM Software
  40. 40. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  We now want to rotate the view about the large hole.  Using the middle mouse button, select the large hole in the center of the part.  When the circle turns red, click the middle mouse button to select, then move your cursor off the graphics, then click and hold the middle mouse button down and move your cursor to rotate about that center point of the circle.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 40 Siemens PLM Software
  41. 41. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Press and hold the RMB (right mouse button) to bring up the radial menu and then select the “Extrude” command or use a gesture to execute the command  When Quickbar appears, select “Chain” from the pull down menu  Now select the outside chained edge to extrudeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 41 Siemens PLM Software
  42. 42. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  If the key points are set as shown, you should be able to select the end point from the profile.  A glyph will appear showing the end point.  This will set the depth.  Now select the “region”  Move the cursor off the graphics and press the spacebar to enter the “Add/Remove” mode – Notice the cursorSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 42 Siemens PLM Software
  43. 43. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select all 5 regions  Now select the steering wheel arrow to extrude  As you move your cursor back and forth notice it will either subtract or add material to the model.  Notice the PromptBar – use the space bar to go into “Add” modeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 43 Siemens PLM Software
  44. 44. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Once you are in the add mode, drag the cursor out and let the cursor pick up the end point on the sketch and click to place  Using the same selection options select the 5 holes as shown, select the steering wheel. and drag the holes through the model or use the “Through All” option from QuickBarSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 44 Siemens PLM Software
  45. 45. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Rotate the view so you can see the 4 bottom holes  After you get the part rotated, use a fence select to quickly grab all 4 holes  NOTE: Do not fence other lines or arcs, so keep your fence in the area circled in red  When you select them they will appear in green.  Select the steering wheel arrow, drag up, press the spacebar to get in the remove mode and create the holesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 45 Siemens PLM Software
  46. 46. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select the round option from the ribbon bar  Select the 5 edges shown and round at 3 mm  RMB to accept and round  Press the “ESC” key to clear the command and then RMB in space to bring up the menu  Select “Hide All”  Select “Sketches”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 46 Siemens PLM Software
  47. 47. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Notice all the dimensions are now driving PMI dimensions  Select the 10 mm value and change it to 12.5 mm  To change, press the Ctrl key down and scroll the mouse wheel to the 12.5 value or just key it in and acceptSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 47 Siemens PLM Software
  48. 48. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Rotate the model so that you can see the 60 mm hole dimension  Select the “Switch Windows” command from the ribbon bar  Then select ASM_01_00002.asm  In the assembly, select the “Inspect” tab, then select “Smart Measure” bSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 48 Siemens PLM Software
  49. 49. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Using “Smart Measure”, run a quick measure between the 2 holes  Notice it shows the spread at 57 mm  If you recall, our part holes are 60 mm.  Use “Switch Windows” to go back to the part file  Select the 60 mm dimension and change the value to 57 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 49 Siemens PLM Software
  50. 50. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Save the file  When the dialog appears, give it the name 2dto3d  Switch Windows back to the assembly documentSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 50 Siemens PLM Software
  51. 51. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Once you are back in the assembly, on the left side of the window open up the “Parts Library” as shown and from the pull down menu, select “Open Documents”  Here you will find the document that we just saved (2dto3d.par).  Drag this document from the Parts Library into the assembly  Once you drag the part into assembly, you are automatically put in the assemble command Select the hole first, then the shaft to place 1st relationshipSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 51 Siemens PLM Software
  52. 52. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Using QuickPick, select the back face of the part  Then select the top face of the brown frame  Finally select the hole shown in the part, then select the hole in the frameSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 52 Siemens PLM Software
  53. 53. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Key in Ctrl-B for bottom view, then zoom area as shown and notice that the top row of holes line up OK, but the bottom row of holes is still off  Since these are synchronous parts we can make the change in the assembly.  Change the view to “Wireframe”  Use the “Ctrl-Spacebar” to go into “Face Select” modeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 53 Siemens PLM Software
  54. 54. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Using “Fence” select, place a fence around the bottom side of the part which includes the holes and the end of the part (we are grabbing faces)  Notice the faces that highlight after the fence select  Click the center knob on the steering wheel  Move the cursor to the hole center on the partSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 54 Siemens PLM Software
  55. 55. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Now select the primary axis in this case and move the top hole to be on center of the hole below it  Solid Edge will show a center glyph if you put the cursor on the hole edge.  It should look like the image to the right when complete, with the holes aligned.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 55 Siemens PLM Software
  56. 56. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  After the holes are aligned you can go back to the “shaded with visible edges” view mode.  Click on the “Open”  Now we will bring in an “Inventor” part into our assembly and we can use a direct translator that is built into Solid Edge.  Select INV_00670.ipt  Select metric_part.par and then “OK” to start the translationSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 56 Siemens PLM Software
  57. 57. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Once the file is translated into the part environment, select the “View” tab on the ribbon bar, then select “Color Manager”  In the dialog change the “Part” color to “Blue”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 57 Siemens PLM Software
  58. 58. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Save the file in the working folder and just use the default name  Once saved, use the “Switch Windows” option and select the assemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 58 Siemens PLM Software
  59. 59. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Notice that in the Parts Library the Inventor file has been saved, so we need to drag this document into the assembly.  Using the assemble command which is automatically activated, select the hole in the Inventor part and then select the shaft.  The part is placed, but it is sitting in the assembly with the wrong orientation – press the “Tab” key or the “Flip” button.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 59 Siemens PLM Software
  60. 60. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Zoom area and select the back face of the groove using QuickPick, then select the top face of the groove on the shaft for placement.  This is how it should appear when finished.  Use the “Drag Component”, set it to a linear move, select the Inventor part. and select the top edge and move to the right – just get it close.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 60 Siemens PLM Software
  61. 61. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  The last part we will add to this assembly is a SolidWorks part, so select the “Open” command from the application pull down menu.  From the working folder, select the SolidWorks part file (sw_00650.SLDPRT).Select the metric_part.par template and it will begin the translation.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 61 Siemens PLM Software
  62. 62. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  After the part has been translated into Solid Edge part, change the color to green using the “View-Color Manager” command  Save the file in the “Working” folder and use the default name (sw_00650.par)  Close the file  From the parts library drag and drop the SolidWorks file into the assemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 62 Siemens PLM Software
  63. 63. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Using the assemble command, begin to place assembly relationships to position the part into the assembly  Select the inside cylinder on the part, and then select the shaft  Second, place a mating relationship between the 2 facesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 63 Siemens PLM Software
  64. 64. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  When you place the mate. it will more than likely place as an alignment, so use the “Flip” option to rotate the part.  The final relationship should be a hole alignment between the holes in each of the parts.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 64 Siemens PLM Software
  65. 65. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select the SolidWorks Part and In-Place activate into it. as we need to modify how it connects to the Inventor part  RMB to get the radial menu and select the “Extrude” commandSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 65 Siemens PLM Software
  66. 66. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Then select the face on the Inventor part as shown to the right  RMB to accept face and drag away from part  Then let the cursor pick up the center of the round edge of the green SolidWorks part and click to create the extrusionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 66 Siemens PLM Software
  67. 67. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select the dimension and change the value to 10 mm  Close and Return to the top level assemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 67 Siemens PLM Software
  68. 68. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select the “Create Inter-Part Relationships” command from the “relate” group on the ribbon bar  Select the “green” SolidWorks” part  Then select the 2dto3d part  We can now let Solid Edge create inter-part relationships for us automatically, so click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the dialog.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 68 Siemens PLM Software
  69. 69. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Use the “Ctrl-Spacebar” keys to go into “face” select mode and select the top face of the green part.  Using the steering wheel, lift up the face 10 mm.  Notice with inter-part relationships created, the inventor part also updates to the change.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 69 Siemens PLM Software
  70. 70. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Select the “Save As” option  From the Save As type, select the “3D Adobe Acrobat Documents (PDF) option and save it into the working folder using the default nameSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 70 Siemens PLM Software
  71. 71. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 3  Open Windows Explorer and then double click to open the PDF document Notice that we can easily use view manipulation as well as view the assembly tree, where we can turn parts on and offSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 71 Siemens PLM Software
  72. 72. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4 4 – Flow Lines  Open ASM_04_00010.asm”  The objective of this hands-on is to create new flow lines with the new options in ERA.  Select the “Tools” tab, then select “ERA”  Change assembly configuration to “custom explode”  Zoom up on the top sectionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 72 Siemens PLM Software
  73. 73. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the “Draw” command from the ribbon bar  From QuickBar click on “Change Orientation”  Select the front face of the square bar as shown  This sets the orientation of the flow line.  Pick the end points shown to create flow lineSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 73 Siemens PLM Software
  74. 74. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the 2 components shown, then select and set the triad orientation as shown so that we can move these components in the same orientation as the angled square tubes  Move the components upward above the other parts and then to the right  Now click on the “Modify” commandSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 74 Siemens PLM Software
  75. 75. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the vertical line , then select the horizontal white arrow and move the line to the left  Adjust the line to a desired locationSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 75 Siemens PLM Software
  76. 76. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the “Modify” command  Select the “Delete” option from QuickBar  Delete the flow line shownSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 76 Siemens PLM Software
  77. 77. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the “Change orientation” option from QuickBar  Select the face shown  Then select the flow lineSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 77 Siemens PLM Software
  78. 78. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  RMB click to reset out of the “Change Orientation” option and then select the “Split” button  We want to split the straight flow line in 2 places.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 78 Siemens PLM Software
  79. 79. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  RMB click to reset out of the “Split” option  Select both center lines by pressing the Ctrl key  Notice the arrows are shown at the correct orientation matching the angle of the square barSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 79 Siemens PLM Software
  80. 80. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Click on the up/down arrow  Move your cursor up and pick up the hole in the blue part  Click to placeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 80 Siemens PLM Software
  81. 81. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Click the opposite arrow to move the flow line back to the same hole  Select the same hole again  Click to placeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 81 Siemens PLM Software
  82. 82. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Once the flow line is placed, simply select both flow line segments shown and adjust as necessary Repeat the same steps to do the opposite side or draw a totally new set of flow linesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 82 Siemens PLM Software
  83. 83. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  We need to draw one more flow line, so select the “Draw” command  Area up on the u-bolt and frame  Set the orientation using the square tube  Draw a flow line between the 2 partsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 83 Siemens PLM Software
  84. 84. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Select the “Modify” command  Select the “Split” option from QuickBar  Split the new flow line in 2 places as  RMB click to reset out of the “Split” option  Now select the center flow line sectionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 84 Siemens PLM Software
  85. 85. ST4 Assembly Hands-On 4  Drag the center flow line outward away from the square bar  This hands-on is complete.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 85 Siemens PLM Software
  86. 86. Conclusions Great Job! If you have any questions feel free to ask, or come by one of the hands-on machines at your convenience.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 86 Siemens PLM Software

×