Get the Most out of Part Modeling                                    © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Dan Vinson – Product Manager  Background:       Solid Edge since 2004       Industrial Designer, Project Management, Ch...
ST4 Part Modeling  Today’s Topics:       Integrated Modeling       User Interface Improvements       Workhorse Command...
Synchronous Mode  Traditional Elements and Features built on a Synchronous core  PART and SHEET METAL work identically  ...
Ordered Mode  Traditional Elements and Features built on a Synchronous core  PART and SHEET METAL work identically  Syn...
User Interface Improvements  Display    Show / Hide of model elements  Steering Wheel    Visibility improved  Selecti...
Selection in PathFinder  PathFinder selection honors the +/- selection modes    Shift select always adds to the select s...
Display Enhancements  Show / Hide       Applied to multiple elements at once       All selected elements with same disp...
Steering Wheel Visibility  Steering Wheel Bearings       Altered in default color to overcome highlight     and select c...
One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button    Rotate Within View          Large Part, View Zoomed in, no 3D Mouse…       ...
One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button    Rotate Within View          Large Part, View Zoomed in, no 3D Mouse…       ...
One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button    Rotate around Element          Select an element with middle mouse button c...
One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button    Zoom Preference          View control over scroll value input          Hol...
Workhorse Commands  Optimized for two handed modeling    Keyboard inputs for most used options    Applied to most used ...
Command Default Improvements  Most Recently Used Options       Values and Settings Maintained for most used commands    ...
Key Point Keyboard Accelerators  Consistent usage across all Environments    Included in all Key Point ready commands   ...
Extrude and Cut  Keyboard Shortcuts       Space Bar alters the Volume (add material, remove material)       Shift Key a...
Revolved Feature Revolution  Feature Creation       Auto Live Section (used for surfaces also)       Steering Wheel Ini...
Revolved Feature Revolution  Hole Placement on Cylinders       Tangent Plane Integration       Line of Tangency Indicat...
Relate Command Improvements  Distinct Synchronous Command    “Assemble” command for parts and sheet metal    Exclusive ...
Relate Command Improvements  Cyclical Workflows    New Diminishing Select Set Behavior    Commands Restart to allow Cyc...
New Relationships  Horizontal / Vertical relationship    Adopted from 2D sketch    Key point referencing available  Of...
Feature Selection  Selects and Edits Features    Same Feature Type and Value    Synchronous Edits Only  Affected Featu...
Less Revolution – More Evolution  ST4 Advances the Synchronous Paradigm    Focus on High Use Workflows – Reducing steps ...
Questions and Answers Come see the Sheet Metal presentation tomorrow. Ask questions during the entire event! Enjoy yoursel...
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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 205 Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Part Modeling by Dan Vinson

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This tutorial will introduce traditional users to the synchronous modeling environment in Solid Edge ST4. By exploring the fundamentals of model creation, manipulation, and edits, the basic premise of Synchronous modeling can be understood by our Traditional users. This session communicates the functionality of the unique Synchronous tools and techniques that our new users already embrace. Come see how this history free modeling environment allows unprecedented editing of non-native parts. Comparisons to our Traditional features and workflows will be demonstrated in their Synchronous equivalent.
- Model Creation (Genesis)
- Traditional Features vs. Procedural Features
- User Interface
- Live Rules, Handles, 3D PMI Dimensions
- Steering Wheel

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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 205 Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Part Modeling by Dan Vinson

  1. 1. Get the Most out of Part Modeling © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Dan Vinson – Product Manager  Background:  Solid Edge since 2004  Industrial Designer, Project Management, Change Agent  Manufacturing, Construction, and Control Systems  Areas of Expertise:  Part and Sheet Metal Modeling  Synchronous Modeling  Wiring Harness  Explode – Render - Animate  Personal interests:  Vehicles  Anything New!Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
  3. 3. ST4 Part Modeling  Today’s Topics:  Integrated Modeling  User Interface Improvements  Workhorse Commands  Revolved Element Creation  RELATE Revised with New Relationships  Key Takeaways:  Adding Intelligence to Imported Models  How the Synchronous Integration is Progressing in ST4Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. Synchronous Mode  Traditional Elements and Features built on a Synchronous core  PART and SHEET METAL work identically SynchronousSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. Ordered Mode  Traditional Elements and Features built on a Synchronous core  PART and SHEET METAL work identically  Synchronous is always Calculated First Ordered Synchronous OrderedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. User Interface Improvements  Display  Show / Hide of model elements  Steering Wheel  Visibility improved  Selection in PathFinder  Consistency in behavior  Middle Mouse Button  Hands on required!Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. Selection in PathFinder  PathFinder selection honors the +/- selection modes  Shift select always adds to the select set in + and +/- selection modes  Shift select does not invert the selection mode or remove items from the set  Ctrl select in minus (-) selection mode will not add items to the select set  Used in  Assembly  Weldment  Part and Sheet Metal PathFinders  While in-place-activatedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. Display Enhancements  Show / Hide  Applied to multiple elements at once  All selected elements with same display state will be altered  If Shown, then Hide  If Hidden, then Show  Works for “Show Only” alsoSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. Steering Wheel Visibility  Steering Wheel Bearings  Altered in default color to overcome highlight and select colors  On Locate, the Bearings now  Increase in Size  Highlight over the modelSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button  Rotate Within View  Large Part, View Zoomed in, no 3D Mouse…  Click and Hold to rotate around click point instead of part origin  Double Click to Fit View  Less mouse travelSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button  Rotate Within View  Large Part, View Zoomed in, no 3D Mouse…  Click and Hold to rotate around click point instead of part origin  Double Click to Fit View  Less mouse travelSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button  Rotate around Element  Select an element with middle mouse button click  Click and hold to rotate view around lines, edges, and points  Cursor Glyph changeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  13. 13. One Wheel, Many Uses, Middle Mouse Button  Zoom Preference  View control over scroll value input  Hold Ctrl key to advance focused valueSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
  14. 14. Workhorse Commands  Optimized for two handed modeling  Keyboard inputs for most used options  Applied to most used commands  Command Default Improvements  Most Recently Used  Key Point Accelerators  MiCE protocol  Extrude / Cut  Change volume and symmetry  Transitions between revolve and linearSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
  15. 15. Command Default Improvements  Most Recently Used Options  Values and Settings Maintained for most used commands  Settings interlocked between Synchronous and Ordered Modes  Option Settings are saved to XML file by user  Enhanced Commands include:  Holes  Chamfers  Rounds  Patterns (Smart / Fast option)  Mirror  Part PainterSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
  16. 16. Key Point Keyboard Accelerators  Consistent usage across all Environments  Included in all Key Point ready commands  Synchronous or Ordered Mode  “K” key used to initiate  Key Points identified by MiCE protocol  M = Midpoints  C = Center Points  E = End Points  Automatic Element Distinction  Locates the most logical point for the element type  New Glyphs  Used to indicate which key point is located.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
  17. 17. Extrude and Cut  Keyboard Shortcuts  Space Bar alters the Volume (add material, remove material)  Shift Key alters the symmetry setting  New Key Point Accelerators  Consistency with Steering Wheel  Extrude Handle alters on placementSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. Revolved Feature Revolution  Feature Creation  Auto Live Section (used for surfaces also)  Steering Wheel Initiation  Linear = Planar Element  Revolve = Cylindrical, Edge, Sketch Line  PMI Creation  Converts sketch dimensions to useful PMI  Linear converts to Radial DifferenceSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  19. 19. Revolved Feature Revolution  Hole Placement on Cylinders  Tangent Plane Integration  Line of Tangency Indication  Attaching Dimensions on Shafts and Holes  Parents to axis of each element  Creates a floating dimensionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
  20. 20. Relate Command Improvements  Distinct Synchronous Command  “Assemble” command for parts and sheet metal  Exclusive Synchronous Command – Heavily updated each release (Thanks: Cynthia Ho)  New User Interface  Moved to the Main Tool Ribbon  The relationship name is the command  Action – Object or Object – Action Command Start  Automatically persists the relationshipsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
  21. 21. Relate Command Improvements  Cyclical Workflows  New Diminishing Select Set Behavior  Commands Restart to allow Cycling  Auto Seed Element Selection  Filters for each type relationship  Logic used to prefer a mating elementSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
  22. 22. New Relationships  Horizontal / Vertical relationship  Adopted from 2D sketch  Key point referencing available  Offset  Creates a “thin wall” relationship  Value may be edited later  Add your intentSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
  23. 23. Feature Selection  Selects and Edits Features  Same Feature Type and Value  Synchronous Edits Only  Affected Features  Rounds  Chamfers  Offset RelationshipsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
  24. 24. Less Revolution – More Evolution  ST4 Advances the Synchronous Paradigm  Focus on High Use Workflows – Reducing steps and clicks  Consistency and Equivalency between Synchronous and Ordered Modes  Maintaining User Preferences  Capturing User Intent  Transfer of Dimensions  Creation of relationships are faster and more diverse  Emphasis on Persisting instead of FindingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
  25. 25. Questions and Answers Come see the Sheet Metal presentation tomorrow. Ask questions during the entire event! Enjoy yourself and meet others! Thank you!!!Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 25 Siemens PLM Software

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