Draft Tips & Tricks                      © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Steve Webb Solid Edge Field Support Applications Engineer  Background:       10 Years Design Engineer       3 Years Aut...
Topics Solid Edge Revision Manager Automatic Drawing Views Quicksheet Templates Create Intelligent Models from DWG fil...
Revision Manager Solid Edge Revision Manager  • What is Revision Manager?  • How is it used?  • Why use Revision Manager?...
Revision Manager  Revision Manager is a component of   the Solid Edge installation      Located in Solid Edge View and  ...
Revision Manager  Can be used to       Copy and rename (move)       Replace parts       Find related documents       ...
Revision Manager  Why use Revision Manager?       Solid Edge will not find files        moved via Windows Explorer      ...
Revision Manager   Broken Links – opt1  Fix broken links with Solid Edge using   Edit Links       Single component opera...
Revision Manager   Broken Links – opt2  Fix broken links with Revision   Manager using Redefine Links      Works on mult...
Revision Manager  Selection of documents       All at once       Multiple single components (holding        down Ctrl) ...
Revision Manager  Selection of documents (cont’d)       Select by type       Find       Select Files (very powerful se...
Revision Manager  Set Action to       Copy       Rename Component       Rename (Move) Component       Replace Compone...
Revision Manager  Where Used search       Finds where selected document(s) are used in other        documents       Sea...
Automatic Drawing Views Drawing views can be created by dragging the model file from the Library tab in  EdgeBar Three “...
Quicksheet Templates Drawing view creation can be based  on automatic templates called  Quicksheet Templates Automatic v...
Get 3D Driving Dimensions from imported 2D drawings Supports 2D drawings such as AutoCAD and  more… Linear and radial di...
Out of Date Drawing Views  Solid gray box    Drawing View is Out of Date  Four corners    Model is Out of Date  Solid...
Out of Date Drawing Views Can appear with a view of a single part file or assembly file If printed, the gray box does no...
BOMs of blocks We have a macro that creates a Bill of Material for any 2D block on a sheet. The macro has an ini file th...
Layers: More than just for Dimensions/Text Did you know you can place Drawing Views on a layer? (any view) Anything that...
Drawing View Depth How many use the Drawing View Depth tool? How many didn’t know about the tool? Why would you want to...
Shortcut Keys Part   Selection Manager – Shift + Spacebar   Zoom to Fit – Double-click Middle Mouse Button   Zoom to A...
Did you know? You can navigate to the folder in the Parts Library where the current  assembly resides by clicking Ctrl + ...
Did you know?Press and hold Ctrl + Shift and then scroll the mouse wheel to change theperspective view of a model Solid Ed...
Did you know?In Sketch, Profile, and Draft, you can press “a” or “l” to alternate betweendrawing lines and arcs. Select t...
Did you know?You can add jog handles to leaders by Alt + click.                              Atl+click                    ...
Did you know?You can move a Balloon connection point by pressing and holding the Alt key anddragging the connection point ...
Thank You!             © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 219 Solid Edge Tips and Tricks by Steve Webb

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In this session we will look at tools to help the user understand how the Revision Manager can allow the user to safely copy, move or rename Solid Edge files while maintaining the linking of the files. We will cover other 2D drafting productivity enhancing techniques items including using automatic drawing views, quicksheet templates, creating intelligent models from DWG or DXF files, repairing out-of-date views and using layers for more than just text and dimension. We will also cover tips and tricks for working with balloons and stacked balloons and moving balloons to different parts while updating the balloon item number.

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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 219 Solid Edge Tips and Tricks by Steve Webb

  1. 1. Draft Tips & Tricks © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Steve Webb Solid Edge Field Support Applications Engineer  Background:  10 Years Design Engineer  3 Years Autodesk Applications Engineer  7 Years SolidWorks Applications Engineer  1 Year PTC Education Applications Engineer  4 Years Solid Edge Applications Engineer  Areas of Expertise:  John D. Hollingsworth – Textile equipment  Dana Corporation – Hydraulic Gear pumps  BK Industries – Food Service equipment  Mack Truck – Truck design  Solid Edge, SolidWorks CSWP, Pro-E, Inventor, Mechanical Desktop, Computervision CADDS and AutocadSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
  3. 3. Topics Solid Edge Revision Manager Automatic Drawing Views Quicksheet Templates Create Intelligent Models from DWG files Out of Date Drawing Views Bill of Materials for Blocks Layers - More than just for Text and Dimensions Drawing View DepthSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. Revision Manager Solid Edge Revision Manager • What is Revision Manager? • How is it used? • Why use Revision Manager? • Fixing links in Solid Edge • Using Redefine Links in Revision Manager • Document selection • Performing actions • Copy • Rename (Move) • Where Used, Set PathSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. Revision Manager  Revision Manager is a component of the Solid Edge installation  Located in Solid Edge View and Markup  Integrated with OS  Accessible via right-click in Windows Explorer or from View and Markup toolSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. Revision Manager  Can be used to  Copy and rename (move)  Replace parts  Find related documents  Create new revisions  Update links between documents  Preview a documentSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. Revision Manager  Why use Revision Manager?  Solid Edge will not find files moved via Windows Explorer to a different location  Revision Manager will show them as “file not found”Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. Revision Manager Broken Links – opt1  Fix broken links with Solid Edge using Edit Links  Single component operation  Need to in-place activate (IPA) the sub-assy  Time-consuming processSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. Revision Manager Broken Links – opt2  Fix broken links with Revision Manager using Redefine Links  Works on multiple files  No need to IPA into sub-assy  Need to define current and redefined link pathsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. Revision Manager  Selection of documents  All at once  Multiple single components (holding down Ctrl)  Multiple contiguous components  To deselect click againSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. Revision Manager  Selection of documents (cont’d)  Select by type  Find  Select Files (very powerful selection tool)Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. Revision Manager  Set Action to  Copy  Rename Component  Rename (Move) Component  Replace Component  Perform Actions after setting them up Rename a component Move a componentSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software D
  13. 13. Revision Manager  Where Used search  Finds where selected document(s) are used in other documents  Searches for documents anywhere on your network  Performs actions on found documents  Great functionality for links control before changes take place  Set Path  Browse to a new location  Collapse folder structure • Use Edit - Replace to preserve folder structureSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software D
  14. 14. Automatic Drawing Views Drawing views can be created by dragging the model file from the Library tab in EdgeBar Three “Standard” views (Top, Front, and Right side views) for single part Isometric view for assemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software D
  15. 15. Quicksheet Templates Drawing view creation can be based on automatic templates called Quicksheet Templates Automatic views and tables Automatic title block text Ideal for maintaining company standards or drawing consistencySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software D
  16. 16. Get 3D Driving Dimensions from imported 2D drawings Supports 2D drawings such as AutoCAD and more… Linear and radial dimensions become editable in 3D 3D driving dimensions can be locked or used in equations Unique capability not possible in a history based systemSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software D
  17. 17. Out of Date Drawing Views  Solid gray box  Drawing View is Out of Date  Four corners  Model is Out of Date  Solid gray box and four corners  Both Model and Drawing View are Out of DateSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. Out of Date Drawing Views Can appear with a view of a single part file or assembly file If printed, the gray box does not show Use the Drawing View Tracker to understand more Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 19 Siemens PLM Software D
  19. 19. BOMs of blocks We have a macro that creates a Bill of Material for any 2D block on a sheet. The macro has an ini file that aids the user in “customizing” what the BOM looks like. The macro reads from the block properties that are saved with the block.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software D
  20. 20. Layers: More than just for Dimensions/Text Did you know you can place Drawing Views on a layer? (any view) Anything that can be placed on a drafting sheet can be placed on a layer.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software D
  21. 21. Drawing View Depth How many use the Drawing View Depth tool? How many didn’t know about the tool? Why would you want to use it? You can use it on any orthogonal views, section views, and broken out sections viewsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software D
  22. 22. Shortcut Keys Part  Selection Manager – Shift + Spacebar  Zoom to Fit – Double-click Middle Mouse Button  Zoom to Area – Alt + Middle Mouse Button Drag  Move Steering Wheel and maintain orientation – Press and hold the shift key then drag Steering Wheel to desired location Assembly  Toggling between Face priority and Part priority – Ctrl + Spacebar  Turn off dynamic drag of parts and assemblies – Ctrl + Shift + DSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software D
  23. 23. Did you know? You can navigate to the folder in the Parts Library where the current assembly resides by clicking Ctrl + . (period) in the Parts Library window. Ctrl+.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software D
  24. 24. Did you know?Press and hold Ctrl + Shift and then scroll the mouse wheel to change theperspective view of a model Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 25 Siemens PLM Software D
  25. 25. Did you know?In Sketch, Profile, and Draft, you can press “a” or “l” to alternate betweendrawing lines and arcs. Select the Line command and draw a line  Press “a” to begin to draw a tangent arc  Command automatically switches back to line after completing the arc Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 26 Siemens PLM Software D
  26. 26. Did you know?You can add jog handles to leaders by Alt + click. Atl+click Alt+click Drag Atl+click Drag Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 27 Siemens PLM Software D
  27. 27. Did you know?You can move a Balloon connection point by pressing and holding the Alt key anddragging the connection point at the arrowhead to the new location. Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved. Page 28 Siemens PLM Software D
  28. 28. Thank You! © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
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