Get the Most out of Sheet Metal Modeling                                   © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Dan Vinson – Product Manager  Background:       Solid Edge since 2004       Industrial Designer, Project Management, Ch...
ST4 Sheet Metal Modeling  Today’s Topics:       Integrated Modeling       Environment Navigation       Cross Modes wit...
Continued Evolution of Synchronous Modeling Modeling is Mutating  video games  sophisticated hardware  online communiti...
Concept Demonstration Try this: 1.    Use “Insert Part Copy” to add a Synchronous SM file into a Traditional Sheet       M...
Evolution of Synchronous Modeling       V20                       ST                ST2                    ST3 and Beyond ...
Integrated Modeling  There are two modes of modeling in ST4    Synchronous & Ordered  Both modes may be accessed indepe...
Integrated Modeling     Synchronous elements are created in the SYNCHRONOUS mode     Synchronous elements can be edited ...
Switching Modes The user can switch between the Ordered mode and the Synchronous mode in  3 ways   RMB click context men...
Switching Modes  The user can switch between the Ordered mode and the Synchronous mode in   3 ways (contd)     Clicking ...
Sheet Metal Modeling Demo Startup Mode Switching Adding Elements Integrated ModelingSolid Edge. Design better.   © Siemens...
Environment Map - Interface            Environment                Environment           Synchronous PART    Synchronous SH...
Environment Map - Interface            Environment                                        Environment           Synchronou...
Cross Mode Modeling Using Synchronous elements inside of Ordered Features  Allowed for most features  Use the “Select fr...
Cross Environment Modeling Switch to Part / Switch to Sheet Metal  Ordered Features can be added to the Synchronous Model...
Integrated Modeling Demo Cross Mode Modeling Cross Environment Modeling Environment SwitchingSolid Edge. Design better.   ...
Sheet Metal Gage Management Global Problem  How do you spell it, “Gage” or “Gauge”?  Many standards, little conformity ...
Sheet Metal Gage Management Manage all Gages and Properties in Microsoft Excel  Separate document that can be centrally m...
Sheet Metal Gage Management Excel Worksheet Represents Material  Add a material to stock, add a sheet  Copy existing she...
Sheet Metal Gage Management Gage Tables per Material  Each Table contains Property Information including    Material Thi...
Sheet Metal Gage Management Each Gage contains a Bend Table  Calculates the Neutral Factor based on Bend Angle and Radius...
Move to Synchronous Ongoing Campaign to Equivalency  Features converted to Synchronous model elements  Ordered feature d...
Environment Map - Conversions                                            Synchronous SHEET METAL Move To Synchronous      ...
Environment Map - Conversions            Synchronous PART            Synchronous SHEET METAL                              ...
Environment Map - Conversions            Synchronous PART            Synchronous SHEET METAL                              ...
Environment Map - Conversions                                        Synchronous SHEET METAL                              ...
3D PDF Export  Direct Export to Adobe Acrobat 3D PDF file    Model colors are exported    PMI dimensions and annotation...
Conclusions  ST4 Advances the Synchronous Paradigm without Sacrifices    Integration continues forward    Traditional m...
Finally,  Thank you for your attendance    Make it valuable, meet others    Keep this going!  Questions and Comments  ...
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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 209 Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Sheet Metal Modeling by Dan Vinson

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This session communicates the fundamentals of a sheet metal model in Solid Edge. ST4 integrated the Synchronous and Ordered elements into a single model. Attendees will learn the common concepts of sheet metal modeling while also exploring the distinctions between the two modeling environments. Reviews of current and new functionality will be enhanced by demonstrations of practical applications.
- Conversion and Move to Synchronous
- Synchronous Features
- Switch to Part operations
- When Ordered is Best

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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 209 Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Sheet Metal Modeling by Dan Vinson

  1. 1. Get the Most out of Sheet Metal 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 Sheet Metal Modeling  Today’s Topics:  Integrated Modeling  Environment Navigation  Cross Modes with Features  Sheet Metal Gages  Key Takeaways:  Using all Environments in Integrated Modeling  Managing Gage with ST4 EnhancementsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. Continued Evolution of Synchronous Modeling Modeling is Mutating  video games  sophisticated hardware  online communities New Users Prefer Synchronous • graphic window driven workflows • lack of history • recycling geometry Traditional Users have Invested Systems • 8 layer deep assemblies • advanced FOP structuresSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. Concept Demonstration Try this: 1. Use “Insert Part Copy” to add a Synchronous SM file into a Traditional Sheet Metal File. 2. Open both files in the same window 3. Edit the Synchronous Sheet Metal Part Concept DemonstrationSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. Evolution of Synchronous Modeling V20 ST ST2 ST3 and Beyond Traditional Traditional Traditional Synchronous / Ordered Part Synchronous Part Synchronous Part Synchronous SM Synchronous / Ordered SM Added File Types: Added File Types: Consolidated File Types Sync Assembly Sync Metal Part Sync Part Sheet Metal AssemblySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. Integrated Modeling  There are two modes of modeling in ST4  Synchronous & Ordered  Both modes may be accessed independently in ST4 for creation of elements  In ST4, the user can combine the Traditional (now called "Ordered") and Synchronous paradigms in an Integrated Design Environment  A Model may be purely Ordered or SynchronousSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. Integrated Modeling  Synchronous elements are created in the SYNCHRONOUS mode  Synchronous elements can be edited in either modeling mode  May be used as parent to Ordered elements Ordered Synchronous OrderedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. Switching Modes The user can switch between the Ordered mode and the Synchronous mode in 3 ways  RMB click context menu in the graphics window or on PathFinder  Tools tab > Model Group  Can be used to add the missing node to PathFinder if the file is purely synchronous or purely orderedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. Switching Modes  The user can switch between the Ordered mode and the Synchronous mode in 3 ways (contd)  Clicking the nodename in PathFinder switches the mode  Only if both nodes already exist in the fileSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. Sheet Metal Modeling Demo Startup Mode Switching Adding Elements Integrated ModelingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. Environment Map - Interface Environment Environment Synchronous PART Synchronous SHEET METAL Transition Transition Ordered PART Ordered SHEET METALSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  13. 13. Environment Map - Interface Environment Environment Synchronous PART Synchronous SHEET METAL Transition Transition Ordered PART Switch To… Ordered SHEET METALSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
  14. 14. Cross Mode Modeling Using Synchronous elements inside of Ordered Features  Allowed for most features  Use the “Select from sketch” option  Part and Sheet Metal  Example using 3 contour flangesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
  15. 15. Cross Environment Modeling Switch to Part / Switch to Sheet Metal  Ordered Features can be added to the Synchronous Model  Part Features parented by Sheet Metal elements  Protrusions and Partial Thickness Cuts allowedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
  16. 16. Integrated Modeling Demo Cross Mode Modeling Cross Environment Modeling Environment SwitchingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
  17. 17. Sheet Metal Gage Management Global Problem  How do you spell it, “Gage” or “Gauge”?  Many standards, little conformity  Not just thickness… Materials are Unique  Type, thickness, and standard all contribute to the complexity  Uses and Shop Tools add to the confusion  Relief, Bend Radius, and Neutral Factors are all gage elementsSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. Sheet Metal Gage Management Manage all Gages and Properties in Microsoft Excel  Separate document that can be centrally managed (gagetable.xls)  Excel preferred already  Copy, paste, reorder, and perform calculations  Format allows for growth and universal applicationSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  19. 19. Sheet Metal Gage Management Excel Worksheet Represents Material  Add a material to stock, add a sheet  Copy existing sheet, change name  Customize gages per materialSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
  20. 20. Sheet Metal Gage Management Gage Tables per Material  Each Table contains Property Information including  Material Thickness  Bend Radius  Bend Relief ValuesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
  21. 21. Sheet Metal Gage Management Each Gage contains a Bend Table  Calculates the Neutral Factor based on Bend Angle and Radius  Interpolated solutions between settings  Optional, use of equations allowedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
  22. 22. Move to Synchronous Ongoing Campaign to Equivalency  Features converted to Synchronous model elements  Ordered feature dimensions migrate to PMI dimensions  Binds to virtual vertices at bends Move to SynchronousSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
  23. 23. Environment Map - Conversions Synchronous SHEET METAL Move To Synchronous SYNC SM TAB  Feature by Feature Process SYNC SM FLANGE  Move the base elements to Synchronous  Tabs  Flanges  Simple Contour Flanges  All remaining ordered features move up Ordered SHEET METAL ORDERED SM TAB ORDERED SM FLANGE ORDERED SM FEATURESolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
  24. 24. Environment Map - Conversions Synchronous PART Synchronous SHEET METAL SYNC SM TAB Ordered Model SYNC SM FLANGE SYNC SM FLANGE Transform to Synchronous Sheet Metal  Entire Model is Processed at once  Similar to Conversion  Available in  PART  Synchronous Sheet MetalSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
  25. 25. Environment Map - Conversions Synchronous PART Synchronous SHEET METAL SYNC SM TAB Ordered Model SYNC SM FLANGE SYNC SM FLANGE Transform to Synchronous Sheet Metal  Entire Model is Processed at once  Similar to Conversion  Available in  PART  Synchronous Sheet MetalSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 25 Siemens PLM Software
  26. 26. Environment Map - Conversions Synchronous SHEET METAL SYNC SM TAB Imported SYNC SM FLANGE Model SYNC SM FLANGE Transform to Synchronous Sheet Metal  Entire Model is Processed at once  Similar to Conversion  Available in  PART  Synchronous Sheet MetalSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 26 Siemens PLM Software
  27. 27. 3D PDF Export  Direct Export to Adobe Acrobat 3D PDF file  Model colors are exported  PMI dimensions and annotations displayed in exported file  Rotate and zoom allowed in AdobeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 27 Siemens PLM Software
  28. 28. Conclusions  ST4 Advances the Synchronous Paradigm without Sacrifices  Integration continues forward  Traditional model information is not lost  Removing Conversion Obstacles  Sheet Metal Gage Management  Traditional request for more control and distinction  Additional Neutral Factor control  Reduce redundancy in gage namingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 28 Siemens PLM Software
  29. 29. Finally,  Thank you for your attendance  Make it valuable, meet others  Keep this going!  Questions and Comments  Open DiscussionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 29 Siemens PLM Software

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