Sheet Metal Modeling: a hands-on experience                             © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
Doug Stainbrook  Background:    I am the team leader for the Solid Edge Field Support Team. This group is     the techni...
Executive Summary  Today’s Topics:    Does your company manufacture sheet metal parts? Do you need a better     understa...
Hands-on 1  Open ASM_01_00701.asm  In place activate into PSM_01_00333.psmSolid Edge. Design better.                   ©...
Hands-on 1  Create a rectangle by center on the x-y plane  Make it 190 mm x 200 mm  Angle 0.00°Solid Edge. Design bette...
Hands-on 1  Extrude the region down    Thickness (3.58 mm) is determined     by the setting in the material table.  Go ...
Hands-on 1  Select 3 edges and drag the small arrow to create 3 flanges simultaneously    Drag down to the keypoint at t...
Hands-on 1  Toggle Hide Previous Level from the View tab to hide   the background parts  Add Smart dimensions to the   i...
Hands-on 1  Note that you can change either the inside dimension or the outside   dimension to control the width of the s...
Hands-on 1  Show the background parts and sketch a circle on the top of the cover   (about 130.00 mm diameter)  Create a...
Hands-on 1  Sketch a line on the side of the sheet metal cover above the belt  Use the line to create a jog    jog 30.0...
Hands-on 1  Use the steering wheel to rotate the side face    Rotate 35°Solid Edge. Design better.                      ...
Hands-on 1  From the backside of the part, drag a   short flange about 20.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better.                ...
Hands-on 1  Relate the small flange to be coplanar to the back   flange of the coverSolid Edge. Design better.           ...
Hands-on 1  Select the edge  SHIFT+Click the primary axis and drag off of the edge 1.00 mm and click   to establish the ...
Hands-on 1  Select the primary axis and drag to the keypoint of the back flange to   establish a 1.00 mm gapSolid Edge. D...
Hands-on 1  Drag flanges from both side flanges simultaneously to the keypoint at the end   of the side bracketSolid Edge...
Hands-on 1  Use Coplanar relate on the thickness face to align   to the back flangeSolid Edge. Design better.            ...
Hands-on 1  Create a Smart dimension for the flange and make   it 35.00 mm and Lock the dimension  Rotate the side face ...
Hands-on 1  Use Project to Sketch to create a .50 mm offset of the 2 mounting bolts   to create clearance holes  Use reg...
Hands-on 1  Create a Smart dimension to drive the height of the jog or to move the top   face of the part up or down    ...
Hands-on 1  Add a coplanar relationship from the edge of the small flange to the jogged face  Rotate the jogged face 22....
Hands-on 1  Rotate the thickness face about 85.00°Solid Edge. Design better.                  © Siemens AG 2011. All Righ...
Hands-on 1  Start a sketch with the line command    Put the cursor over the jogged face    Use "N" key to set the prope...
Hands-on 1  Select the 2 regions and start to drag to cut away the corner    Toggle symmetry setting to cut symmetricall...
Hands-on 1  Select the dimple and click the edit handle    Edit the profileSolid Edge. Design better.                   ...
Hands-on 1  Delete the original circle  Use the Project to Sketch command to project the edges of the belt to use for th...
Hands-on 1  Accept and point the arrow to the inside of the profile  Make it 5.00 mm deeper for more clearance with the ...
Hands-on 1  Use the text profile command from the   sketch tab to add text to the part    Make size 12.00 mm    "NOT A ...
Hands-on 1  Lock to the top face    Use "N" key to orient to the shown edge     click F3    Place the sketchSolid Edge....
Hands-on 1  Use the sketch to define an Etch featureSolid Edge. Design better.                    © Siemens AG 2011. All ...
Hands-on 1  From the Tools tab, Flatten the model  Select the top face and the left edgeSolid Edge. Design better.      ...
Hands-on 1  You can use the options to change the display of the dimple.Solid Edge. Design better.                       ...
Hands-on 1  Return to the designed 3D state by clicking the synchronous node  Close and return to the top level assembly...
Hands-on 2  Open ST2BP2.psm  Multiple flanges can be dragged off of the tab at the same time.  Select both end thicknes...
Hands-on 2  From a side view Fence select the bottom 2 thickness faces  Select the small axis and drag two more flanges ...
Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension by selecting the edge shown     Notice how the dimension automatically attaches to the...
Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension to the inside faces of the part     With synchronous technology it does not matter how...
Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension to the end flange and   lock the dimension value  Now when we rotate the sides, this f...
Hands-on 2  Show the sketch in the model by turning   on its display in PathFinder  Select the regions created by the   ...
Hands-on 2  Set the extent type to Finite  Begin to drag the cut into the part and   note how the region is cutting the ...
Hands-on 2  Change the option in the QuickBar to a wrapped cut and watch as the part is   unbent and the cutout is create...
Hands-on 2  Now we want to make the side face of the side flange vertical.  Select the face shown and select Horizontal/...
Hands-on 2  Now we want to add the small tab to the opposite side of the flange.  First we will create a Mirror Plane. ...
Hands-on 2  Select the 4 thickness faces of the tab  Select Mirror from the Home Tab  Select the plane to mirror aboutS...
Hands-on 2  Select 2 side faces on the mirrored side and drag     Note that the mirrored faces behave associatively.Soli...
Hands-on 2  Next we are going to Mirror a flange.     Select Flange 6 from PathFinder  Select the Mirror command again ...
Hands-on 2  In this case we want to shorten the mirrored flange, so it is not desirable for   the two flanges to behave a...
Hands-on 2  Now you can change the length of the mirrored flange independently.Solid Edge. Design better.                ...
Hands-on 2  Now we will move the two outside flanges such   that they are coplanar with the middle flange.  Select the c...
Hands-on 2  Before selecting the target face, disable Symmetric about base (S), Coplanar   axis (A), and Thickness chain ...
Hands-on 2  Finally we will copy and paste a flange onto   the opposite side of the part.  Select Flanges 7 and 8 from P...
Hands-on 2  Reorient as shown by selecting the orange bearing point on the secondary   axis and rotating it about the pri...
Hands-on 2  Using SHIFT+click on the origin, move the steering wheel to the corner shown   to preserve its current orient...
Hands-on 2  Select Copy from the home Tab or click CTRL+C  The steering wheel orientation was important for the   paste ...
Hands-on 2  When the face highlights, click F3 to lock to the plane     The copied geometry will flip 180°.Solid Edge. D...
Hands-on 2  Click to place the construction geometry  Select the Primary axis to move the geometry and align with the to...
Hands-on 2  Rotate the primary axis by clicking a bearing knob on the steering wheel  Move the geometry on the tab by cl...
Hands-on 2  While the construction geometry is still highlighted, RMB click and select   AttachSolid Edge. Design better....
Hands-on 2  …and just because we CAN….. roll the model over and select the mirrored   flange face shown  Select Coplanar...
Hands-on 2  DONESolid Edge. Design better.   © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 61                              ...
Hands-on 3  Open 01-Housing.psm  Note that it is an Ordered Part  We want to stretch the part longer and wider.  Selec...
Hands-on 3  Note that it fails due to some unsupported features  This will require some reorder.     We want to maintai...
Hands-on 3  The dimple feature must be ordered to the bottom.     There are 2 Mirror features that are related to the di...
 Reorder the FanHoles group to just  below Flange 4 Expand the FanHoles group and make  the following selection set from...
Hands-on 3  This is now a synchronous sheet metal part   with the Jog, Hole Pattern, and dimples left in the   Ordered no...
Hands-on 3  Note that the dimples did not track with the change     Result of an Ordered mirror feature  Create an Orde...
Hands-on 3  Edit the Mirror 4 in the Dimples Group     Select the Plane step and redefine to the new plane     Accept t...
Hands-on 3  Next we want the holes in the jogged flange to be symmetric from front to back.     Edit the profile for the...
Hands-on 3  Now the Ordered features will track with another change.  Fence select the Pattern end again and drag anothe...
Hands-on 3  You may also fence select one side and make the housing wider.     Because the part was built symmetric to t...
Hands-on 3  Transition to Synchronous     What are the 3 ways?  Add a sketch for an Etch feature  Etch it into the par...
Hands-on 3  Flatten the model  Add manufacturing Tabs  DONE!Solid Edge. Design better.   © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights ...
Conclusions    Solid Edge with synchronous technology makes designing and editing sheet    metal parts fast and easy with ...
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Does your company manufacture sheet metal parts? Do you need a better understanding of how to model those parts using synchronous sheet metal design? If so, then this hands-on session is for you. We will walk through step by step modeling sheet metal parts in Solid Edge ST4. We will look at specific workflows and techniques to improve your productivity designing sheet metal parts in synchronous technology. Even if you have legacy files that you want to be able to modify in a synchronous way, we will walk through when and how to move sheet metal features to the synchronous environment for faster edits.

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Solid Edge ST4 Event: Session 210 Sheet Metal Modeling in Solid Edge a Hands-on Experience by Doug Stainbrook

  1. 1. Sheet Metal Modeling: a hands-on experience © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.
  2. 2. Doug Stainbrook  Background:  I am the team leader for the Solid Edge Field Support Team. This group is the technical resource for supporting Solid Edge pre-sales activities around the world. Before coming to the Solid Edge team, I spent about 10 years as a designer for various industries. In 1999, I was hired as a Solid Edge Application Engineer in Philadelphia, PA. In 2000, I came to Huntsville, AL, to the home of Solid Edge to work in the Field Support group.  Areas of Expertise:  Synchronous and ordered part and sheet metal modeling  Personal interests:  Photography, art, high-speed engraving and website designSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 2 Siemens PLM Software
  3. 3. Executive Summary  Today’s Topics:  Does your company manufacture sheet metal parts? Do you need a better understanding of how to model those parts using synchronous sheet metal design? If so, then this hands-on session is for you. We will walk through step-by-step modeling of sheet metal parts in Solid Edge ST4. We will look at specific workflows and techniques to improve your productivity designing sheet metal parts in synchronous technology. Even if you have legacy files that you want to be able to modify in a synchronous way, you will learn when and how to move sheet metal features to the synchronous environment for faster edits.  Key Takeaways:  Greater understanding of and confidence in synchronous Sheet Metal modelingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 3 Siemens PLM Software
  4. 4. Hands-on 1  Open ASM_01_00701.asm  In place activate into PSM_01_00333.psmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 4 Siemens PLM Software
  5. 5. Hands-on 1  Create a rectangle by center on the x-y plane  Make it 190 mm x 200 mm  Angle 0.00°Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 5 Siemens PLM Software
  6. 6. Hands-on 1  Extrude the region down  Thickness (3.58 mm) is determined by the setting in the material table.  Go to the material table and change the gage to 14 gageSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 6 Siemens PLM Software
  7. 7. Hands-on 1  Select 3 edges and drag the small arrow to create 3 flanges simultaneously  Drag down to the keypoint at the end of the side bracket  Use Material Inside optionSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 7 Siemens PLM Software
  8. 8. Hands-on 1  Toggle Hide Previous Level from the View tab to hide the background parts  Add Smart dimensions to the inside and outside by simply clicking the inside and outside edgesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 8 Siemens PLM Software
  9. 9. Hands-on 1  Note that you can change either the inside dimension or the outside dimension to control the width of the synchronous sheet metal part.  No extra calculation of material thickness is need to control either width.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 9 Siemens PLM Software
  10. 10. Hands-on 1  Show the background parts and sketch a circle on the top of the cover (about 130.00 mm diameter)  Create a dimple to make clearance for the pulley shaftSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 10 Siemens PLM Software
  11. 11. Hands-on 1  Sketch a line on the side of the sheet metal cover above the belt  Use the line to create a jog  jog 30.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 11 Siemens PLM Software
  12. 12. Hands-on 1  Use the steering wheel to rotate the side face  Rotate 35°Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 12 Siemens PLM Software
  13. 13. Hands-on 1  From the backside of the part, drag a short flange about 20.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 13 Siemens PLM Software
  14. 14. Hands-on 1  Relate the small flange to be coplanar to the back flange of the coverSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 14 Siemens PLM Software
  15. 15. Hands-on 1  Select the edge  SHIFT+Click the primary axis and drag off of the edge 1.00 mm and click to establish the side to offsetSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 15 Siemens PLM Software
  16. 16. Hands-on 1  Select the primary axis and drag to the keypoint of the back flange to establish a 1.00 mm gapSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 16 Siemens PLM Software
  17. 17. Hands-on 1  Drag flanges from both side flanges simultaneously to the keypoint at the end of the side bracketSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 17 Siemens PLM Software
  18. 18. Hands-on 1  Use Coplanar relate on the thickness face to align to the back flangeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 18 Siemens PLM Software
  19. 19. Hands-on 1  Create a Smart dimension for the flange and make it 35.00 mm and Lock the dimension  Rotate the side face 16.00°  Disable Symmetry Live Rule (S)Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 19 Siemens PLM Software
  20. 20. Hands-on 1  Use Project to Sketch to create a .50 mm offset of the 2 mounting bolts to create clearance holes  Use regions to drag the holes through the flangesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 20 Siemens PLM Software
  21. 21. Hands-on 1  Create a Smart dimension to drive the height of the jog or to move the top face of the part up or down  Pull top down to 35.00 mm  Push jog down to 45.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 21 Siemens PLM Software
  22. 22. Hands-on 1  Add a coplanar relationship from the edge of the small flange to the jogged face  Rotate the jogged face 22.00° to remove interference with the pulley  Disable Coplanar Live RuleSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 22 Siemens PLM Software
  23. 23. Hands-on 1  Rotate the thickness face about 85.00°Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 23 Siemens PLM Software
  24. 24. Hands-on 1  Start a sketch with the line command  Put the cursor over the jogged face  Use "N" key to set the proper orientation of the cursor lines before clicking F3 to lock the plane  Sketch a closed shape to use to cut away the sharp cornerSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 24 Siemens PLM Software
  25. 25. Hands-on 1  Select the 2 regions and start to drag to cut away the corner  Toggle symmetry setting to cut symmetricallySolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 25 Siemens PLM Software
  26. 26. Hands-on 1  Select the dimple and click the edit handle  Edit the profileSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 26 Siemens PLM Software
  27. 27. Hands-on 1  Delete the original circle  Use the Project to Sketch command to project the edges of the belt to use for the dimple profileSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 27 Siemens PLM Software
  28. 28. Hands-on 1  Accept and point the arrow to the inside of the profile  Make it 5.00 mm deeper for more clearance with the pulley shaftSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 28 Siemens PLM Software
  29. 29. Hands-on 1  Use the text profile command from the sketch tab to add text to the part  Make size 12.00 mm  "NOT A STEP"Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 29 Siemens PLM Software
  30. 30. Hands-on 1  Lock to the top face  Use "N" key to orient to the shown edge click F3  Place the sketchSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 30 Siemens PLM Software
  31. 31. Hands-on 1  Use the sketch to define an Etch featureSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 31 Siemens PLM Software
  32. 32. Hands-on 1  From the Tools tab, Flatten the model  Select the top face and the left edgeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 32 Siemens PLM Software
  33. 33. Hands-on 1  You can use the options to change the display of the dimple.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 33 Siemens PLM Software
  34. 34. Hands-on 1  Return to the designed 3D state by clicking the synchronous node  Close and return to the top level assembly  Hint: to see the etch, show the curves for this part  DONE!  Close the modelSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 34 Siemens PLM Software
  35. 35. Hands-on 2  Open ST2BP2.psm  Multiple flanges can be dragged off of the tab at the same time.  Select both end thickness faces and drag down about 50.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 35 Siemens PLM Software
  36. 36. Hands-on 2  From a side view Fence select the bottom 2 thickness faces  Select the small axis and drag two more flanges 25.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 36 Siemens PLM Software
  37. 37. Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension by selecting the edge shown  Notice how the dimension automatically attaches to the virtual vertices of the bends, as this is the driving dimension for the design  Change the value to 125.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 37 Siemens PLM Software
  38. 38. Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension to the inside faces of the part  With synchronous technology it does not matter how it was built; we can add the driving design dimensions later, like controlling the inside dimensions of the sheet metal part.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 38 Siemens PLM Software
  39. 39. Hands-on 2  Add a Smart dimension to the end flange and lock the dimension value  Now when we rotate the sides, this flange will remain its set length.  Select the side flange and move the steering wheel to the upper edge  Initiate a rotate by selecting the torus and begin to drag  Click “O” to disable Orthogonal to base if possible in Live Rules  Key in 20°Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 39 Siemens PLM Software
  40. 40. Hands-on 2  Show the sketch in the model by turning on its display in PathFinder  Select the regions created by the closed profileSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 40 Siemens PLM Software
  41. 41. Hands-on 2  Set the extent type to Finite  Begin to drag the cut into the part and note how the region is cutting the model in the default settingSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 41 Siemens PLM Software
  42. 42. Hands-on 2  Change the option in the QuickBar to a wrapped cut and watch as the part is unbent and the cutout is created across the bend  Accept and the part is re-bentSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 42 Siemens PLM Software
  43. 43. Hands-on 2  Now we want to make the side face of the side flange vertical.  Select the face shown and select Horizontal/Vertical Relate from the command ribbon  Select the face shown to be make it verticalSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 43 Siemens PLM Software
  44. 44. Hands-on 2  Now we want to add the small tab to the opposite side of the flange.  First we will create a Mirror Plane.  Create a coincident plane to the face shown  Use the steering wheel to move to the middle of the flangeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 44 Siemens PLM Software
  45. 45. Hands-on 2  Select the 4 thickness faces of the tab  Select Mirror from the Home Tab  Select the plane to mirror aboutSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 45 Siemens PLM Software
  46. 46. Hands-on 2  Select 2 side faces on the mirrored side and drag  Note that the mirrored faces behave associatively.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 46 Siemens PLM Software
  47. 47. Hands-on 2  Next we are going to Mirror a flange.  Select Flange 6 from PathFinder  Select the Mirror command again  Use the thickness face of the main tab as the mirror plane to force the tab far outside of the part  Notice how Solid Edge extends the tab to meet the flangeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 47 Siemens PLM Software
  48. 48. Hands-on 2  In this case we want to shorten the mirrored flange, so it is not desirable for the two flanges to behave associatively.  RMB click on the last Mirror feature in PathFinder and select Break  Mirrored feature becomes an independent flangeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 48 Siemens PLM Software
  49. 49. Hands-on 2  Now you can change the length of the mirrored flange independently.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 49 Siemens PLM Software
  50. 50. Hands-on 2  Now we will move the two outside flanges such that they are coplanar with the middle flange.  Select the coplanar Face Relate command  Select bottom face of the outside flange with the slot in it as the seed face and acceptSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 50 Siemens PLM Software
  51. 51. Hands-on 2  Before selecting the target face, disable Symmetric about base (S), Coplanar axis (A), and Thickness chain (H) options in Live Rules  Select the bottom of the center plane as the target to be coplanar withSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 51 Siemens PLM Software
  52. 52. Hands-on 2  Finally we will copy and paste a flange onto the opposite side of the part.  Select Flanges 7 and 8 from PathFinder  Move the steering wheel to top faceSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 52 Siemens PLM Software
  53. 53. Hands-on 2  Reorient as shown by selecting the orange bearing point on the secondary axis and rotating it about the primary axisSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 53 Siemens PLM Software
  54. 54. Hands-on 2  Using SHIFT+click on the origin, move the steering wheel to the corner shown to preserve its current orientationSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 54 Siemens PLM Software
  55. 55. Hands-on 2  Select Copy from the home Tab or click CTRL+C  The steering wheel orientation was important for the paste operation to paste the flange back into the model and precisely position it.  Click Paste from the home tab or click CTRL+V  On the opposite side of the part, hover the mouse over the thickness faceSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 55 Siemens PLM Software
  56. 56. Hands-on 2  When the face highlights, click F3 to lock to the plane  The copied geometry will flip 180°.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 56 Siemens PLM Software
  57. 57. Hands-on 2  Click to place the construction geometry  Select the Primary axis to move the geometry and align with the top edge of the main tab by clicking a keypointSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 57 Siemens PLM Software
  58. 58. Hands-on 2  Rotate the primary axis by clicking a bearing knob on the steering wheel  Move the geometry on the tab by clicking the axis and dragging it to about the middle of the edgeSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 58 Siemens PLM Software
  59. 59. Hands-on 2  While the construction geometry is still highlighted, RMB click and select AttachSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 59 Siemens PLM Software
  60. 60. Hands-on 2  …and just because we CAN….. roll the model over and select the mirrored flange face shown  Select Coplanar Face Relate command and make the pasted flange coplanar with the other 3 flanges  Be sure to reset to the default Live Rules before accepting the targetSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 60 Siemens PLM Software
  61. 61. Hands-on 2  DONESolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 61 Siemens PLM Software
  62. 62. Hands-on 3  Open 01-Housing.psm  Note that it is an Ordered Part  We want to stretch the part longer and wider.  Select the last feature and attempt to Move to SynchronousSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 62 Siemens PLM Software
  63. 63. Hands-on 3  Note that it fails due to some unsupported features  This will require some reorder.  We want to maintain the Stagger Pattern.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 63 Siemens PLM Software
  64. 64. Hands-on 3  The dimple feature must be ordered to the bottom.  There are 2 Mirror features that are related to the dimple.  Select the dimple and the 2 related mirror features and group them together  Rename: Dimples  Group Hole 12 and 13 together  Rename FanHolesSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 64 Siemens PLM Software
  65. 65.  Reorder the FanHoles group to just below Flange 4 Expand the FanHoles group and make the following selection set from PathFinder for Move to Synchronous (in blue)Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 65 Siemens PLM Software
  66. 66. Hands-on 3  This is now a synchronous sheet metal part with the Jog, Hole Pattern, and dimples left in the Ordered node.  Fence select the back of the part and drag 100.00 mmSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 66 Siemens PLM Software
  67. 67. Hands-on 3  Note that the dimples did not track with the change  Result of an Ordered mirror feature  Create an Ordered Parallel plane to the midpoint of one of the side edges  Reorder the plane above the Dimples GroupSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 67 Siemens PLM Software
  68. 68. Hands-on 3  Edit the Mirror 4 in the Dimples Group  Select the Plane step and redefine to the new plane  Accept the warningSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 68 Siemens PLM Software
  69. 69. Hands-on 3  Next we want the holes in the jogged flange to be symmetric from front to back.  Edit the profile for the Ordered Hole 2 feature  Unlock the 270 dimension  Add a locked 10 mm dimension from the left endSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 69 Siemens PLM Software
  70. 70. Hands-on 3  Now the Ordered features will track with another change.  Fence select the Pattern end again and drag another 100 mm  Note that the holes and dimples now update as desiredSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 70 Siemens PLM Software
  71. 71. Hands-on 3  You may also fence select one side and make the housing wider.  Because the part was built symmetric to the base reference planes, the mirrored features update correctly.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 71 Siemens PLM Software
  72. 72. Hands-on 3  Transition to Synchronous  What are the 3 ways?  Add a sketch for an Etch feature  Etch it into the part  Transition back to OrderedSolid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 72 Siemens PLM Software
  73. 73. Hands-on 3  Flatten the model  Add manufacturing Tabs  DONE!Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 73 Siemens PLM Software
  74. 74. Conclusions Solid Edge with synchronous technology makes designing and editing sheet metal parts fast and easy with intuitive and powerful tools and workflows.Solid Edge. Design better. © Siemens AG 2011. All Rights Reserved.Page 74 Siemens PLM Software

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