Building Something

I decided to just build something. I’m starting simple, with a piece of furniture – a piano bench. I’m going to do as much of this as makes sense in Synchronous. I’ve probably got about 2-3 hours int…

Why Don’t You Use Synchronous?

Why Don’t You Use Synchronous?

Usually I write articles trying to answer a question, or trying to advocate for a certain point of view. But this time is different. The main thrust of this entree is to ask you, meaning Solid Edge u…

Imported Parts and Drawings

There are a lot of things I could call this article, but at its root it has to do with imported parts and drawings. The main feature I’m going to use is called Create 3D, which is perhaps a name that…

Variables

Variables in Solid Edge are intuitively easy to use. As a former SolidWorks guy, Solid Edge Variables simplify things immensely (link values, equations, global variables, variables, etc in SW) and at…

Time to Start Thinking About SEU14

Time to Start Thinking About SEU14

Solid Edge University is coming up quickly, and it’s a couple of weeks earlier than last year. It will probably also be bigger than last year. Being in Atlanta should make it easier for people to get…

Annual Solid Edge User Survey

Want to have input into the future of Solid Edge? Dan Staples and the development team want to hear from you. They’ve put together the annual Solid Edge User Survey which will be used to develop enha…

Applying a Maintenance Pack

Applying a Maintenance Pack

I haven’t written at all about Solid Edge support. Just today I had the opportunity to call the GTAC (Global Technical Access Center) people about a support issue. I was having some difficulty applyi…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Sentimentality doesn’t often fly on a professional and technical blog, but in the end, behind the other concerns, Thanksgiving is one holiday that everybody has a stake in. I want to take this opport…

Secondary Sheet Metal Features: Dimple, Drawn Cutout and Bead

The last sheet metal features we talked about were the Gusset and Louver. These are features that don’t require sketches. The ones we’re going to talk about today are the Dimple and the Drawn Cutout,…