View Orientation Tools

One of the sets of tools I haven’t covered yet, and indeed I don’t understand very well yet is the set of Orient tools. I was a master of view orientation in a previous life, and the knowledge I had ……

Two Nice Bits of Drawing Automation

This week I came across a couple of drawing automation bits that are really nice, and I just want to call attention to them for those who maybe never knew about them, or maybe those who have forgotte……

A new beginning

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jason Newell. I am an Applications Architect for The Charles Machine Works, Inc. in Perry, OK where I have worked for 16 years in the IT department. Dur……

Opposite-Handed Parts and Drawings

For this blog article, I admit, I’ve borrowed an idea from Dan Staples. About 6 months ago, a user was asking a question on the forum about how to make a mirrored part and a mirrored draft from the o……

Making a Block Suitable for Schematics

Solid Edge installs with a lot of blocks that you can use for annotations and schematics, but the need may come up where you need something that isn’t supplied.  You have to make your own. It is……

Bill McClure and Dan Staples in New Positions

Mainstream Engineering, which includes Solid Edge, Femap, and CAM Express, has seen a shuffle at the top. Bill McClure has been the leader of this segment, but is now moving on to VP of Special Proje……

Schematic Diagrams in Solid Edge

Schematic diagrams are one of the purely 2D functions that make Solid Edge such a full-featured CAD program. There are a lot of people who use one program for 3D and another one for 2D. With Solid Ed……

Where 2D is Not an Afterthought

Ok, we’re finally going to get to talk about drawings, or “draft” as you all say in this neck of the woods. For those of you who don’t use Synchronous, and I know that’s a fair number, you get a litt……

Solution Manager: Up Close and Personal

Last week, right at the buzzer (4:45 pm on Friday), Chris Dayton, the man at the levers behind the curtains of Live Rules, agreed to talk to me and answer my questions. Special thanks to Chris for hi……