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Productivity Summits 2013

Thanks to Dave Ault for reminding me of this.

The Productivity Summits are one day, free events, 8 am to 3:30 pm, held over the next few weeks at locations around the US and Canada….

Who moved my cheese? (Solid Edge ST6 help and training)

To summarize
Solid Edge ST6 user assistance combines help + training into one collection on the web. With web help and training, you get:

A new Solid Edge Help home page that prov…

ST6: How do You Use the New Interface Customizations?

Sixteen years ago when I changed from AutoCAD/Mechanical Desktop to SolidWorks, my main advice for other people making the same change was to simply forget everything they thought they knew about CAD…

Working with Units and Standards in Solid Edge

For those of you outside of the US, Monday was Labor Day, which kind of demarks the end of summer. So my usual Monday-Wednesday-Friday schedule has been disrupted a little. I’ll be back on track next…

ST6: Synchronous Delete

Let’s say that you imported a part from SolidWorks. Maybe that part looks like this to the right. The part has lots of rounds on it. If you are used to working with history-based modelers, getting a …

Solid Edge Now Available Through Monthly Subscription

If you are starting a new business, do you buy a building right away? No. You rent one. If you have a surge in business that will only last a few months, do you hire a new full-time employee? No. You…

Multi-Body Modeling Part 3: How to Make Multiple Bodies

Making multiple bodies in a single part is easy. Here are a few methods for doing it:

Disjoint Solids

When you create solid regions that don’t touch one another, these are calle…

Multi-Bodies, Part 2: Managing and Manipulating

In the last post we talked about what kinds of things multi-body modeling (MBM) might be good for, on the conceptual level. In this post I want to talk more about some MBM facts – capabilities and to…

Why Do We Need Multi-Body Modeling?

 
This is going to be a series of blog posts covering the topic of multi-body modeling (let’s call it MBM) in Solid Edge. It has taken me a while to get my head around this topic because it is…