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GrabCad top ten Solid Edge tutorials finalist

Grabcad create a Solid Edge tutorials contest and here the top ten finalists:

Marek with “Solid Edge Frame Tutorial

Grant Holohan with “How to Link an excel file to a solid-edge part

Suraj Mal with “Tutorial on modeling Tennis Ball

Sudhir Gil with “Tutorial on modeling spark plug

David Nelson with “How to Make and Assemble a Pillow Block

Andreas Gkertsos with “How to Create a 3D Curve in SolidEdge

Edison Phoenix with “How to Create a Word on a Cylinder

Abre with “Simple Simulation Tutorial

Hendy with “How to Make a Simple Spring in Solid Edge

Cemal Uslu with “How to Model an Apple Device Dock in Solid Edge


27 May 2012 Posted by | Académique, DIY, Learning material | Leave a comment

Solid Edge Student edition

Solid Edge Student edition is now available.

Get and annual licence for 49.95 or a permanent one for 149.95

Visit (one year licence) (permament licence) (permanent license)

Please Note: There are no cancellations or refunds on this product.

Graduate knowing how to use the industry’s most complete history-free, feature-based 2D/3D CAD system, Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology.

This academic student version is built upon the award winning commercial version and includes much of the core functionality the engineering curriculum demands. Lean Solid Edge now and be better prepared to enter the job market.

What’s included:

  • Assembly design
  • Surfacing with Rapid Blue
  • Complete part and sheet metal modeling
  • Frame, piping, rigid or flexible tubing design
  • Automatic 2D drawing creation
  • Photorealistic rendering and animation
  • Model revision control with view and markup tools
  • Goal Seek for solving 2D free body diagrams
  • Integrated tutorials
  • Supported standards: ISO, ANSI, BSI, UNI, DIN or JIS
  • Data translators for: DXF, DWG, SAT, IGES, STEP
  • A annual 1 year license

System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows® XP Professional operating system (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows Vista® Business or Vista Enterprise operating system (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 (IE 6.0 minimum) At least 1 GB RAM (recommended: at least 2 GB RAM)
  • A minimum of 1.7 GB of free disk space
  • 65K Colors at 1024 x 768 (recommended: True 32-bit color at 1280 x 1024)

This product does not run on Windows 7

This software allows 1 install and the customer must supply the computer host ID upon purchase.


  • No software transfers between computers are allowed. If the student changes computers they must purchase a new license.
  • Student Edition licenses are not eligible to receive technical telephone support (GTAC).  You can always connect to the Academic forum

Students who purchase a license through one of the two vendors will receive a license file with a sold-to and Webkey Access Code.  That sold-to and Webkey Access Code will automatically create a Student limited
Webkey. Use it to visit the mention vbulletin forum.

Finding your HostID – If you have TCP/IP installed, run ipconfig/all from a Command Prompt window. Click Start, then Run, then type cmd in the text box. Type in ipconfig/all in the Command Prompt Windows. The 12-digit Physical Address is the same as MAC address.

6 December 2010 Posted by | Académique | Leave a comment

PLM Connection: John Devitry – Utah State Space Dynamics Lab

21 July 2010 Posted by | Académique, plmconx | Leave a comment

Solid Edge students take the state!

Two 1st place finishes in the Alabama SkillsUSA Technical Drafting Competition highlight the strength of Solid Edge modeling. One went on to win the national championship!

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20 July 2010 Posted by | Académique, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Who said cool stuff could not be made in ST

From the PLM world, meet M. John Devitry a passionate teacher who open the minds of his students using Synchonous Technology.


From John Banquer reply i add this little survey

3 July 2010 Posted by | Académique, plmconx, Synchronous Technology | | 2 Comments

Youth Development

Huntsville Center for Technology student wins silver medal in the national SkillsUSA Technical Drafting Competition.

5 May 2010 Posted by | Académique | , , | Leave a comment

Ever wonder where you could ask questions about Solid Edge?

For those who do not own a solid edge lincense and would like to know more about it or simply ask questions to validate any informations or rumors you heard about Solid Edge;  turn to the solid edge free 2d forum.

It is a free forum  that anyone can  register and get real answers from the Solid Edge community and from those who know the software from the inside,  the Solid Edge development team.

Free 2D

Whether you are using 2D across your company or for a specific 2D design process, Solid Edge 2D Drafting will give you an immediate advantage with production-proven capabilities including drawing layout, Goal Seeking, diagramming, and dimensioning. It is fully compliant with ISO, ANSI, BSI, DIN, JIS and UNI, and it’s absolutely FREE to download and use.

Solid Edge 2D Drafting eases the transition from 2D AutoCAD with import wizards, matched fonts and color schemes, XREF support, paper/model space support and much more. Get up to speed faster with a built-in Command Finder – never look for AutoCAD equilvalent command again.

Solid Edge 2D Drafting requires Windows XP or Vista and now includes the Free Solid Edge Viewer. Make sure you have Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later for the download.

To get your FREE copy of Solid Edge Free 2D Drafting and join the forum

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For other general inquiries visit

14 January 2010 Posted by | Académique, CAD, Draft, Other stuff, Sketching, Solid Edge 2D | , , , | Leave a comment is now public

Solid DNA would like to offer to the CAD community a unique training experience.


Peoples who want to learn how to design with a CAD software, are no longer spectator.

With Solid Edge Virtual Training, you are an  actor in your learning process.


The web site will host  Solid Edge Virtual Training, a new interactive and immersive training experience.

You will learn  3D CAD software design without having to install any software.

8 January 2010 Posted by | Académique, CAD, Learning material, Tutorial, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Conditional formula

For those who need to create conditional formula, i have place a document in the tutorials section.


27 November 2009 Posted by | Académique, Dimension, Learning material, Part modeling, Tutorial, Variables Table | , , , | Leave a comment

Solid Edge Academic forum

To all peoples in the academic sector, visit the Solid Edge academic forum.

23 November 2009 Posted by | Académique | | Leave a comment


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