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webinar – Get Started with Product Data Management

It’s looks like December is the month of Data Management

Register by clicking the link below

Get Started with Product Data Management

December 9, 2 PM (Eastern)

How effective is your product management? How are you managing CAD data today? Want to get started with product data management (PDM) but not sure where to begin? Learn the basics of PDM and which capabilities are important at this 45 minute webinar:

  • Managing Product and Process Data
  • Bill of Materials Management
  • CAD Data Management

23 November 2010 Posted by | CAD, Data managment, Management | , | Leave a comment

Made in Solid Edge

Update…

Lately, my attention was caught by a strange design, when I notice Made in Solid Edge.

So i would like to share this picture.

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6 May 2010 Posted by | Assembly, CAD, Other stuff, Sucess | , , , | 1 Comment

Rename a part in the context of an active assembly

 A question ask  recently:

I work in an assembly and I need to rename a file?  How todo it  without closing my active project?

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12 March 2010 Posted by | Large assembly, Learning material, Management | , , | Leave a comment

StreaManager Enhance Revision Manager functionalities

The objective of StreaManager is to make the daily handling of Solid Edge files quick and easy.

StreaManager consists of three programs:

  • An Add-in for Solid Edge, which records all files, including properties and links in a database
  • A client program that acts as the user interface to database
  • A management program

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25 February 2010 Posted by | Assembly, Management | , , | Leave a comment

PLM Wolrd museum

Wonder how all things start at Simens PLM Software..

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4 February 2010 Posted by | CAD, Learning material, Other stuff | , , | Leave a comment

MDI compress air car

Looking for a new car, compress air car are now a reality and Solid Edge is part of the development

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4 February 2010 Posted by | CAD, Manufacturing, Other stuff, Sucess | , , | 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

Step 1

Step 2

 

For other general inquiries visit

http://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en_us/products/velocity/solidedge/free2d/index.shtml

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

www.soliddna.com 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.

www.soliddna.com

 

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

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology award

Designnews .com  post  a news about SEwST winning the Golden Mousetrap award

“…While the merits of history-free vs. history-based or parametric CAD systems have been debated for years, 2009 was the year vendors made huge strides in bridging the benefits of both modeling technologies in one product. Perhaps no 3-D CAD company did as much to advance the trend as Siemens PLM Software with the introduction of Synchronous Technology, its next-generation modeling approach…”

18 September 2009 Posted by | CAD, Other stuff, SEwST, Sucess, Synchronous Technology | , , | Leave a comment

Solid edge reference

On this page you will found links propose par Solid Edge users, if you have a link you would like to add, send me a mail or use the request page.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/about-solid-dna/solid-edge-reference/

17 July 2009 Posted by | CAD, Group of dicussion, Learning material, Other stuff | , | Leave a comment

Training options for Solid Edge users

Is this title tellig you something? If the answer is yes you probably not need to read further. Anyone else please follows the link. 

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10 July 2009 Posted by | CAD, Learning material, Other stuff | , | Leave a comment

Inventor fusion or AutoCAD revisit?

I wasn’t sure if I should write about Inventor fusion. Then Technology Preview was available so why not take  a sneak peak at it and see what this first preview can offer.

My first impression, it give me the déjà vu impression. We are in a AutoCAD world, without all the icons, toolbar and functionalities… except for the multi body operation.

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25 June 2009 Posted by | CAD, Inventor Fusion, Other stuff, SEwST, Solidworks, Synchronous Technology | , , | 1 Comment

Linear or non-linear modeling that’s the question?

Recent discussion got my attention and i would like to add my 2 cents to the pot:

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13 June 2009 Posted by | CAD, Other stuff, Synchronous Technology | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Bill McClure, Dan Staples Get CAD Society Leadership Award

Bill McClure, Dan Staples Get CAD Society Leadership Award

DENVER, CO, Apr 10, 2009 – The CAD Society today announced that Bill McClure and Dan Staples, from Siemens PLM Software’s Solid Edge software team, are joint winners of the CAD Society’s 2009 Leadership Award.

The CAD Society Awards acknowledge the contributions made by individuals that have affected and developed the CAD, engineering, manufacturing and architecture software industries. The Leadership award is presented for outstanding technical and business leadership in the CAD industry, and focus and dedication to the needs of CAD users.

Both Bill McClure and Dan Staples have been behind the CAD system known as Solid Edge since it started as an R&D project in 1993. Then owned by Intergraph, Solid Edge started life as ‘Project Jupiter’ and demonstrated some highly innovative ideas in 3D, well before 3D on a PC was mainstream. The software was sold to UGS in 1998, with both Bill and Dan staying on the Solid Edge team as both its strategic and development leaders.

 

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10 April 2009 Posted by | CAD, Other stuff, Sucess | , | Leave a comment

Multi CAD interoperability

Lately I receive two different kind of email….

One was about the cost of CAD interoperability:

«…Interoperability Costs and Challenges
The costs of product data interoperability issues is difficult to quantify, but is generally regarded as significant.  In 1999, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a study of the U.S. automotive industry, which claimed data-exchange costs were $1 billion per year, and that study involved only the automotive industry.  Imagine what that is now!  The study accounted for tangible costs such as rework or outsourced translation but didn’t include issues related to longer development times or inefficient reuse of files.  In a 2007 CADCAMNet Interoperability Survey, 100% of OEMs indicated that they exchanged 3D CAD data with outsourced engineers but received CAD data in their preferred format only 34% of the time.

With some 66% of 3D CAD files being delivered in a format other than the preferred one, most manufacturing companies are faced with the daunting task of transferring files between dissimilar systems. Many issues affect CAD data exchange and present common challenges.»

If this study reflects in all or in portion your situation, consider Synchronous Technology has one of our tools to overcome those challenges. In those rough times you need to take all the A’s and the wild cards at your disposal.

So while we go thru rough times and companies struggle with making their business more profitable, the other mail was marketing a web series for a CAD software. While taking a quick look at it, I got myself to a point where I ask me this question….Customer centric or Product centric?

Customer centric

It seems that companies who claim to be customer centric, place the customer at the center of their taught. So much at the center, once they became customer they are place inside a paddock where walls of marketing are erect all around to prevent them to look on the other side. Along that they use what is call Branding to associate anything to their product, making customers at the center believe nothing else exist.

One of the latest CAD marketing strategies I saw was some kind of web base TV show to promote their product.

That’s what I a call placing customers at the center.

At some point it seems like the Roman Empire who build stadium to distract the population, to keep it occupied and entertain. This was a way to control the population. In today’s world, stadium has been replaced by TV (Web). A mind that is entertained will virtually stop thinking; this is a strategy that most TV operator has understood to keep us strap to our seat.

Product centric

It seems that companies who claim to be product centric place the product at the center of their thought. So much at the center, the evolution of the product is a priority and it could shake the foundation of what was establish or taken for granted. Since the product is place at the center, there is no reason to erect wall to contain customers, this is one of the main differentiator between customer centric and product centric.

Once the product is at the center they send marketing in order to help discover what this will bring to market and what benefits customers could gain from it.

At some point it seems like Library of Alexandria where knowledge was at the center.

A product centric company will help you keep in sigh your goals or destination.

In between, the neutral zone

A neutral zone exit in between, the use of that neutral zone depend on the philosophy/motivation behind it: Customer or Product centric?

Customer centric likes that zone because it helps them look better. In fact solution they offer may seem to be similar to what product centric companies have. But on a closer look we can spot some difference and some are major. This is where the web TV entertains you instead of informing you.

Conclusion

Next time our attention is divert toward a marketing campaign, think about I am being entertain or I am being inform? If you are being entertained ask you why.

While some other CAD company produce TV web base episode in order to distract and entertain you, Solid Edge ST2 is being prepare to be launch with new and enhance features to help you overcome the challenge of CAD interoperability.

17 March 2009 Posted by | CAD, Other stuff, Synchronous Technology, Trouble Shooting | , , , , | Leave a comment

Early PC adopter

For those who where early adopter of pc, Commodore 64 , might remember what I just fall into…

http://toastytech.com/guis/c64g.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GEOS_(8-bit_operating_system)

For those who would like to digg little more

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=UTF-8&p=Commodore+64+GEOS

Happy remember

21 January 2009 Posted by | CAD, Other stuff, Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

   

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