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Steering Wheel basics

One of the fundamental tool inside the Synchronous Technology, is the steering wheel.

In this article you will explore the steering wheel basics

The steering wheel is an important element of the Synchronous design, it help you move and orient surfaces of your model.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/part/steering-wheel/

8 May 2010 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, SEwST, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conditional formula

Add conditions to your design

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/part/conditional-formula/

12 April 2010 Posted by | Part modeling | | Leave a comment

New Virtual style answer in the question corner

Hello to all Solid DNA reader’s

Many of you have heard about the new Solid Edge Virtual Training  coming soon, if not take a look at this preview page and spread the word around you, so people in the CAD business can experience training like nothing else before.

http://www.soliddna.com/Preview/preview.html

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8 December 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Live Rules, Part modeling | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Conditional formula

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

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

 

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

PLM World Newsletter

PLM World has publish the quaterly e-newsletter.

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

Alan Question

How to lock the center of a slot to a local reference plane?

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16 October 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, Relate Command, Tutorial | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New tutorial file

Hi all

Look in the tutorials section.  I upload a tutorial about basic part creation under ST. I also answer a question how to move part body around the Base Coordinate System.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

9 July 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, Tutorial | , , | Leave a comment

SEwST 2 keynote detail – hole alignment

This next article highlight one of the command see at PLM world, Hole alignment. This command came from a workflow develop under ST1 that make its way into a single command for ST2

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5 July 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, plmconx, Relate Command, SEwST, Tutorial, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Last PLM file presentation

Hi All

See the tutorials section for the last file relate to my presentation.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

29 June 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, Tutorial | , , , , | Leave a comment

SEwST 2 keynote detail-Persistent symmetry and other

In the first release of Synchronous Technology symmetry was recognize by  Live Rules when the part was model around the main plane.

If symmetry was need in a offset position we had to use the manual symmetry place in the advance Live Rules.

ST2 enhance the symmetry capability.

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17 June 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Live Rules, Part modeling, plmconx, SEwST | , , , , , | Leave a comment

PLM World presentation file

I add another file tutorial from my presentation at the PLM World.

This will probably interest users and non solid edge users, has i show a part create in a linear way and non-linear way.

Visit the tutorials section

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

16 June 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, plmconx, SEwST, Synchronous Technology | , , | Leave a comment

New tutorial file

Visit the tutoriels section to download the latest tutoriel file.

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9 June 2009 Posted by | Part modeling, Tutorial | , , | Leave a comment

DVD tutorials are being synchronize

Visit  the link below for the latest video tutorials offer

http://www.soliddna.com/Preview/preview.html

 

Update: DVD tutorials below  can be order, but are replaced by Solid Edge Virtual Training

HI all

Has many request, a new version of the DVD tutorials showing the fluent interface and the Synchronous Technology is on it’s way.

Keep visiting the blog and spread the word.

I’ve been quiet these days has i prepare myself for the user conference and finish some professional obligation.

 When return from the conference, i will look forward to post new stuff. If you have special things you would like me to write, send your request

Here two preview of the update DVD tutorials

 

 

Happy modeling all

20 May 2009 Posted by | Learning material, Part modeling, SEwST, Synchronous Technology, Tutorial | , , , | Leave a comment

New tutorial available

Check the tutorials section, a new tutorial regarding a concrete block with a drain at it’s center.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

Click the link Concrete block

19 April 2009 Posted by | Dimension, Learning material, Part modeling, Tutorial | , , , | Leave a comment

Variables table

At the heart of any design we can found an idea.

From that idea design intent is born

Design intent is then strip down to rules that are reduce to simple expressions or variables.

This is where the Variables Table takes its meaning.

In this article I will introduce in a depther way this essential tool need to create parametric model.

Variables Table

14 April 2009 Posted by | Dimension, Part modeling | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Update – Multiple Solutions

Check at the bottom of the article

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/multiple-solutions/

13 March 2009 Posted by | Assembly, Part modeling, Sketching | , , , | Leave a comment

New Camera tutorial

Hi everyone

Sorry if i have taken long to post new stuff

Look in the tutorials section, a new one is available in three parts. I admit i was inspire by an external source.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

Enjoy

23 February 2009 Posted by | Part modeling, Tutorial | , , , , | Leave a comment

Multiple solutions

I do not intend or pretend to resolve all problems with this article, but if I can give you some good guidelines to develop good practices, the travel will be less chaotic

The mysterious case of Multiple Solutions

25 January 2009 Posted by | Large assembly, Part modeling, Sketching, Trouble Shooting, Tutorial | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Spherical ramp

Question ask thru newsgroup lead to this proposal to create some kind of spherical ramp.

Look in the Tutorials section, top right corner of the screen.

Hope you enjoy, if you have a different version just send it, will take a look.

https://soliddna.wordpress.com/tutorials/

18 January 2009 Posted by | Part modeling, Tutorial | , , , , | Leave a comment

Pattern traditional and Synchronous

In a recent discussion in a newsgroup, question was ask about hole alignment. Portion of the discussion where about placing hole in a circular pattern. So I produce a small video, this not answer all questions but give an idea of the concept.

The initial idea was to show a little bit more about Pattern.  However, I realize interesting facts.

1- Word was spread that 2D cannot control 3D. So people reading about Synchronous where leaving with this impression. I confess I am part of this miss leading information. Especially where the 2D is move in the used Sketches bin, when we show extrusions. However, for pattern this is not applied.

2- I use more often pattern along a curve in ST.

Why?

Because the concept of procedural feature. Procedural feature inside Solid Edge is like an evolution of what we commonly call feature. Common procedural features are hole, shell and round. You can easily identified procedural feature, when select a small handle is available. By trying to reproduce this concept inside each of my actions, it seems easier to control a Synchronous model.

3-The build time of this simple part was roughly 30 percent less. 1:30 versus 1:00.

This is not the most rigorous scientific test ever, but I believe enough accurate to see the potential.

4- Users have the same controls and more flexibility when it comes time to apply changes on the part versus a traditional part, even if less constraint.

5- Has you see, this is done while evolving inside Fluent Interface….

Not bad for a first release. What could we expect in the next coming releases?

If you take time to read on the net those who blog about ST you can find interesting clue

«….Workflow — Here, I think the whole story wasn’t quite made clear. Yes, it’s true that history-based modeling and Synchronous Technology are quite different and you don’t mix and match the modeling styles within the same part design. But we DO allow and encourage mix/match at the assembly level – you can create models using either technology (both are included in Solid Edge even in the base package) and create assemblies of both types mixed. With the next release of Solid Edge, ST2, we will continue to expand this notion, allowing even more flexibility with assemblies with mixed part types. In general, you will continue to see us evolve and merge the two technologies to continue to leverage the best of each….»

«…Just in the modeling arena, they differ quite a bit in how they handle features (procedural features – a lot more on this coming in ST2) and dimension driven editing…»

Click HD on the video to watch in hi-def

13 January 2009 Posted by | Part modeling, Synchronous Technology, Traditional Technology, Tutorial, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

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