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Ever wonder who is behind your screen when working with Solid Edge?

***Update see at the bottom***

Meet the SE Planning Team, at the Solid Edge ST4 Global Launch Event.

Those guys and girl are the tips of the iceberg, who have start shaping a new era in the CAD modeling.

OK, at first many of you yell loud when Synchronous Technology was launch.

For some of us the cultural shock was bigger, but now that Synchronous Technology and its non linear modeling techniques  mature, people now realize new ways to add Synch modeling to their design. In fact a whole CAD industry is working in that direction and Solid Edge have take the lead with its fourth release candidate.

Also let’s not forget all the GTAC team members, Kyle, Wayne, Jeff, Ken, Andrew, John, Jim, Paul, Marcelo, Rene, Woody…..  those are the one who makes the link between the planning and you.Next time you log something, just drop  hello from Solid DNA in your request 😉

Also let’s not forget Laura who works backstage.

If not already done, join the ST4 launch, remember this launch event is technically base no marketing scam, It is in direct line with the previous “Siememens PLM Productivity Summit

So for those of you who get FUD about Solid Edge and the Synchronous Technnology come and see for yourself





Oups almost forget to post the link 🙂 …… meet the Planning team

Solid Edge ST4 Global Launch Event; Meet the SE Planning Team.

Happy design everyone

P.S. Update here the support and testing field lead by Laura Watson and Doug Stainbrook


17 March 2011 Posted by | ST4, Synchronous Technology | Leave a comment

You ask, You heard, You wait – Solid Edge ST4 Global Launch Event

You ask, You heard, You wait…. well now its time to commit to the ST4 Global Launch event by registering HERE. and check the LinkedIn event

This event focus on technical session, no marketing scam.
No doubt that the” Closer look at ST4″ will be one of the most popular session see the event guide
Why you should attend this event:
  • Increase your productivity and the value you deliver to your company
  • Pick up dozens of Solid Edge design tips and ideas
  • Dig into Solid Edge features you may not have had time to explore
  • Network and share design tips with fellow Solid Edge users from around the world
  • Broaden your contacts with suppliers and potential new customers
  • Get your hands on the latest software, Solid Edge ST4, and learn from the people who developed it.
  • And most importantly: be part of shaping the future of Solid Edge!
  • We will have great visit from Australia…. can you guess who will it be? 😉
More details on the event:
  • There will be a welcome reception and networking opportunity on the evening of June 14th, 2011.
  • Cost: Early bird registration will be $250/user through March 31st, 2011. After that registration will be $350/user.
  • The event will be held at The Westin Huntsville (+1 (256) 428-2000). We have secured a special discounted rate for a limited number of event registrants. Book your hotel room now.
  • Download the event guide for more details.

3 March 2011 Posted by | ST4, Synchronous Technology | Leave a comment

A CAD smackdown – direct vs. parametric modeling

Yesterday’s CADalyst CAD magazine, host a webcast about “Direct vs. Parametric”.

Topic: When, why and how to use direct and/or parametric modeling in your business.include

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25 February 2011 Posted by | Synchronous Technology, Traditional Technology, Uncategorized, Webcast | 1 Comment

A CAD smackdown — direct vs. parametric

On the Edge, the Solid Edge mechanical chronic of Cadalyst CAD site since 2003, propose a webcast Direct vs. Parametric Thurday February 24 2011

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23 February 2011 Posted by | Other stuff, SEwST, Synchronous Technology, Traditional Technology, Webcast | 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

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.

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

ST2 Steering wheel

New release of synchronous technology introduce new behavior and layout for the steering wheel.

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28 October 2009 Posted by | Interface, Learning material, SEwST, Synchronous Technology | , , , , | 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

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

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

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

SEwST 2 keynote detail-Pattern

Has I mention ST 2 is not only about big announcement, FEA, sheet metal etc… it is also in small details. Those who did not work with ST1 will not be able to measure the difference.

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19 June 2009 Posted by | Interface, Pattern, plmconx, SEwST, Sketching, Synchronous Technology | | 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

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

Solid Edge Simulation

One of the new module introduce in ST2 is the Simulation module. This extend the family of product in that field.

The simulation in the velocity series include three modules:

  • Solid Edge simulation Express (FEMAP Express)
  • Solid Edge simulation

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11 June 2009 Posted by | FEA, Synchronous Technology | , , , , | Leave a comment

ST 1 information regroup

To make some room for ST2 i regroup the link information of ST 1 at the botoom of ST1 page

11 June 2009 Posted by | SEwST, Synchronous Technology | , | Leave a comment

PLM Wolrd convention presentation

I have talk about one presentation that i found interesting,

Dora Smith from the Social marketing has put a nice interview with the presenter, so why not share with you this interview….

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11 June 2009 Posted by | Assembly, Dimension, Learning material, SEwST, Synchronous Technology | , , , | Leave a comment

SEwST 2 keynote – sketch

Did not had much time to post while at the user conference so after driving 20 hrs back home and a good weekend of sleep. I have some free time to post more details. Watch for new articles in the next couple of days

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10 June 2009 Posted by | SEwST, Sketching, Synchronous Technology, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

PLM connection 2009

For those who wonder if attend the even worth it, i would say yes.

Some peoples will argue that i will provide free information on my blog about the next release so why going there.

First some information i provide may be related to something see at the user conference, most of those who did not attend would not be able to relate this information  to something.

Second peoples will ask questions on new features, i do not have all the answers. Attend the conference give you access to those who write the code. Some minor correction could also be done at the beta stage. Or ask new stuff for ST3, you will be there to justify your demand and demonstrate your point.

Third it will give you the possibility to plan the implementation of the next release, of course for smaller company the impact is less then a company with hundred of seats. But planning and managing is the key to success. Proactive company get more success then those who are re-active.

Fourth networking, who in those wrought times could refuse the opportunity to meet potential customers or suppliers.  I saw many active discussion and some report going out for a business lunch.

User presentation, if your a passive person who seat there and watch you will probably miss a lot of information’s, but if you pay good attention and get involve in the presentation you will understand that good and valuable information are available. One of the presentation i love was the one before mine from Brian Hara of Industrial Control.

You also see how the world is small, I had the chance to make contact  after 15 years with a classmate. He is on the west coast while i am on the east coast.

Has a blogger i had the chance to speak with one or two readers.

At breakfast I had a discussion with someone who the might before end in a small bar with one of the best jamming session he have heard. You should have see he’s eyes when speaking  about it. It was like a revelation for him.

Last, you may give the excuse it cost 2000 or so… unless i am wrong, company have tax deduction when doing their tax report so the real price would probably less….. let say we divide this in half.

10 June 2009 Posted by | Other stuff, Synchronous Technology | | Leave a comment

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