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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

How Do You Get Through Your Day?

Recently shown on SportsCenter, Tom Rinaldi reported the life of Richie Parker.  He is an engineer at Hendrick Motorsports, and he was born without arms.  Richie works as a chassis and body component designer on Siemens PLM software NX, and all of his work is done with his feet, torso and head.

Tim Larsen
Marketing Manager
Ally PLM Solutions Inc

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Solid Edge ST5 - Maintenance Pack 8 Now Available

Solid Edge ST5 - Maintenance Pack 8 Announcement:

The latest Maintenance Pack (MP8) for Solid Edge ST5 is now available for download.
You can download the Maintenance Pack here:
A valid WebKey account is needed to access Maintenance Pack downloads. To create a WebKey you need your Customer Sold-To ID and your WebKey Access Code, both found under Solid Edge Help, About. You can create your WebKey account here:

Installing Maintenance Packs is quick and easy. Some known security issues arise with installing any software on Windows 7 OS regarding User Access Control (UAC); these same issues exist when installing MPs. Windows UAC should be turned off and after unbundling the download run the .exe as administrator by right mouse clicking on the file and selecting Run as Administrator from the quick menu. Most UAC security issues can be avoided by installing Solid Edge to a location on the client machine anywhere other than the default “Program Files” folder. As long as the user has full write permission to a folder location such as C:\SolidEdge\ these issues should not arise.

Ally PLM encourages all of our customers to stay current with released Maintenance Packs. Maintenance Packs deliver the most current updates and resolution of PRs to your software platform. You can find detailed information regarding the PRs that a Maintenance Pack addresses in the “readme” .txt file found with the MP download.

The Ally PLM Technical Support Team is available to answer any questions and provide support for all of your needs; including Maintenance packs. You can contact the Ally PLM Technical Support Team via email at or via phone at (513) 984-0480 Option: 4

Matt Johnson
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 Available for Download

Ally PLM wants to ensure that you know that Solid Edge ST6 has been released to manufacturing. Solid Edge ST6, English will be available for download here, or at during the work week of July 29th or shortly after customer license files are available. Physical shipments will begin as quickly as DVDs and software kits can be created.  Additional languages will be posted for download as they become available.  Click here to see how to properly download Solid Edge.

Shipments will start the first week of August and be completed in September. 

To check out What's New in Solid Edge ST6, check out the replay below of our Solid Edge Lunch Bytes: What's New in ST6 (Part 1).  Solid Edge ST6 provides seamless transition from competitive systems by promoting the re-use of much of the Inherent Intelligent model data. 

Features being shown in the first video of our ST6 Lunch Bytes series include efficient assembly modeling, stamped metal part design, expanded tools for stylized surfacing, and world-class drafing with faster design optimization. Maximize product efficiencies, and take product development to a new level while reducing costs.

Click here to register for What's New in ST6 (Part 2) taking place on August 15, 2013 from 12:30pm - 1:00pm EST hosted by Ally PLM Application Engineer Navjot Gill.

Tim Larsen
Marketing Manager
Ally PLM Solutions Inc