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Friday, February 27, 2015

Tip of the Week February 27


NX Tip of the Week
February 27, 2015

NX - Chamfering Multiple Hole Sizes in NX CAM

Sometimes you may have parts that have holes with different diameters and also different chamfer sizes. There is a new operation in NX CAM that can simplify chamfer operations. The new Hole Chamfer Milling operation can easily chamfer a variety of diameters and chamfer sizes. The Hole Chamfer Milling operation is new in NX10 although it was actually released in a later Maintenance Release of NX9 (NX9.0.2). The example below illustrates how to use the new operation.
     
1)  In the part shown below you will notice holes that vary in diameter and chamfers with different depths:


2)  When defining the tool make sure the diameter is smaller that the smallest hole you will be chamfering and also be sure to define the tracking point:


3)  Select Hole Chamfer Milling operation:


4)  Specify Feature Geometry by selecting the holes to chamfer:


5)  Generate the operation and notice each of the holes have been chamfered:


Chad Varney
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bird Technologies designs better with Solid Edge

With synchronous technology, this radio frequency equipment maker achieved many technical and business goals. By replacing its old history-based CAD process with new synchronous technology, Bird can redesign entire products 75% faster and revise feature and part designs 180 times faster. On the sales and business front, Bird has cut product costs, reduced product weight, increased length of warranties and product performance. Watch the video and read the story.

Learn how


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Learn how Solid Edge can save you time on design and development at http://allyplm.com/solidedge/ or sign up for an informative webinar at http://allyplm.com/futureofcad/ 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tip of the Week February 20


Solid Edge Tip of the Week
February 20, 2015
Solid Edge - Drafting and Construction Bodies

If you have parts in an assembly that are not appearing in your draft, it is possible this is because they are construction bodies which do not show up in draft by default. There are two ways to fix this, you can either make them design bodies or, if you want them as construction bodies, you can set the draft to show construction bodies.

1)  For the first method, double click on the part that isn't showing up and open up the Construction Bodies dropdown:

Then you can right click on each of those, and hit toggle design/construction. This will make them design bodies which will show up in the draft by default. They will then show up in the draft.

2)  For the second method, open the assembly in drafting, right click on it and select Properties: 

Then click the button shown in the screenshot below and select List All: 

From there you can find the Construction Bodies and then select Show: 


Either one of these methods will allow you to show construction bodies in drafting.

Patrick Barton
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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Maintenance Pack 13 for Solid Edge ST6 Now Available

Solid Edge ST6 - Maintenance Pack 13 Announcement 

ST6 Maintenance Packs can be downloaded from:

Installation:
After downloading the Maintenance Pack to your machine, unbundle the zip file and then
dbl click on exe to install the Maintenance Pack.

E-mail Notification:
To receive direct e-mail notification for new Solid Edge Update or Maintenance Packs, subscribe
to the SFBmail notification.

To initiate your subscription, navigate to: http://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/general/email.shtml for the web interface.
Or send an e-mail message (message and subject line should be blank) to: sfbmail-subscribe.plm@siemens.com  

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 technical.support@allyplm.com or via phone at (513) 984-0480 Option: 4

Tracy Tijan
Marketing Director
Ally PLM Solutions

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

UTTIS designs better with Solid Edge

Read how this industrial heating equipment manufacturer re-use CAD data to reduce time needed for design changes by 27%, decreased time-to-market from 8 to 5 months and increased its ability to design complex products.




Try Solid Edge for free

Learn how Solid Edge can save you time on design and development at http://allyplm.com/solidedge/ or sign up for an informative webinar at http://allyplm.com/futureofcad/ 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Tip of the Week February 13


Solid Edge Tip of the Week
February 13, 2015

Solid Edge - Importing a Material Table

When upgrading to ST7, many users will have custom material tables that they will want brought forward into the new version. There are two ways this can be accomplished.

The first way to bring the material table into ST7 is to copy the old .mtl file and paste it into C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST7\Preferences\Materials. Once this is done, you should see a new library appear in the material table.

The other way to bring your material table forward to ST7 is by importing it. To do this, open up the material table, right click and select New Library:

After you create your new library and name it, you can right click on it and select the Import option:

After selecting Import, browse out to an existing .mtl file or .xls file which contains the material table. Once the library has been imported you can then add new materials, copy existing materials or properties and add them to new materials, or even create your own custom material properties. Face styles and fill styles can also be edited now while in the material table. 

Ben Weisenberger
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Now Available for Download - Maintenance Pack 4 for Solid Edge ST7

We are pleased to announce that Maintenance Pack 4 (MP4) for Solid Edge ST7 is now available for download:

ST7 Maintenance Packs can be downloaded from: 


Installation:
After downloading the Maintenance Pack to your machine, unbundle the zip file and then
double click on exe to install the Maintenance Pack.

E-mail Notification: 
To receive direct e-mail notification for new Solid Edge Update or Maintenance Packs, subscribe
to the SFBmail notification.

To initiate your subscription, navigate to: http://support.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/general/email.shtml for the web interface.

Or send an e-mail message (message and subject line should be blank) to: sfbmail-subscribe.plm@siemens.com

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 technical.support@allyplm.com or via phone at (513) 984-0480 Option: 4.

Tracy Tijan
Marketing Director
Ally PLM Solutions

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Latest CAMWorks Promotion - Don't Miss It!


CAMWorks 2.5 Axis Milling including 4/5 Axis Indexing with 1 year of updates and support for $4,495
Includes options:
  • Turning, 2.5 Axis VoluMiill or Wire EDM at no cost
  • Add Mill-Turn for $1,500 or Mill-Turn plus Sync Manager and CW Virtual Machine Standard for $4,500

CAMWorks 3 Axis Milling including 2.5 Axis Milling, 4/5 Axis Indexing with 1 year of updates and support for $8,995
Includes options:
  • Turning, Wire EDM, 3 Axis VoluMiill or 4 Axis Milling at no cost
  • Add Mill-Turn for $1,500 or Mill-Turn plus Sync Manager and CW Virtual Machine Standard for $4,500

Act Now, offer ends on March 31st, 2015!
Contact Ally PLM Solutions at 800.631.5961 or request a quote for more details about this offer.

Tracy Tijan
Marketing Director
Ally PLM Solutions



Friday, February 6, 2015

Find out what's new in NX 10

NX 10 releases tools such as Layout and NX Realize Shape to make the early design concept phase easier. Experience the new touch-enabled interface leading to versatility, ease-of-use and increased power.

Find out what's new in design, simulation, manufacturing and documentation with NX 10!
Click here to learn more.

Tip of the Week February 6


Solid Edge Tip of the Week
February 6, 2015


Solid Edge - Template Error within Solid Edge


If you even find an error in Solid Edge that reads File Transition Error, Template Not Found, I have an easy way to fix it.

1)  Open Solid Edge and go to the application button at the top left:

2)  Now at the bottom, select Solid Edge Options:

3) From there, you can click on the Helpers tab:

4) Then select 'Set Default Templates':

5) Now be sure they are all set to their default values, shown here:


This method should solve the template error. If you're still having problems, please contact Ally PLM support at support@allyplm.com 


Patrick Barton
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Purchase Solid Edge Classic or Premium Software and Get a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 FREE!

This limited time offer includes the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 256 GB with Surface Pen and Pro Type Cover.



12" Full HD Plus touchscreen with multi-position Kickstand.

Pro Type Cover turns your Surface Pro 3 into a premium laptop.

Stereo speakers with Dolby® audio and two 1080p cameras.

Surface Pen allows you to mark up documents and take notes like a real pen




Contact Ally PLM Solutions at 800.631.5961 or Request a Quote for more details about this Solid Edge offer.

Tracy Tijan
Marketing Director
Ally PLM Solutions 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

ODISA designs better with Solid Edge

The company now designs entire concrete production plants for shipment inside a standard container, allowing it to expand into new markets. With the use of Solid Edge’s synchronous technology, ODISA cut design time 50%. “Synchronous technology allows us to automatically update any change and have greater control over the process,” says Enrique Arellano, engineering manager.





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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Meet Daimler requirements to switch from CATIA to NX

Driven by compatibility issues between CAD and PDM software, Daimler AG - Mercedes announced in 2010 that it's migrating from Dassault Systèmes CATIA to Siemens PLM's NX.

If you're one of the many who need to make the NX change by the end of March 2015, do it with the help of an experienced partner, Ally PLM Solutions.
 
Contact us for more information!

READ MORE about Daimler's change to Siemens NX

Monday, February 2, 2015

NX Shop Documentation


Need help customizing NX Shop Documentation?


NX Shop Documentation helps the manufacturing engineer and programmer to create a report of machining operations including tools geometry, machining sequence and control parameter.

Please contact technical.support@allyplm.com or call

toll-free 1.800.631.5961 option 4