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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tianjin Samsung Electro-Mechanics designs better with Solid Edge

Electrical equipment maker boosts design efficiency 70 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). Moving from its old 2D CAD system to 3D was made easier with Solid Edge’s synchronous technology. “Our designers can quickly and easily create designs and just as importantly, rapidly modify their work and all in real time,” said Li Yongfeng, assistant director of research and development. The company’s engineers were productive within one week of training and have been able to re-use its old data. All this has led to enhanced innovation capability and improved products.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Learn about data management with Teamcenter

Ally PLM Solutions presents an informative webinar on the capabilities of Teamcenter. It focuses on PDM and PLM, data management challenges and how a single source of data management can benefit you. A Teamcenter demonstration is also shown discussing the access of data, leveraging workflows, CAD integration and documenting changes. 

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  • Provides a single source of data
  • Provides consistent processes to ensure quality
  • Establishes relationships between different data types
  • Integrates into existing CAD applications
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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

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Heatec JieTong designs better with Solid Edge

Oil and gas, marine machinery manufacturer reduces design errors 80 percent with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The piping and heat exchanger services company moved from outdates 2D design to 3D to reduce errors before manufacturing and leverage visualization to showcase its designs. The results included significantly improved project management, improved product quality and value, as well as increased profitability.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Toyo Rikagaku Kenkyusho designs better with Solid Edge

Metal processing engineering expert attains 30 percent efficiency gain in mold design with Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software). The move from 2D to 3D design at Toyo was made simple with Solid Edge. “Synchronous technology is one of the key enablers for a quick start up,” said Takashi Nakayama, engineer, in the technology department development group. “Synchronous technology greatly contributes to a remarkably fast learning curve on the part of CAD users with literally no 3D design experience.”

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Friday, September 4, 2015

Solid Edge Tip of the Week September 4

Solid Edge Tip of the Week
September 4, 2015

Solid Edge - Transfer Command
In this week's tip, we will be taking a closer look at the Transfer Command in Solid Edge Assemblies.  This command allows you to move a selected part or parts to a new or existing assembly or subassembly.  When using this command on parts that include links, the links are maintained even after the transfer. Below arei a few quick steps to show how it can be used. 

1)  The command can be found in the Home Tab > Modify Group.  You will notice the command only becomes active once you have selected a part or parts that you wish to use.

**Note:  You cannot transfer parts from different subassemblies at the same time.  When you try to do so, the Transfer command becomes inactive. 

2)  Upon selecting the command Solid Edge may recognize that there are multiple occurrences of the part and that the transfer will affect all occurrences. Once the window opens, you are able to select to which subassembly you would like to move the part or you can create a new subassembly using the "New Subassembly" button located on the bottom right. 

3)  After the transfer, Solid Edge attempts to re-establish each positioning relationship as it was before the transfer with reference to the same reference part. If the reference part remains in the assembly tree below its new location, the relationship should be successfully re-established.

If the reference part is not below the transferred part's new location, it will not be converted into a non-positioning relationship and the relationship is removed. You will not receive warnings for affected relationships during transfers so you should be very careful when transferring parts with relationships. You might choose to add positioning relationships to any occurrence that becomes under constrained after its transfer.
4)  If you transfer a part that is a parent of an inter-part relationship, the link is broken but not deleted. Inter-part Manager will show the inter-part link as broken just as if the parent part was deleted from the assembly. You will not receive a warning when the parent part is deleted. You must understand the relationship dependencies within your assembly so that you can avoid breaking links when you transfer parts.

You will be warned if you transfer a part that is an inter-part child. If you continue with the transfer, the link will be broken and automatically deleted by the command. Pasted variable links will remain intact during transfer as long as both the parent and child remain anywhere in the assembly. 

I hope you found this information helpful!

Nathan Pfeiffer
Application Engineer
Ally PLM Solutions, Inc.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Ikeda Business Group designs better with Solid Edge

Outdoor furniture and grill manufacturer cuts design drafting time from two weeks to one day with Solid Edge CAD software from Siemens PLM Software. Ikeda also substantially decreased the need for physical prototypes, saving time and raw material costs and also significantly improved product design quality and project documentation. Ikeda uses Solid Edge’s synchronous technology. "I have designers who are so fluid and productive using Solid Edge; they don’t see how they could use another software,” said Hélcio Mariano Pinto, head of product design and development. 

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