Solid Edge® software with synchronous technology incorporates Siemens PLM Software’s history-free, feature-based design technology for digital product development.
Solid Edge with synchronous technology is a core component of the Velocity Series™ portfolio and combines the speed and flexibility of direct modeling with the precise control of dimension-driven design.
This configuration combines direct modeling, parametric modeling and a new user interface. You can build and edit models without the need to pre-plan how models might be used in the future.
The software also makes editing parts easy, eliminating the time and effort previously spent deciphering the feature tree of traditionally created parts. Modifications can be made without concern for repercussions of pre-existing constraints.
Key features that speed innovation include an interactive design paradigm, faster editing tools, native multi-CAD features and 2D/3D workflow integration.
The interactive paradigm speeds innovation by enabling you to develop 3D models without any pre-planning. Direct “Grab and Go” tools let you create models with virtually no commands and iterate design scenarios regardless of how the model was constructed. A history-free, feature-based modeling approach captures features in a collection, avoiding time consuming ordered regeneration when changes are made. By eliminating the need to pre-plan designs you can speed up the design process making it 100 times faster.
Edit tools increase the speed and flexibility of design changes. You add 3D driving dimensions and relationships to any part of a completed model. Operations that come later in the design cycle can alter the size and position of geometry already created. “Live Rules” automatically recognize and maintain strong geometric conditions, while “Procedural Features” allow parameter-based edits to features such as holes and patterns. A new “Synchronous Solve” feature simultaneously manages all of these concepts eliminating model regeneration during changes, so users can perform engineering change orders (ECOs) in seconds instead of hours.
Edit multi-CAD data as native: All tools in Solid Edge can be used on imported CAD data in the same manner as native models, maintaining critical geometric conditions during modification. You can edit geometry by direct selection or use automatic element selection, where functional features such as bosses, ribs or cutouts are automatically recognized. 3D driving dimensions can be added to imported models and even linked to spreadsheets to better leverage engineering knowledge. By editing supplier data as easily as native models, users can make changes faster than their supplier.
Familiar 2D workflows within the 3D user interaction paradigm let you become an expert quickly. You edit parts or assemblies quickly and easily by selecting a model and “stretching” it into position like you did in 2D.
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