Siemens PLM Software announced Solid Edge® software ST3 (Solid Edge ST3). With this latest release, Solid Edge delivers new functionality – enabled by synchronous technology – that accelerates product design, streamlines revisions, and makes importing and reusing third-party CAD data easier. The new release also includes a variety of enhancements related to simulation, design data management, and more than a thousand customer-driven improvements.
Siemens PLM Software has extended the availability of synchronous technology by making it pervasive throughout the product. In addition to support for part modeling and sheet metal design delivered in earlier versions, synchronous-based models can now be used directly with all assembly applications – such as piping, frames, wiring, and assembly features. Also delivered is a synchronous-based part-to-part associativity that lets users establish and alter design intent before, during or after the assembly design process.
Solid Edge ST3 also provides a capability to work with both synchronous and non-synchronous (ordered) features in the same integrated design environment. Users can leverage synchronous features for accelerated design and flexible edits while adding ordered features for designing process-type parts, such as cast or machined parts. Ordered features in existing models can be selectively moved to the synchronous environment, providing designers with maximum flexibility and ease of use.
As more companies move from other 3D systems to Solid Edge to take advantage of synchronous technology, the new capability to merge 2D drawings with existing 3D models further expands opportunities for productivity. Manufacturing dimensions on 2D drawings can now be automatically transferred to the corresponding imported 3D model. The resulting “as-manufactured” 3D dimensions can be edited, modifying the imported 3D model using synchronous technology.
Building on its integrated simulation application, Solid Edge ST3 includes new torque and bearing loads, user defined constraints and new ways to connect assemblies such as bolt and sheet metal edge connectors. Faster results can be achieved with model simplification tools and better visualization capabilities that allow you to see inside the model. Refinements can be made using synchronous technology or ordered methods. Solid Edge allows design validation of parts and assemblies earlier in the product development process for quicker time to market and reduced physical prototyping costs
Continuing our long history of working with Microsoft SharePoint® products, Solid Edge ST3 with Insight™ data management solution now takes advantage of Microsoft SharePoint 2010 to further expand its scalable data management strategy. Leveraging the latest SharePoint platform extends collaboration to a wider range of CAD and non-CAD users by expanding project management, business analytics and social media capabilities. In addition, a standalone bill-of-materials (BOM) editor delivered with the embedded client in Solid Edge lets CAD and non-CAD users create product structures that can be opened in Solid Edge, Teamcenter® software or Teamcenter Express software. The result is an accelerated design process as initial BOMs can be established and refined before the product design begins.
Delivering thousands of customer-driven improvements, Solid Edge ST3 provides even stronger business value throughout the product development process. New functionality was added in a wide variety of areas, including sheet metal, piping and frame design, assembly management, and drafting. Advances in sheet metal include new closed corner types, etching of part numbers and other geometry, and manufacturing-only features, such as tabs added for production or transportation purposes. Solid Edge continues to raise the bar in drawing creation, with the ability to embed all manufacturing dimensions and annotations, including item numbers, in the assembly, and even carry part colors through as line styles in the drawing. New multi-cultural drawings allow mixing of character sets from multiple languages on a single drawing or even in a single annotation. The streamlined user interface includes a fully customizable radial menu, drastically reducing mouse travel. Transparent feature and part management dialogs and reduced-size command interaction dialogs provide maximum graphics workspace area.
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