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Solid Edge - Introduction and user interface Learning objectives Solid Edge characteristics and organization The Solid Edge user interface (UI) 1
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Solid Edge - Introduction and user interface Solid Edge is characterized by A parametric foundation The shape of a model is controlled by parameters (e.g., dimensions) that are defined explicitly or implicitly. Geometrical relationships frequently create implicit parameters. Feature-based modeling A feature is the smallest building block of a model. A solid model is a set of features. Each feature is individually editable. Bidirectional associativity The bidirectional associativity of Solid Edge means that any modification made to particular model in one environment (e.g., sketch) is automatically reflected in the same model in the other environments (e.g., part, assembly, etc.). 2
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Solid Edge - Introduction and user interface Solid Edge has five major environments Part For creating models of individual parts Assembly For creating models of sets of parts Drawing For creating 2-dimensional drawings of parts and assemblies Sheet metal A specialized environment for creating parts formed from thin sheets Weldment A specialized environment for creating assemblies that are welded together 3
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Solid Edge - Introduction and user interface The Solid Edge user interface is similar in look and behavior to most other Windows-based programs (e.g., Word and Excel) Things to remember: When you type in a value, press ENTER The right-mouse button is used to access shortcut menus and restart commands The status bar, in the upper left (or bottom left) hand corner, guides you through a command sequence Arrows on pulldown menu selections indicate flyouts with more options 4 The Solid Edge UI
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Solid Edge - Introduction and user interface 5 The startup screen in Solid Edge is divided into 4 areas: Note the Apprentice Mode check box at the bottom. Put a check in this box if you’d like to
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This note was uploaded on 07/20/2009 for the course AME 308 taught by Professor Shiflett during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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