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Getting Started with the New Solid Edge Portal Getting Started with the New Solid Edge Portal
Solid Edge 2019 introduced a secure, web-based platform for storing and viewing your 3D CAD files and drawings, and for sharing files with others.
Create Internal Lighting with Solid Edge and KeyShot Create Internal Lighting with Solid Edge and KeyShot
By Doug Stainbrook, Siemens PLM Software When creating a 3D rendering in Solid Edge, how do you create internal lighting? It can be done with Solid Edge and KeyShot. Here's how!
4 Reasons to Check Out Teamcenter on the Cloud
By Siemens PLM Software Learn about the features of Teamcenter on the Cloud, including Teamcenter Rapid Start as a SaaS (Software as a Service), providing low-upfront cost.
Solid Edge ST 10 Document Management Configuration Overview Solid Edge ST 10 Document Management Configuration Overview
By Greg Baldwin, Siemens PLM Software Watch a video on the steps to enable and configure document management options while correlating functionality.
NX 12.0.1 Drag and Drop Between Windows NX 12.0.1 Drag and Drop Between Windows
Some of you may know that we had an environment variable for NX 12 to enable drag and drop between windows. This is no longer the case with NX 12.1.
PLM at Your Fingertips with Teamcenter Active Workspace 3.4 PLM at Your Fingertips with Teamcenter Active Workspace 3.4
By BCT Technology Learn about the new enhancements in Teamcenter Active Workspace 3.4, including bill of materials, document management and hyperlink updates.
How to Switch Your Solid Edge License for Cloud-Enabled CAD How to Switch Your Solid Edge License for Cloud-Enabled CAD
Cloud-enabled licensing means that you can log-in to Solid Edge from any device and access your favorite CAD capabilities. See how to update.
See Multiple Display Parts in NX12 in Action See Multiple Display Parts in NX12 in Action
Multiple Display Parts allows for fast and easy switching between parts and applications, and comparing parts and performing a change impact analysis.
Using DITA 1.3 in Teamcenter Technical Publishing Using DITA 1.3 in Teamcenter Technical Publishing
By Helmut Hinck With its latest release issued in October 2017, Technical Publishing supports the use of DITA 1.3.
Create Internal Lighting with Solid Edge and KeyShot Create Internal Lighting with Solid Edge and KeyShot
By Doug Stainbrook, Siemens PLM Software When creating a 3D rendering in Solid Edge, how do you create internal lighting? It can be done with Solid Edge and KeyShot. Here's how!
Shape Search and Reuse Parts with Geolus Shape Search Shape Search and Reuse Parts with Geolus Shape Search
By Erwin Argyle, Siemens PLM Software Geolus Shape Search has been available in NX and Teamcenter but now with Active Workspace you can use shape search in a Web browser.
NX 11 Advanced Sheet Metal for Automotive & Aerospace Parts NX 11 Advanced Sheet Metal for Automotive & Aerospace Parts
By Siemens PLM Software NX 11 Advanced Sheet Metal Lightening includes Cutouts used in aerospace to reduce weight and Advanced Flange for automotive sheet metal parts.
See Solid Edge PDM in action with Active Workspace!
By Siemens PLM Software, Without leaving the Solid Edge environment, Solid Edge users can access Teamcenter Rapid Start data management and preconfigured workflows.
3D Printing in NX and Convergent Modeling 3D Printing in NX and Convergent Modeling
By Siemens PLM Software Using the 3D Print command in NX 11, you can produce a single body or multiple bodies and use different quality and infill parameters for each job.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Commands in Solid Edge
By Siemens PLM Software Hitting the Alt key for the first time presents the shortcut keys for the commands, allowing you to access commands on the ribbon bar.
NX 11 Convergent Modeling and 3D Printing NX 11 Convergent Modeling and 3D Printing
By Siemens PLM Software The ability of NX 11 to connect directly to a 3D printer when the OS is Windows 8.1 or higher lets the designer print parts directly from NX.
Analyzing and Reducing Geometric Duplicates Analyzing and Reducing Geometric Duplicates
By BCT Technology Watch this video to see how you can use Geolus 3D analysis tools for part standardization within BCT aClass and Teamcenter.
NX Quick Tips: Calculate Volume Using Synchronous Technology NX Quick Tips: Calculate Volume Using Synchronous Technology
By Sam Kuan, NX Technical Product Manager, Siemens Synchronous Technology is known primarily as a modeling technique, but did you know you can also calculate volume using this method? Watch the demo.
Teamcenter Active Workspace Client 3.1 Enhancements Teamcenter Active Workspace Client 3.1 Enhancements
By BCT Technology Learn about productivity enhancements including Command Icons, Home Tile Icons and Text Icons; and Framework enhancements like Extensions and Widgets.
Solid Edge - Adjustable and Alternate Position Assemblies
By Ben Weisenberger, Ally PLM Solutions Ben Weisenberger, Application Engineer for Ally PLM looks at Adjustable and Alternate Position Assemblies in Solid Edge 8.
50+ NX Shortcut Keys and How to Create Custom Keys 50+ NX Shortcut Keys and How to Create Custom Keys
By Amy Allen, Siemens PLM Software These include the standard copy, paste, new file commands that we are all used to, along with some CAD specific shortcuts such as extrude, sketch, etc.
How to Fix Gaps and Overlaps in Catchbook How to Fix Gaps and Overlaps in Catchbook
By TJ Buchanan, Siemens PLM Siemens' new sketching software sometimes results in gaps and overlapping. Here's how to fix them and avoid them in the future.
Intelligent Part Numbering in Teamcenter 11.2 Intelligent Part Numbering in Teamcenter 11.2
By BCT Technology With Teamcenter 11.2 came the ability to create intelligent part numbering. Here's how.
Saving and Moving Settings Between Versions and Users Saving and Moving Settings Between Versions and Users
By Alan Pope, Cadimage PLM There is a way to save your settings without having to reset and reload them using the Solid Edge Administrator. Cadimage PLM shows us how.
Preview of Preprocessing Enhancements in Femap 11.3 Preview of Preprocessing Enhancements in Femap 11.3
By Al Robertson, Siemens PLM Software Take a look at how the latest version of Femap makes things like contact and beam modeling, assembly modeling, and element picking quicker and easier.