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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.
Teamcenter 11.2 - Admin Data Tools Teamcenter 11.2 - Admin Data Tools
By BCT Technology Teamcenter 11.2 includes a new administration data documentation report tool, Access Manager Test Harness and Admin Data Compare Report.
Design Considerations for Large Assemblies in Solid Edge Design Considerations for Large Assemblies in Solid Edge
By Matthew Lombard, Siemens PLM Network problems, draft issues, and freezing links are more things to be aware of when dealing with problematic large assemblies.
Find (and Use) the Command Finder in Solid Edge Find (and Use) the Command Finder in Solid Edge
By Caitlin Pope, Cadimage PLM Learn how to search for commands quickly in Solid Edge with this tip from Caitlin Pope of Cadimage PLM.
Become a Whiz at CAE Geometry Preparation Become a Whiz at CAE Geometry Preparation
By Amy Allen, Siemens PLM Software What if you could cut down on the time you spend on CAE preparation? Learn about more efficient workflows with NX CAE.
Multiple Solutions Offered for Large Assemblies Multiple Solutions Offered for Large Assemblies
By Matthew Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Tips for dealing with large assemblies in Solid Edge, including simplifying parts, configuring displays and avoiding large multibodies.
Advanced Nonlinear Memory Management for Femap and Nastran Advanced Nonlinear Memory Management for Femap and Nastran
By Siemens PLM Software Using different settings may make SOL 601 Advanced Nonlinear easier to use with larger models, allowing it to efficiently allocate main memory.
Adding Detailed Work Instructions to CAM Operations Adding Detailed Work Instructions to CAM Operations
By Bill Storrs, Siemens PLM Software Bill Storrs of the Siemens PLM Product Management Group teaches how to add template-based documentation to CAM operations using NX CAM.
How to Hide Material for Some Parts in a Parts List How to Hide Material for Some Parts in a Parts List
By Caitlin Pope, Cadimage PLM Selectively override the specific cell corresponding to the material in the parts list so it only shows up for some parts in Solid Edge.
Table and Name Value Properties in Teamcenter 11.2 Table and Name Value Properties in Teamcenter 11.2
By BCT Technology Teamcenter 11.2 includes many new enhancements including the ability to manage an array of information and display name-value pairs in tabular manner.