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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.
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.
Five Easy Ways to Improve NX Nastran with I/O Five Easy Ways to Improve NX Nastran with I/O
By Amy Allen, Siemens PLM Software According to Dr. Paul Blelloch of ATA Engineering, input/output has the biggest impact on NX Nastran solve times.
Change Your Drawing View Settings in Solid Edge Change Your Drawing View Settings in Solid Edge
By Caitlin Pope, Cadimage PLM Caitlin Pope shows you how to use Solid Edge's Drawing View Wizard to change your default view.
Manage Parts Effectively With New Teamcenter Tool Manage Parts Effectively With New Teamcenter Tool
By BCT Technology New functionality of BCT aClass can help classify parts, create hierarchies, and refine search results using membership rules settings.
Learn to Make a Roller Chain Mechanism with NX Mechatronics
By Magnus Skogsfjord Using NX Mechatronics Concept Designer users can create rigid bodies, define the joints between those bodies, and define the collision bodies.
Quick-view Cube & Component Tracker in Solid Edge Quick-view Cube & Component Tracker in Solid Edge
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard of Siemens PLM Software has some tips and tricks for you regarding the quick-view cube, component tracker, and other Solid Edge topics.
Matt Lombard Answers Your Solid Edge Questions Matt Lombard Answers Your Solid Edge Questions
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software From hiding parts' coordinate systems to finding customized interface themes, Siemens PLM Community manager Matt Lombard has helpful hints and answers.
What You Should Know About Solid Edge and Windows 10 What You Should Know About Solid Edge and Windows 10
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Siemens' Matt Lombard answers compatibility questions about Windows 10 and various Solid Edge versions.
Learn About Library Management for Teamcenter 11.2 Learn About Library Management for Teamcenter 11.2
By BCT Technology The Library Management system, a module based on TC Classification, is for building up different libraries for specific departments or projects.
Learn How To Speed Up NC Simulation in NX CAM Learn How To Speed Up NC Simulation in NX CAM
By Derek Hart, Siemens PLM Software Reduce the time required to simulate and evaluate NC code by skipping subprograms and suppressing the program listing and graphic display output.
Get Started with PDM in Teamcenter Rapid Start
By Cadimage PLM Teamcenter Rapid Start provides multi-CAD capabilities that enable manufacturers to manage, control and share data across the design and supply chain.
The Little Known Solid Edge Command Line Translator The Little Known Solid Edge Command Line Translator
By Siemens PLM Software In this article we review the little known Solid Edge command line translator tool and its options.
The New Streamline Motion Output Interface The New Streamline Motion Output Interface
By Bill Storrs The Motion Output user interface has been simplified by eliminating the Interrupted Moves option.
Learn to use Journal Files in NX CAM Learn to use Journal Files in NX CAM
By Mark Rief, Siemens PLM Software NX software includes advanced capabilities for journaling, or creating intelligent macros.
Where Did the Divide Part Command Go in Solid Edge? Where Did the Divide Part Command Go in Solid Edge?
By Alan Pope, Engineer, Cadimage PLM The Divide Part command is still available, but it has been removed from toolbars in favor of the new Split command. Here's how to get it back.
How to Perform Detailed Threads in NX 9
By Rinkesh Patel In this video learn how to make detailed threads using the Thread command instead of the Hole Command.
Find the Toggle for Sketch Relationship Colors Find the Toggle for Sketch Relationship Colors
By Matt Lombard, Siemens Find the toggle for sketch relationship colors in synchronous mode Inspect/Evaluate Group/Relationship Colors.
Dimensions, Sheets and Drawing Views in Solid Edge ST Dimensions, Sheets and Drawing Views in Solid Edge ST
By Matt Lombard, Siemens Matt Lombard covers how to hide dimensions in a draft environment, moving drawing views from one sheet to another, and accessing RMB.
Manage Raw Materials and Stock in Teamcenter
By Siemens PLM Software You can manage stock materials in Teamcenter by creating a library of stock materials and assigning the stock material to a part.
Automation of Simulation Workflows with CAE Part Templates Automation of Simulation Workflows with CAE Part Templates
By Siemens PLM Software The Product Template Studio in NX can help create knowledge-embedded simulation part templates to accelerate or simplify your simulation workflow.

Toggle Entity Visibility Using the Select Toolbar in Femap
By Chip Fricke, Siemens PLM Software See this tip and video on how the election of a subset of entities for display is made easy using the Select toolbar for large models.
The Full Scope of the Custom Drafting Symbols in NX
By Alexander Popkov Capabilities users may not be aware of are reuse of sketches, reuse of tables and annotations, the ability to define existing DXF/DWG as a symbol.
How Can I Update an Existing KeyShot Assembly? How Can I Update an Existing KeyShot Assembly?
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard covers KeyShot, how to scale geometry in a draft, how to find instructions for standard parts and more in Solid Edge ST7.
How Can I Turn Centerlines Off in a View in Solid Edge? How Can I Turn Centerlines Off in a View in Solid Edge?
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Get answers to this question along with how to find the area of a void in a model and how to turn off the common origin of a coordinate dimension.
The Callout Command, Section Views and More The Callout Command, Section Views and More
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard covers two-letter codes for callouts, user-defined material with its own density, rotating a section view from a broken view and more.
Introduction to NX 9 Realize Shape Introduction to NX 9 Realize Shape
By Siemens PLM Software Realize Shape offers you easy-to-use, flexible tools for creating advanced freeform shapes with in-context analysis and visualization.
9 Solid Edge Quick Tips 9 Solid Edge Quick Tips
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard answers questions like why is the Quick View Cube not showing up in my Solid Edge window what is bump bending and migrating materials.
Improve the Use of Reusability Drawings in NX Improve the Use of Reusability Drawings in NX
By Alexander Popkov If you take your time to make a parametric model for reuse, you also should consider spending some time for making a responsive drawing.
Improve Drafting in NX CAD Part 1 Improve Drafting in NX CAD Part 1
By Alexander Popkov Guest Siemens blogger covers reuse drafting objects, drawings for reusable components and other tools for improving performance in drafting.
Detail Views, Custom Orientation and More in Solid Edge Detail Views, Custom Orientation and More in Solid Edge
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software This article covers why the Solid Edge Viewer only displays the background sheet of a draft file, if open type fonts can be used and Detail Views.
Teamcenter Part Design Alignment Teamcenter Part Design Alignment
By BCT Technology Here are some options for how to associate a part revision with a design revision in Teamcenter, like dragging it to the "Represented By" folder.
Check Out the New Pattern By Table Feature in ST8 Check Out the New Pattern By Table Feature in ST8
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software ST8 adds the new Pattern by Table feature, which lets users create a pattern using a table of points and rotations.
DFMPro for NX Prismatic Mill DFMPro for NX Prismatic Mill
Watch this video to see how DFMPro for NX offers out of the box checks for prismatic milling, so you can avoid costly mistakes down the line.
3 New Sketching Enhancements in ST8 3 New Sketching Enhancements in ST8
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard covers ST8 sketching functions including the Symmetric Line, Polygon by Midpoint and by Vertex, and the new Include command.
The Process of 3D Printing Your Solid Edge File The Process of 3D Printing Your Solid Edge File
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Check out these tips and general process overview from Siemens before making your first 3D print of your Solid Edge file.
3 Minuttes on Teamcenter Active Workspace 2.3
By Siemens PLM Software This video covers the basics of Teamcenter Active Workspace including tiles, search, tabs, and commands in the toolbar.
Configuring Teamcenter's Preferences for Your Needs
By Siemens PLM Software You can use Teamcenter's preferences to configure how assemblies are revised, whether extension rules are bypassed for specified operations, and more.
NX 10 Foreshortening Symbols Eliminate Dimension Confusion NX 10 Foreshortening Symbols Eliminate Dimension Confusion
By John Baker, Siemens PLM Software New symbols added in NX 10 let you indicate when a view does not represent an entire part, so there's no confusion about the associated dimension.
Solid Edge Tips on Locking a File, the Radial Menu, and More Solid Edge Tips on Locking a File, the Radial Menu, and More
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software In part four of this series, Matt Lombard answers Solid Edge questions on locking a part file in an assembly, diabling the radial menu, and more.
Using Reference Groups in Femap to Aid Visualization Using Reference Groups in Femap to Aid Visualization
By Siemens PLM Software Femap's Reference Groups feature extends its Groups capability, which aids in organization and visualization. Siemens explains more in this tip.
Solid Edge Tips on Zooming, Long File Open Times, and More Solid Edge Tips on Zooming, Long File Open Times, and More
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software In part three of this series, Matt Lombard answers Solid Edge questions on zooming, underlining, long file open times, dimension styles, and more.
Intersection Curves in NX CAD Just Got Easier with NX 10 Intersection Curves in NX CAD Just Got Easier with NX 10
By John Baker, Siemens PLM Software In this tip from Siemens PLM Software, learn how to create a solid body in NX 10 by extruding a sketch from an intersection curve.
Eight Common Solid Edge Questions Eight Common Solid Edge Questions
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Matt Lombard answers eight commonly asked questions about problems users run into while using Solid Edge in part two of his tip series.
Improving Performance in Femap with Limited Memory Resources
By Siemens PLM Software Check out this tip from Siemens to see how to improve performance when working with limited memory resources on very large models using Femap.
Copying an Associative Mirrored Part in Solid Edge and More
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Check out these Solid Edge tips on copying an associative mirrored part, sharing a material table with other users, exploding parts, and more.
How to Create ANSYS Workbench Parameters with NX How to Create ANSYS Workbench Parameters with NX
By Simon Pereira, ANSYS Follow these steps and watch this video on how to create ANSYS Workbench parameters and named selections with NX.
Using Geolus 3D Analysis Tools in BCT aClass and Teamcenter
By BCT Technology Check out this tip on how to reduce geometric duplicates by using Geolus 3D Analysis Tools for part standardization within BCT aClass and Teamcenter.
DFMPro for NX Offers Checks to Ensure Viable Designs
By Siemens PLM Software Check out this tip on DFMPro for NX, which can automate a series of checks to ensure your design can be manufactured and assembled.
Searching for Solid Edge Files in Unmanaged Drafts Searching for Solid Edge Files in Unmanaged Drafts
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog Check out this tip to find out how Solid Edge Insight provides a way to search for text content contained within Solid Edge draft files.


The Solid Elements Approach in Femap with NX Nastran
By Siemens PLM Software There have been different methods for modeling bolt preloads for many years, but you can use solid elements in NX Nastran to make it easier to model.
Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 4 Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 4
By BCT Technology The fourth part of this series covers how the Teamcenter Active Workspace Client makes PLM data available across the organization.
Importing and Editing 3D Data in Solid Edge Importing and Editing 3D Data in Solid Edge
By Siemens PLM Software In a multi-CAD world it can be a challenge to edit imported data. Check out this tip to find out how you can with Solid Edge's synchronous technology.

New Foreshortening Symbols in NX 10 Clear Up Dimensions
From the Siemens PLM Communtiy Blog Today's NX Quick Tip shows you two different ways to add dimensions to drawings without an exact view.
Modeling Nonstructural Mass Regions in Femap with NX Nastran Modeling Nonstructural Mass Regions in Femap with NX Nastran
Summary by Jill Jerabek, ConnectPress Editor Check out this tip to find out how to use Femap to model nonstructural mass regions, which are not usually the focus of finite element analysis.
The 10 Golden Rules of Solid Modeling The 10 Golden Rules of Solid Modeling
By Tushar, Siemens PLM Blog These 10 commandments can save hours of work each day by saving design time and allowing changes to be absorbed easily.
Using an Edge Blend in NX 10 Using an Edge Blend in NX 10
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog John Baker shows how to create continuous smooth blends using an edge blend with the new capabilities in NX CAD 10, available later this month.
Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 3 Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 3
By BCT In the third part of the Teamcenter Active Workspace series, BCT Technology covers how to make better and faster decisions.

Running Solid Edge on a Microsoft Surface Pro
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Community Blog The following short video shows Matt Lombard doing a few simple functions on the Microsoft Surface Pro tablet.
Set Up Your Mill-Turn Machine with NX CAM Set Up Your Mill-Turn Machine with NX CAM
By Derek Hart, Siemens PLM Software Learn how to easily setup and simulate versatile machines using the example machines provided in NX.
Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 2 Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 2
By BCT In the second part of our Teamcenter Active Workspace series, we would like to give you an overview on the search options with the new Teamcenter client.
Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 1 Teamcenter Active Workspace - Part 1
By BCT Technology With Active Workspace, you can provide company-wide data from your PLM system via a new Teamcenter client.
Introducing the New ST7 Hole Command Introducing the New ST7 Hole Command
By Steven Sheldon, Siemens PLM Software. In addition to the new user interface, there are a couple of new options available through the Hole Command.
Assigning a Shortcut Key to a Custom Program in Femap Assigning a Shortcut Key to a Custom Program in Femap
By Siemens In Femap you can assign a shortcut key to a particular command, which is convenient when you are performing a series of actions over and over again.
Synchronous Technology 2D in NX Synchronous Technology 2D in NX
By Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software Use this tip from Siemens to get familiar with Synchronous Technology 2D, which gives you the same freedom and speed in 2D as with the 3D technology.
Femap API to Automatically Find and Remove Fillets/Blends Femap API to Automatically Find and Remove Fillets/Blends
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog Give this API a whirl, which lets you pick which solids to consider, automatically choosing a solid if it is the only one.
Intosite: A Best Practice for Manufacturing Collaboration Intosite: A Best Practice for Manufacturing Collaboration
From the Siemens PLM Software Blog Siemens' Tecnomatix Intosite and Intosite mobile are designed to improve the way manufacturing engineers access and share information.
Design Organic Shapes from 3D Scans Design Organic Shapes from 3D Scans
From the Siemens PLM Software Blog Kimball International explains how they use Solid Edge surfacing and 3D scanned data to create parts with complex shapes in this presentation from SEU.
The Selection Manager Box Select Sequence in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Learn how the selection manager in Solid Edge is used to limit the number of possible faces being selected in this video.
The Shift Click Steering Wheel Offset in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Find out how to use the steering wheel modifier in Solid Edge ST to help accurately position a face relative to adjacent geometry.
The NX Extraction Path Command The NX Extraction Path Command
By Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software The NX Extraction Path command is used to compute collision-free disassembly paths for selected components.
Using Connected Face Options in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM YouTube Channel See how you can change the way models react while dragging faces using connect face options in Solid Edge ST.
Assembly Sequencing in NX Assembly Sequencing in NX
By Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software The NX Assembly Sequence commands can be used to simulate assembly and disassembly of components of an assembly.
Techniques for Maintaining Hole Alignments in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Maintain hole alignment so holes move as a fixed pattern using a rigid set, a selection technique or Live Rules.
Multi Vector Results Display in Femap Multi Vector Results Display in Femap
By Siemens PLM Software This video shows how to display multiple results vectors in a single display for different element types.
Synchronous Hole Alignment in Solid Edge Synchronous Hole Alignment in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Find out how to align a random hole pattern is Solid Edge in this video.
Synchronous Symmetrical Parts Sequence
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Changing the length, height or width of non-symmetrical parts is tricky. Here's a useful example for developing parts in Solid Edge ST.
Meshing Techniques Using NX CAE Meshing Techniques Using NX CAE
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog Learn about the Filet Mesh Controls and Solid Meshing, Mesh Control Definitions and FEM Templates for Solid Meshing and more.
Contact Analysis in NX CAE
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog The goal of today’s post is to introduce you to basic, linear surface-to-surface contact in NX Advanced Simulation.
NX Check-Mate Capabilities NX Check-Mate Capabilities
From the Siemens PLM Community Blog NX Check-Mate gives users an easy way to check their assemblies to ensure they meet their quality standards.
What You Should Be Familiar with in NX 9 What You Should Be Familiar with in NX 9
By BCT Technology In this month's Tips and Tricks submission BCT Technology covers many of the enhancements in NX 9 including enhancements in the user interface.
The Feature Teacher in NX The Feature Teacher in NX
By Derek Hart, Siemens PLM Software Use this tip to learn how to use the Feature Teacher to specify a new custom feature for feature-based machining in NX.
Synchronous Parametric Parts in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Although synchronous parts in Solid Edge provide extremely fluid editing capabilities, you can also add parametric control to add design intent...
Manage Cutting Tools with Manufacturing Resource Library Manage Cutting Tools with Manufacturing Resource Library
By Aaron Frankel, Siemens Learn how to use NX CAM with the Manufacturing Resource Library in Teamcenter to easily manage vendor tool catalogs, and more.
Migrate 2D Dimensions to 3D in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Find out how you can tranfere design intent from 2D drawings to 3D models by migrating 2D dimensions to 3D models.
Data Exchange with Suppliers Who Don't Use Teamcenter Data Exchange with Suppliers Who Don't Use Teamcenter
By BCT Technology The Supplier Briefcase Browser from Siemens facilitates data exchange with suppliers.
The View as Printed Option in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Ever wanted to see how your drawing looks onscreen before printing. Find out how the Solid Edge view as printed option can help.
Smart Dimension Shortcuts in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel See how Solid Edge smart dimension solves limitations and learn about the keyboard modifiers that make SmartDim even more versatile.
Solid Edge Helpers for New Users
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel The "Helpers" in this video provide hints and explanations as you learn the system in Solid Edge.
Place Part Tricks in Solid Edge Place Part Tricks in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Here are a few tips to save you some time and mouse clips while adding a few existing models in Solid Edge.
Path Navigation In Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Here are some tips for displaying paths, navigating directory structures or finding where parts are saved.
Utilizing the Command Finder in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel This video focuses on the Command Finder for when you are transitioning from 2D or even other 3D systems based on old technology.
Teamcenter Integration for CATIA V5 Teamcenter Integration for CATIA V5
By BCT Technology Learn about generation, management and common use of CATIA V5 data in a cPDM environment.
Customizing the User Interface in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Solid Edge cognitive UI encourages productivity, but did you know you can customize the layout to suite your own style?
Renaming with the Solid Edge Command Bar
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Quickly rename parts or features from within Solid Edge using the Command Bar.
Custom View Styles in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Watch this video to learn how to set up and save custom view styles to capture high quality images in less time.
Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software CAMWorks uses built-in intelligence to recognize different types of prismatic features, then uses pre-defined strategies to machine those features.
CAMWorks for Solid Edge vs. CAM Express CAMWorks for Solid Edge vs. CAM Express
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Jim Wright explains when you'd want to use CAM Express and when CAMWorks for Solid Edge will come in handy, and introduces its functions.
Command Ribbon Shortcuts in Solid Edge
From the Solid Edge YouTube Channel In this video find out how to Navigate the Solid Edge Command Ribbon using your keyboard.
Advanced Live Rules in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software YouTube Channel Watch this video to see how advanced Live Rules options enable you to modify the behavior of default settings.
Surface Modeling Tools for Reverse Engineering Surface Modeling Tools for Reverse Engineering
By Siemens PLM Software Shape Studio is a suite of NX surface modeling and analysis tools tailored to support conceptual and industrial designers.
Snapshots in Structure Manager vs. Traditional Method Snapshots in Structure Manager vs. Traditional Method
By BCT Technology Lets say you want to save different handling statuses of a BOM in Teamcenter.
The Selection Manager in Solid Edge ST The Selection Manager in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel The Solid Edge selection manager is a powerful function that provides alternative ways to speed up selection and get the results you want.
Exposing Variables in Solid Edge and its Applications Exposing Variables in Solid Edge and its Applications
From the Siemens PLM Blog The variable table in Solid Edge displays, defines, and manipulates design variables and functional relationships between the variables.
The Steering Wheel in Solid Edge ST The Steering Wheel in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel The steering wheel is an integral component of Solid Edge Synchronous Technology allowing you to directly manipulate 3D model geometry.
Using X-form for Initial Concept Design in NX Using X-form for Initial Concept Design in NX
By Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Blog One of the key advantages of NX over other systems, is the ability to easily flow from Concept to Detail Design, to Production.
Getting Accustomed to the Microsoft Fluent User Interface
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Since Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology we adopted the Microsoft Fluent User Interface as first seen in Office 2007. Here's a tour.
Take the Guesswork Out of Engineering Change Orders
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel The Solid Edge Revision Manager tool takes guesswork out of engineering change orders. Here's how.
Which Graphics Card Should I Buy? Which Graphics Card Should I Buy?
By Al Robertson, Siemens PLM Software Al Robertson looks at NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and which type are best for for NX, Solid Edge, and Femap.
Teamcenter Office Integration Teamcenter Office Integration
By BCT Technology Due to the integration of Teamcenter in Microsoft Office daily working tools such as MS Outlook and MS Word can also be used in PLM context.
Toggle Parts In Pathfinder in Solid Edge ST Toggle Parts In Pathfinder in Solid Edge ST
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel You can now use the check box in the pathfinder to display parts, subassemblies, 3D dimensions and reference planes.
Specify the Stock Body in NX CAM or CAM Express Specify the Stock Body in NX CAM or CAM Express
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software There are several options inside NX CAM and CAM Express that help NC programmers easily specify the stock body.
Large Assembly Tools in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Solid Edge has many large assembly tools built in so you can easily work with large amounts of data. Here's a couple.
Select Assembly Reference Planes in Solid Edge Select Assembly Reference Planes in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Not all systems allow you to access assembly level plans while you work on a part. See how this can be done in Solid Edge.
Simulating Learning Curve with Tecnomatix Plant Simulation
From the Siemens PLM Blog Learning curve does exist, and it is a key metric for industrial engineers for predicting production throughput and capacity requirements.
View Shortcuts in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel This short video shows how to change your view orientation quickly.
Teamcenter Multi-CAD Integration Teamcenter Multi-CAD Integration
By BCT Technology Teamcenter's integration enables design information created in AutoCAD to be captured, controlled and shared by your organization.
Traditional & Synchronous Templates in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel This short video illustrates how to better utilize features and functions of Solid Edge.
Learn About the New Capabilities in NX CMM 9 Learn About the New Capabilities in NX CMM 9
By Siemens PLM Software NX CMM 9 Inspection Programming includes several important updates to the Inspection and Analysis processes.

View Manipulation in Solid Edge
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Learn about View Manipulation in this video tip from the Solid Edge Tips and Tricks from the Expert Series.
Coincident Node Move Only in Femap Coincident Node Move Only in Femap
By Siemens PLM Software Sometimes you may need to set up a model to have a set of coincident nodes which can be connected together using spring or gap elements.
Teamcenter Perspectives and Views Teamcenter Perspectives and Views
By BCT Technology AG Perspectives and views allow the grouping of relevant applications and functions within the user interface of the Teamcenter Rich Client.
Variables in Solid Edge Variables in Solid Edge
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Variables in Solid Edge are intuitively easy to use. Solid Edge Variables simplify things immensely, says a former SolidWorks guy.
New Tech Tip Showcases New NX CAM 9 Milling Enhancements New Tech Tip Showcases New NX CAM 9 Milling Enhancements
By Siemens PLM Software Oliver Sing demonstrates the new multi-part programming workflow and Larry Moran shows several additional milling updates.
The New Interactive Cut Region Management in NX CAM 9 The New Interactive Cut Region Management in NX CAM 9
By Siemens PLM Software NX CAM 9 includes powerful new options for optimizing cut patterns across steep and non-steep regions in area milling and valley rest milling.
A Lesson in Requirements Management with Teamcenter A Lesson in Requirements Management with Teamcenter
By BCT Technology Teamcenter Requirements Management ensures customer requirements are transparent and traceable for every party in the product development process.
Introduction to Sheet Metal in Solid Edge Introduction to Sheet Metal in Solid Edge
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software A beginner's look at the many tools designed to help Solid Edge users create sheet metal parts in a snap.
Geometry and Mesh Associativity in Femap
By Al Robertson, Siemens PLM Software With Femap you can import CAD and FEA models from a wide variety of sources.
Video on Holemaking in NX CAM 9 Video on Holemaking in NX CAM 9
By Siemens PLM Software For starters, the new in-process volume preview has been integrated into the Holemaking operations.
Turning in NX CAM 9 Turning in NX CAM 9
By Siemens PLM Software NX CAM 9 includes new process capabilities in the Turning application, notably a new probing operation and new part-off operation.
Teamcenter SSO Login Teamcenter SSO Login
By BCT Technology AG Learn about the Single Sign On (SSO) login in this tip from BCT Technology.
Live Rules and the Solution Manager Live Rules and the Solution Manager
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Live Rules has evolved over time, and the Solution Manager is one of the areas where there have been a lot of changes from earlier versions.
Synchronous Technology and Live Rules Synchronous Technology and Live Rules
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software When you start learning, you can use the Steering Wheel for simple stuff, but you might do better to establish design intent with PMI.
BOM Approaches with Teamcenter Snapshots BOM Approaches with Teamcenter Snapshots
By BCT Technology AG Let's say you want to protocol the different statuses of a BOM during product development phases and reproduce them at a later time.
Creating Animations in Solid Edge and Reusing Assemblies Creating Animations in Solid Edge and Reusing Assemblies
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software We will reuse the motor assembly with all of the mates, but make a special version of it for animation and for sharing.
Color and Style Options in Solid Edge Color and Style Options in Solid Edge
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software With these Solid Edge tools you don't need a rendering package or an art degree to make parts/assemblies/scenes that look a little more interesting.
Machining Steep and Non-steep Geometry in NX Machining Steep and Non-steep Geometry in NX
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Jim Wright demonstrates why a one-size-fits-all approach does not work well. Different strategies are required for different geometry.
What is the Best Way to Use Synchronous Technology What is the Best Way to Use Synchronous Technology
By Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Blog Matt Lombard covers the best way to use and get started with synchronous technology, including how to use Dimensions, Face Rules and Live Rules.
CAM Logic's Tech Tuesday: Exporting a Tool Assembly CAM Logic's Tech Tuesday: Exporting a Tool Assembly
By Rob Carver, Applications Engineer, CAM Logic Join CAM Logic Applications Engineer Rob Carver as he demonstrates exporting a tool assembly in NX CAM.
NC PROGRAMMING - The Benefits of a Manufacturing Setup NC PROGRAMMING - The Benefits of a Manufacturing Setup
From the Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Channel Learn how to create a manufacturing setup in NX CAM that includes part geometry ready for machining and collision-free workpiece holding.
eBOM and mBOM Configuration Management eBOM and mBOM Configuration Management
From the CAM Logic You Tube Channel This video shows how Teamcenter can help manufacturers manage eBOM and mBOM, and update manufacturing processes.
NX Product Template Studio Demo NX Product Template Studio Demo
By Rob Carver, Applications Engineer, CAM Logic Today's focus is going to be on how to create a gear hob using the Product Template Studio Tool in NX.
What to Take Advantage of in ST6 What to Take Advantage of in ST6
By Josh Ponzetti, CAM Logic Application Engineer Join Joshua Ponzetti in this special hour long look at what's new in Solid Edge ST6 and what to take advantage of.
Create and Share Designs or Modeling Steps on YouTube Create and Share Designs or Modeling Steps on YouTube
From the CAM Logic YouTube Channel Whether you are creating training material, or showing off an award winning design, new capabilities in ST6 make that process easier.
Solid Edge ST6 3D Design Migration Solid Edge ST6 3D Design Migration
From the CAM Logic You Tube Channel Watch how easy it is to move assemblies or entire folders of SolidWorks data into Solid Edge with the new bulk migrator in ST6.
Entity ID Contouring for Model Checking Entity ID Contouring for Model Checking
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube See how to verify the entity ID numbering of a model through color assignment in Femap.
Working with the Helix Command Working with the Helix Command
By Rob Carver, Applications Engineer, CAM Logic Watch this video tip on menu options and possible application of the helix in NX.
Finding Solid Edge and Femap Apps Finding Solid Edge and Femap Apps
By Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Blog This tip assists with links to Solid Edge and Femap Apps, how to buy apps, info on our partner program, how it works, how you join, etc.
Machine Probing in NX
By Rob Carver, Applications Engineer, CAM Logic Join CAM Logic Applications Engineer Rob Carver as he demonstrates a variety of time saving software tips and tricks in NX CAM and ESPRIT.
Syncronous Modeling and How it Can Simplify Your Workflow Syncronous Modeling and How it Can Simplify Your Workflow
By Rob Carver, Applications Engineer, CAM Logic Join CAM Logic Applications Engineer Rob Carver as he demonstrates a variety of time saving software tips and tricks in NX CAM.
Reverse Displayed and Hidden Entities with Single Click Reverse Displayed and Hidden Entities with Single Click
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube See how you can reverse the displayed and hidden entities in a single mouse click, and switch them back again in Femap.
Learn How to Use the Free Body Tool Learn How to Use the Free Body Tool
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube See how to use the Free Body tool in Femap to create free body diagrams and aid postprocessing.
30 Minutes in NX CAM and ESPRIT 30 Minutes in NX CAM and ESPRIT
By Rob Carver, CAM Logic Join CAM Logic Applications Engineer Rob Carver as he demonstrates a variety of time saving software tips and tricks in NX CAM and ESPRIT.
NX CAM Holemaking Options NX CAM Holemaking Options
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Learn how to use the NX CAM holemaking options to address any hole, ensuring the best cutting results for various drilling cycles and more.
Produce and Alternate Position Assembly in Solid Edge Produce and Alternate Position Assembly in Solid Edge
By Josh Ponzetti, CAM Logic Application Engineer How to bring the Alternate Position Assembly into Solid Edge, carrying over the Alternate Positions and using them in for drawing view purposes.
Result Surveys in Femap Result Surveys in Femap
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube Find out how ranking is pretty easy and straightforward in Femap in this video from Siemens PLM Software.
Customize Feature Based Machining in NX Customize Feature Based Machining in NX
By Siemens PLM Software, YouTube This tip explores feature teaching and operation teaching and how you can customize feature based machining to work with geometry and operations.
How to Set Up a Model to Have a Set of Coincidence Nodes How to Set Up a Model to Have a Set of Coincidence Nodes
This quick tip focuses on how Femap includes a method of moving nodes to be coincident within a tolerance.
Save Time By Developing PMI Applications for NX 8.5 Save Time By Developing PMI Applications for NX 8.5
By Rob Carver, CAM Logic In this video tutorial NX 8.5 users will learn how they can save time and energy by creating product manufacturing information (PMI) applications.
Getting Started with Teamcenter Getting Started with Teamcenter
By CAM Logic This video tutorial will show Solid Edge users how they can reduce costs by adopting product data management best practices.
Using the Machining Knowledge Editor in NX CAM Using the Machining Knowledge Editor in NX CAM
By Siemens PLM Software Watch this video tip on how to take full control of feature based machining using the machining knowledge editor.
Why Femap with NX Nastran is a Cost Effective Solution Why Femap with NX Nastran is a Cost Effective Solution
By CAM Logic In this video see how Femap with NX Nastran can verify that your design will be strong enough to handle loading conditions.
Increase Your Programming Productivity Substantially Increase Your Programming Productivity Substantially
By Siemens PLM, YouTube Learn how to recognize features and apply standard machining processes to them with NX CAM's feature-based machining.
Femap Temperature Loads From Excel Femap Temperature Loads From Excel
By Siemens PLM, YouTube See how to import data from Excel and create a load case in Femap.
Learn About New Functions in NX CMM Inspection Programming Learn About New Functions in NX CMM Inspection Programming
By Siemens PLM, YouTube How to read inspection measurement results into NX and use the various options to analyze defining features and tolerances.
Robotic Deburring Using Process Simulate Robotic Deburring Using Process Simulate
By Siemens PLM Software Deburring significantly increases the surface finish and quality of parts, and using robots it can be done cheaply and safely.
The Basics of NX CMM Inspection Programming The Basics of NX CMM Inspection Programming
Learn about how to use NX CMM Inspection Programming to automate programming, capture best practices and minimize on-machine prove-outs.
Do You Know How to Use Path Selection in NX? Do You Know How to Use Path Selection in NX?
Learn how to extrude different paths through a sketch in this YouTube tip.
Creating Elements Between Coincident Nodes in Femap Creating Elements Between Coincident Nodes in Femap
By Alastair Robertson, Marketing Manager for Femap, Siemens PLM Software The task of creating elements such as springs or gaps between coincident node points can present some challenges.
New in NX 8.5- Volume-based 2.5 D Milling New in NX 8.5- Volume-based 2.5 D Milling
By Siemens PLM Software The new volume-based 2.5 D milling feature in NX 8.5 give users the ability to create machinery and aerospace parts faster than ever before.
NX 8.5 Advanced Simulations NX 8.5 Advanced Simulations
This video demonstrates how to mesh component FEMs in the context of the overall assembly FEM in NX 8.5.
Find the Optimal Method of Packing Products Find the Optimal Method of Packing Products
By Siemens PLM Blog The Tecnomatix Process Designer “container packing solution” helps manufactures find the optimal solution for packing and shipping their products.
Extrude Element Edges in Femap Extrude Element Edges in Femap
A video tutorial that shows Femap users the fastest and easiest way to extrude element edges to create new shell elements from existing shells in Femap.
Understanding Contact Simulation in NX CAE Understanding Contact Simulation in NX CAE
By Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software Contact simulation is one of the fundamentals of modern product testing. This tip will teach users how to use the technology in NX Advanced Simulation.
View Manipulation in Solid Edge View Manipulation in Solid Edge
Solid Edge has many features designed to help users navigate their designs. Learn to master them in this video tutorial.
NX CAE Temperature Mapping NX CAE Temperature Mapping
By Mark Subramaniam, Siemens PLM Software This video illustrates the mapping of temperature results from a thermal solution to a structural analysis model in NX CAE.
Nailboards in ST5 Nailboards in ST5
By CAMdivision Solid Edge ST5 has a number of features designed to help you reduce the amount of time you spend on drafting nailboards.
Quickly React to Design Change Requests in NX CAM Quickly React to Design Change Requests in NX CAM
Last minute design change requests can be a real headache. This tip can help take the sting out.
Save Your Femap Layout Save Your Femap Layout
See how to customize and save the user interface layout in Siemens PLM Software's Femap.
Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology
This video looks at the steering wheel functionality in Solid Edge, and is a good video for those still working in the ordered environment.
Create a Constraint Equation Create a Constraint Equation
Use Femap to set up a constraint equation that relates nodal degrees of freedom.
NX CAE Advanced Simulation Toolbar NX CAE Advanced Simulation Toolbar
Start an advanced simulation and review the analysis file structure in NX CAE.
Often Overlooked NX Features Often Overlooked NX Features
What is synchronous modeling and what are the tools for synchronous modeling in NX?
Organize your Femap Model with Reference Groups
With reference groups you can more easily visualize different segments of your model.
NX Hints on Full Screen Mode NX Hints on Full Screen Mode
Use the NX full screen to maximize the size of the graphics window.
Create Hydraulic Tube Routes in Solid Edge Create Hydraulic Tube Routes in Solid Edge
Control all components associated with tubing in one sketch.
Control Femap Element Selection Control Femap Element Selection
See how to select a group of elements with adjacent faces in this video by Siemens PLM Software.
View an NX Model from the Inside View an NX Model from the Inside
How to use features in NX to view a model from a perspective inside the model, like for instance a car.
Development Drawings from 3D Objects Development Drawings from 3D Objects
How to produce a development drawing from a 3D object in Solid Edge Sheet Metal.
Motion Simulation in NX Motion Simulation in NX
How to use the gears coupler in the NX motion simulation module.
Define a Path in NX Define a Path in NX
Section based commands in NX let you define a continuous path.
How to Find a New Command in NX
Command finder makes it easy to find an unfamiliar command in NX to perform a specific task like hollowing out a solid.
Steering Wheel Mouse Actions Steering Wheel Mouse Actions
Learn keyboard and mouse combinations for manipulation of the steering wheel in Solid Edge.
Work With Zones in Solid Edge Work With Zones in Solid Edge
By Solid Mastermind Manage the display of components in a large Solid Edge assembly.
Extract a Mid Plane Surface in Solid Edge Simulation
Learn how to use surface elements to simplify analysis in Solid Edge Simulation.
Display DDM Attributes in Solid Edge Display DDM Attributes in Solid Edge
Configure the title block in Solid Edge drawings to display DigitalDataManager attributes.
Test Hydrostatic Loads in Femap Test Hydrostatic Loads in Femap
Learn how to use an equation to find out the hydrostatic load on a model such as a water tank.
Reuse Geometry in Solid Edge Reuse Geometry in Solid Edge
By Solid Mastermind Reuse parts by copying them into a feature library in Solid Edge.
NX Offset Surface Command NX Offset Surface Command
Learn how to use the offset surface tool in Siemens’ NX.
Better Visualization in Femap Better Visualization in Femap
Learn how to use the Femap model clipping plane.
Strength Analysis on Sheet Metal Strength Analysis on Sheet Metal
From solidedge.co.za How to use Femap Express in Solid Edge.
Use One Sketch to Create Multiple Features Use One Sketch to Create Multiple Features
By UCCADprof How to use the extrude, offset and draft options in NX.
Reuse Common Geometry Reuse Common Geometry
By Solid Mastermind Learn how to use the Feature Library to reuse geometry.
Create High Resolution Screen Shots Create High Resolution Screen Shots
From Siemens PLM Use the Preferences Views dialog box to take screen shots in Femap.
Tangent Dimensions within a Solid Edge 2D Drawing Tangent Dimensions within a Solid Edge 2D Drawing
By Solid Mastermind Learn options for the creation of tangent dimensions within Solid Edge.
How to Use Swept in NX How to Use Swept in NX
A tip from UCCADprof’s YouTube channel shows how to create a cutout using the Swept feature in NX.
Easily Inspect Elements in Femap Easily Inspect Elements in Femap
This Siemens PLM video tip shows how to visually inspect a solid element for mesh quality.
Switch Between Line Mode and Arc Mode Switch Between Line Mode and Arc Mode
By Jon Sutcliffe, Solid Mastermind Keyboard shortcuts for quickly drawing and switching between lines an arcs.
Make Your Workflow Easier with these NX Shortcuts Make Your Workflow Easier with these NX Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts HOME, END and F8 keys can make using NX faster and easier, making you more productive.
Connect Geometry in Femap Connect Geometry in Femap
Use the NonManifold Add command to connect up geometry prior to meshing.
Mouse and Keyboard Tricks in Solid Edge Mouse and Keyboard Tricks in Solid Edge
Manipulate your view, even in the middle of a command, with this video.
Make Sure You Take the Right Steps Before Installing ST4 Make Sure You Take the Right Steps Before Installing ST4
By Jon Sutcliffe, Solid Mastermind In this tip users learn what steps they should take before they install Solid Edge ST4.
Save Time by Mapping Different Dimension Styles Save Time by Mapping Different Dimension Styles
By Solid Mastermind In this tip users learn how to streamline their drawing process by mapping different dimension styles to different element types.
Extract a Mid Plane for Easier Analysis in Solid Edge Extract a Mid Plane for Easier Analysis in Solid Edge
In this tip users learn how to take out the mid plane surface and use surface elements to simplify the analysis.
Learn the Best Time to Restrict Boundaries Learn the Best Time to Restrict Boundaries
In this tip users learn how to create boundaries in CAM Express, plus how to restrict boundaries for machined parts.
Reuse Geometry the Easy Way Reuse Geometry the Easy Way
By Solid Mastermind In this video tip users learn how to take advantage of the copy and paste tools to reuse geometry in Solid Edge.
Fill Gaps in Your Geometry Fill Gaps in Your Geometry
In this tip Femap users learn how to use the Meshing Toolbox in Femap to extend surfaces to fill gaps in their designs.
Optimize Your Femap Implementation Optimize Your Femap Implementation
In this tip users learn how to get the best performance from Femap with limited memory.
Automatically Update CAM Changes to Solid Edge Models Automatically Update CAM Changes to Solid Edge Models
In this tip users learn how they can automatically update their Solid Edge models in response to changes to tool paths created in CAM Express.
What’s New in Solid Edge Simulation, ST4 Edition? What’s New in Solid Edge Simulation, ST4 Edition?
Get a hands-on view of the new features in Solid Edge Simulation, ST4 Edition in this blog post from Siemens PLM Software.
Use the Bounding Box for Important Calculations Use the Bounding Box for Important Calculations
By Al Robertson, Siemens PLM Blog In this tip users learn how to use the bounding box in Femap and why it is important.
Save Time Constraining Tool Paths Save Time Constraining Tool Paths
By Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Blog In this video tip users learn how they can cut down on the time they spend constraining tool paths.
Maximize the Information Contained in your Models Maximize the Information Contained in your Models
By Solid Mastermid In this tip Solid Edge users learn how to create model views to get the most information possible into their designs.
Color Elements by Property ID Color Elements by Property ID
By Siemens PLM Blog In this tip Femap users learn how they can quickly identify properties by assigning them individual colors.
NX Help Libraries Tutorial NX Help Libraries Tutorial
Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Blog In this video presentation users learn how to take advantage of the new help files in NX.
Use Femap to Combine Results from Several Case Loads Use Femap to Combine Results from Several Case Loads
By Al Robertso, Siemens PLM Blog This tip will help users combine their results to determine either the highest node or the element result.
Easier Part Positioning Easier Part Positioning
By Solid Mastermind Learn how to use the EdgeBar to improve the posting of parts in an assembly.
Extract the Elements for FEA Extract the Elements for FEA
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog Learn how to extract the necessary elements from a mid plane surface to complete a finite element analysis.
Going from 2D to 3D in a Synchronous Model Going from 2D to 3D in a Synchronous Model
By Solid Mastermind This tip looks at how an imported 2D drawing can be used to construct a 3D model in a synchronous model.
A Fast Way to Turn 2D Models into 3D A Fast Way to Turn 2D Models into 3D
By Solid Mastermind In this video tutorial Solid Edge users learn about a quick way to turn 2D models into 3D models.
Save Time Updating Tool Paths Save Time Updating Tool Paths
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this video Solid Edge users learn how to automatically update tool paths using CAM Express.
Navigate Smart Dimensions Faster Navigate Smart Dimensions Faster
By Solid Mastermind Learn how to quickly use the Smart Dimensions function with these shortcuts.
Drive Component Item Numbers to a 3D Assembly Drive Component Item Numbers to a 3D Assembly
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this tip users learn how they can quickly transfer information from a 2D BOM to a 3D Assembly.
Speed up the Display Process in Solid Edge Speed up the Display Process in Solid Edge
By Solid Mastermind Learn how to manage large assemblies in this tip from Solid Mastermind.
Quickly Search Solid Edge Data Files Quickly Search Solid Edge Data Files
By IngeneaSoft In this video tip users learn how to configure IngeneaSoft's Solid Edge Data Management system to help them quickly search through their data.
Enhancing the FlashFit Assembly Workflow in Solid Edge Enhancing the FlashFit Assembly Workflow in Solid Edge
By Jon Sutcliffe, Solid Mastermind This video illustrates how the position and orientation of a part can be manually manipulated during the assembly process.
Tutorial Teaches the Basics of Solid Edge Driving Dimensions Tutorial Teaches the Basics of Solid Edge Driving Dimensions
By ADA PLM Solutions In this video tip users learn how to take advantage of driving dimensions in Solid Edge.
Make Custom Reference Planes in a Single Step Make Custom Reference Planes in a Single Step
Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog This video tip covers how Solid Edge users can easily create custom reference planes.
Leverage the Relationship Between Solid Edge and CAM Express Leverage the Relationship Between Solid Edge and CAM Express
Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this video tutorial users learn how fully take advantage of the connectivity between Solid Edge and CAM Express.
Solid Edge Basics Solid Edge Basics
By i GET IT Online Learn the basics of feature creation with this video tip.
Alter Your Models Interactions Alter Your Models Interactions
By Doug Stainbrook, Siemens PLM Blog In this tip users learn how to configure their models interactions while dragging faces.
Automate Your Designs in Solid Edge Automate Your Designs in Solid Edge
By Luc Poulin, Solid DNA Luc Poulin explains how users can save time and stress by automating the creation of their dimensions.
Get Help with Tricky Part Changes in Solid Edge Get Help with Tricky Part Changes in Solid Edge
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this tip users learn the best way to make changes to nonsymmetrical parts.
Learn to Create Components in Solid Edge ST2 Learn to Create Components in Solid Edge ST2
In this video tutorial users learn the basics of creating a component in Solid Edge Synchronous Technology 2.
Ensure Design Intent is Communicated Effectively Ensure Design Intent is Communicated Effectively
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this video tip users learn how to add parametric controls to their designs to help communicate design intent.
Don’t Get Hung Up on Wire Harnesses Don’t Get Hung Up on Wire Harnesses
By Solid Edge Tutorials In this tip users learn how to take some of the pain out of working with wire harnesses.
Eliminate the 2D Migration Nightmare
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog This video tip helps users ensure that their design intent is maintained while it is migrated from 2D to 3D.
Quick, Easy Automotive Design Quick, Easy Automotive Design
By Solid Edge Tutorials This video tutorial shows users how to design an automobile in Solid Edge.
Align a Random Hole Pattern in Solid Edge Align a Random Hole Pattern in Solid Edge
By Siemens PLM Software Learn how to align a random hole pattern in Solid Edge with synchronous technology in this new video fresh off the Siemens PLM Software blog.
See Your Drawing Without Having to Plot it See Your Drawing Without Having to Plot it
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog See how a drawing will look in advance by learning how to take advantage of the View as Printed feature in Solid Edge.
Mouse Design Fundamentals Mouse Design Fundamentals
By Solid Edge Tutorial Get the basics on how to design a PC mouse in this tip from Solid Edge Tutorials.
Learn Solid Edge on the Fly with Helpers Learn Solid Edge on the Fly with Helpers
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog In this tip from the Solid Edge Blog users learn how to use the Helpers feature to get hints and tips as they learn the software.
Changing the Orientation of the Steering Wheel in Solid Edge Changing the Orientation of the Steering Wheel in Solid Edge
By Luc Poulin, Solid DNA The steering wheel is an important element of the Synchronous design, it helps you move and orient surfaces of your model.
Build Assemblies Faster In Solid Edge Build Assemblies Faster In Solid Edge
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog If you are looking for ways to build quicker assemblies this tip can help.
NX6: Sweep Along Spline NX6: Sweep Along Spline
By Kiaurymiu Judinimas A tutorial for creating a sweep along a spline in NX 6.
A Conditional Formula for Solid Edge A Conditional Formula for Solid Edge
By Luc Poulin, Solid DNA In this tip Luc covers valid and non-valid conditions in Solid Edge. There's a french version too!
Select Assembly Reference Planes Select Assembly Reference Planes
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog Learn how to optimize the selection of assembly reference planes in Solid Edge in this tip.
Selection Manager Tip for Solid Edge Selection Manager Tip for Solid Edge
By Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Blog This tip demonstrates how the Solid Edge selection manager can help users work with both Solid Edge parts and imported models.
Solid Edge Tutorial PC Mouse Part Environment Tutorials 1 Solid Edge Tutorial PC Mouse Part Environment Tutorials 1
By Edge Learn Interactive Learn how to create a computer mouse with Solid Edge with this tutorial.
Using the Command Finder in Solid Edge Using the Command Finder in Solid Edge
Learn to use the command finder to quickly track down important functions.
Tricks for Navigating Solid Edge Tricks for Navigating Solid Edge
This video tip will help users navigate the Solid Edge interface.
Scaling Human Models in Tecnomatix Scaling Human Models in Tecnomatix
This video tip to will help users scale the Jack and Jill human models in Tecnomatix.
Solid Edge ST Addins - Part I Solid Edge ST Addins - Part I
By Jason Newell Whether you're an engineer with C++ experience or a full-time programmer, you'll need to create your own custom Solid Edge addins.
HP Tech Tip: Moving to a Widescreen LCD Monitor HP Tech Tip: Moving to a Widescreen LCD Monitor
By HP If you are unable to set a widescreen resolution, which may result in your circles looking oval, you can recalibrate NX for the current resolution.
Why Itanium Servers for NX Nastran? Why Itanium Servers for NX Nastran?
By HP HP discusses Itanium processor based servers and other hardware recommendations for NX Nastran.
How to do Objective Graphics Benchmarks How to do Objective Graphics Benchmarks
By Pamela Taylor, WSGBU Technical Consulting Lab (TCL), Hewlett-Packard Co What most customers commonly think are graphics tests are actually exercising the CPU.
Top 10 Common Mistakes  Rapid Prototyping Top 10 Common Mistakes Rapid Prototyping
By Quickparts Get solutions to common rapid prototyping design mistakes.
HP Multi-Core Workstations Enhance UGS NX User Productivity HP Multi-Core Workstations Enhance UGS NX User Productivity
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Take advantage of multi-core processing in this tip.
HP Resource Collector HP Resource Collector
By Rick Hohmann, Hewlett-Packard Company Take advantage of the HP Resource Collector in this tip from Hewlett-Packard.
Maximize NX and Teamcenter Visualization Graphics Maximize NX and Teamcenter Visualization Graphics
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard See how to get the most from Teamcenter and NX's graphical capabilities in this tip from Hewlett-Packard.
Iterative Solver Iterative Solver
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Take advantage of NASTRAN's Iterative Solver.
Visual Editor Visual Editor
By Tony Metz Take advantage of powerful NX modeling tools.
HP Helps with I-DEAS Large Memory Configuration HP Helps with I-DEAS Large Memory Configuration
Submitted by HP Find out how I-DEAS users can extend memory usage with HP's Performance Tuning Framework.
HP Tip for 2007 Daylight Saving Time Extension HP Tip for 2007 Daylight Saving Time Extension
Submitted by HP In 2007 DST will be extended by four weeks. HP offers updates for UGS users to ensure time accuracy.
A Handy Tip from Miroslav Mitrovic A Handy Tip from Miroslav Mitrovic
By Miroslav Mitrovic Miroslav Mitrovic shows how you can save time using reference planes.
Using ug_inspect Using ug_inspect
By Tony Metz, Metz, LLC This article describes how to use the basic commands of the ug_inspect utility. Get all the useful tips from consultant Tony Metz.
No more 8GB memory limit in NX Nastran No more 8GB memory limit in NX Nastran
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Hewlett-Packard offers this helpful tip on how to expand your memory use in Nastran.
Improve Nastran Performance Improve Nastran Performance
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Enhance Performance and Efficiency With This Handy Tip!
Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way Build Templates in Adobe 3D the Easy Way
Submitted by Lars Olson Here's a handy tip to help you build a custom template in Adobe 3D, save yourself time and aggravation and check it out!
Take Advantage of Dual Processing! Take Advantage of Dual Processing!
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Dual-Processors can enhance your UGS experience see how!
HP Linux Assistant for NX HP Linux Assistant for NX
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Using UGS in Linux can save you money and improve your system’s performance. HP offers this handy tip to make things easier for you!
Improve Your Graphics Performance! Improve Your Graphics Performance!
Submitted by Pamela Taylor For customers that have no problems with their current driver you should consider moving to the latest certified driver for performance improvements.
Get the Most Processing Speed from your Mobile Workstation Get the Most Processing Speed from your Mobile Workstation
Submitted by Hewlett-Packard Learn how to maximize the processing speed of your mobile workstation.
Get to Know Your Workstation a Little Better. Get to Know Your Workstation a Little Better.
By Rick Homan of Hewlett-Packard Want to better know what's happening inside that workstation? Check out this Performance Tuning Framework tip from HP.
HP Offers Tips on Boosting Memory HP Offers Tips on Boosting Memory
Submitted by HP More customers are running into a problem that CAD users ran into in the days of 16-bit processors: Reaching the limits of an old architecture.
NX Nastran:Use Faster I/O System to get More Performance NX Nastran:Use Faster I/O System to get More Performance
By Pari Rajaram Hot Tip for FEA analysis helps reveal weaknesses in 3-D models. Remember: Speed = Success
HP Helps You Select the Right Graphics Driver HP Helps You Select the Right Graphics Driver
By Rick Hohmann With HP personal workstations help in finding the right graphics driver is just a keystroke away.
If it Ain't Broke Doesn't Mean it Don't Need an Upgrade If it Ain't Broke Doesn't Mean it Don't Need an Upgrade
By Keith Guerin Performance monitoring and system management can determine an older system's needs to help keep it humming right along.
NX Log Analyzer Hits the Spot NX Log Analyzer Hits the Spot
By Pam Taylor Hot Tip from HP: This Log Analyzer reports important information that can be helpful when diagnosing NX problems or inspecting customize settings.
Introduction to NX3: Base Support Tutorial Introduction to NX3: Base Support Tutorial
By Louis Gary Lamit Trainer and author Louis Gary Lamit offers this informative tutorial, complete with screen shots and concise directions. A helpful introduction to NX3.
Best Practices in Data Translation Best Practices in Data Translation
Todd Reade, President, TransMagic, Inc. Here are some tips, courtesy of TransMagic's Todd Reade, for addressing common CAD data translation problems.
Text Curves with NX3 Text Curves with NX3
Contributed by Stephen Samuel and Staff at Design Visionaries Here's another excerpt — this one on text curve fundamentals — from the book Practical Unigraphics NX3 Modeling, Drafting, and Assemblies
Creating Associative Lines and Arcs in NX3 Creating Associative Lines and Arcs in NX3
Contributed by Stephen Samuel and Staff at Design Visionaries Here's an excerpt on curve fundamentals from the new book Practical Unigraphics NX3 Modeling, Drafting, and Assemblies.
Draft Tip: Non-Rectangular Crop Draft Tip: Non-Rectangular Crop
By Tushar Suradkar In this quick tip, Tushar explains how you can create a non-rectangular cropped view.
Using Symbols in Solid Edge Using Symbols in Solid Edge
By the SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma Do you know about Solid Edge Draft's workflow for symbols?
Opening a CATIA V4 model file in UGS NX 1 Opening a CATIA V4 model file in UGS NX 1
By Erick Martinez, Cadpo, Ready5 Instructor Tips for translating a CATIA V4 model file into UG NX or vice versa.
Assembly Tip : Rotate, Preview, and Drop Assembly Tip : Rotate, Preview, and Drop
By Tushar Suradkar In this quick tip, Tushar explains how to drop a part in an assembly in an orientation diferent from when it was created.
Two Quick Drawing Tips Two Quick Drawing Tips
By training staff at Hörchner & Hammersma and Cadpo Here are a couple of quick tips courtesy of our Solid Edge-saavy friends at Cadpo and Solid-Tools.
Running NX2 on Windows XP Running NX2 on Windows XP
By Wayne Eubanks NX-pert Wayne Eubanks explains what to do if your check boxes in the toolbar and other options are disappearing.
Placing Text on a Solid Model Placing Text on a Solid Model
By Kevin Carter, Cadpo Do you want to put text on a model without having to edit every view on the drawing that you don't want the text to show in? Here's a workaround...
Precision of B-splines in Flat Patterns Precision of B-splines in Flat Patterns
By the SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma Here's how to create precise free-formed or B-spline curves in flat patterns using fewer x,y points.
Setting the Environment Variable for the Autoballoon Feature Setting the Environment Variable for the Autoballoon Feature
By Dave Francis, Cadpo There are some limitations with the new Autoballoon feature for Parts List in NX 2...
Suppress IntelliSketch Suppress IntelliSketch
By the SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma Working in the sketch / 2D environment of Solid Edge you can set the ‘snap’ of the cursor when clicking a line...
Environment Variable to Turn On Dynamic Extrude Environment Variable to Turn On Dynamic Extrude
By Joanne Green Here's how to make the dynamic extrude function available in NX2.
Programming for Solid Edge in Visual Basic Programming for Solid Edge in Visual Basic
By Mike Superville, J-Squared Technologies, Inc. Solid Edge authority Mike Superville clues us in to some of the helpful resources available for VB programming.
Identifying The Current Components in A Directory Identifying The Current Components in A Directory
By Cary Kinder Have you ever wanted to identify which components ended up being used in your assembly?
Drawing Performance Optimisation Drawing Performance Optimisation
By Simon Dass, SOLID Applications Ltd. Here are a few tips from to help you get more from Solid Edge drafting.
Setting the Environment Variable for the Autoballoon Setting the Environment Variable for the Autoballoon
By Dave Francis, eWare Content Developer, Cadpo Having trouble creating a parts list with the Autoballon feature in NX 2? Here's help!
Creating Associative Curves for a Through Curves Feature Creating Associative Curves for a Through Curves Feature
By Aravind Ravisekar Learn how to create a parametric transition body between two defined solid bodies.
Easy File Exchange with PCF Easy File Exchange with PCF
By the SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma Solid Edge V15+ users, are you reaping the benefits of .pcf files in Insight Connect for e-mail collaboration?
Creating LH/RH Parts Using WAVE in NX1 Creating LH/RH Parts Using WAVE in NX1
By Jane North Check out this tip from Cadpo on Mirroring components using WAVE.
Drafting Tip: Multiple Break Lines Drafting Tip: Multiple Break Lines
By Tushar Suradkar Learn how to create multiple break lines for annotation objects.
Why Constrain a Section Line? Why Constrain a Section Line?
By the SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma The SolidTools team shows us how to constrain a section line to the desired length and position.
Drawing Performance Optimisation Drawing Performance Optimisation
By Simon Dass Here are a few tips to help you get more from Solid Edge Drafting.
Assembly Tip - Place a Part Without a Relationship Assembly Tip - Place a Part Without a Relationship
By Tushar Suradkar Read on for an assembly tip from Solid Edge guru Tushar Suradkar.
A Quicker Connect A Quicker Connect
By Tushar Suradkar Are you sure you're connected?
How to Adjust the QuickPick How to Adjust the QuickPick
By The SolidTools Team at Hörchner & Hammersma The SolidTools team shows us how to work with the overhauled QuickPick function in Solid Edge V15.
Drafting Tip - OLE with Borders
By Tushar Suradkar You can have OLE objects inserted in a draft sheet with or without borders, automatically.
More on Polygons
Great for bolt heads or nuts.
Drafting Tip - Exporting to DWG with Automatic Layers
You can have layers generated automatically when exporting a Solid Edge draft file as AutoCAD drawing.
Solid Edge Sketcher Tip - Easy Polygons
By Tushar Suradkar Even though Solid Edge lacks a generic polygon tool, it is extremely easy to make one.