Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Solid Edge App: Add DXF and DWG to Sketch

This Solid Edge app lets you open a DXF or DWG file and adds it directly to the active sketch in a Part or Sheetmetal file.

Here's a sample DXF/DWG file opened in Draft.



Here's how it looks like after inserting in the active sketch in a Part or Sheet Metal file.



Usage:
1. Keep a Part or Sheet Metal document open.
2. Edit an existing sketch or start a new sketch or enter the sketcher mode in any command like Extrude, Revolve, Cut, etc.
3. Run the program and select a DXF/DWG file to open.
4. The app opens the DXF/DWG in a temporary Draft file and copies the contents.
5. The temporary draft file is discarded.
6. The part/sheetmetal file is activated and the DXF/DWG contents are pasted in the open sketch.
7. The view is Zoom Fit.

Notes:

1. Works in the ordered mode only.
2. It does not check if the DXF/DWG is empty.

Future Enhancements:

1. Sync mode.
2. Assembly.
3. Prompting the user to pick one of the existing sketches.

For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

How to use:
1. Download the zip file from the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Call the file AddDXFToSketch.exe from the folder.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HzZphDYDQJk_FJTyz223_kIZlWxrn3XE/view?usp=sharing

Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Solid Edge App: Display Selected Object Count in Statusbar

This Solid Edge app displays the count of selected objects in the status bar.

Usage:
1. Keep a Solid Edge document open and run the program.
2. The program displays the count of selected objects in the status bar.

For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

How to use:
1. Download the zip file from the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Double-click the file SelCount.exe in the folder.

Note: 
The download also contains an image file to be used on the Ribbon or Radial menu for the command.




Read how you can run an app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Solid Edge to VR in minutes using Data Streaming

The globally competitive environment in which corporations operate demands that stakeholders are able to cut their design review cycles, in half thereby making actual ideas exchange a greater proportion of the job. In such scenarios the ability of a VR software that can handle large datasets in a collaborative environment becomes key.
Handling large Solid Edge datasets is a cumbersome task that undergoes a tedious translation from one format to another before ultimately making it to the VR space. This results in wastage of valuable time and employee resources. 

A plethora of VR vendors claim to ease the process of Solid Edge to VR transition only to end up providing semi-automatic SE data authoring tools or processes. Exxar stands out from the pack by making this experience seamless. By using cutting-edge technologies like native Solid Edge data streaming, handling large datasets is now a one-click, single-minute process. This means you can potentially save millions in costly rework and time delays typically associated with handling large CAD datasets by using Exxar for your Solid Edge design reviews.
Read an in-depth article on how Solid Edge Data streaming to Vr is the new big thing:
Also, watch a video on the Exxar channel:

I strongly recommend giving Exxar a try by requesting a trial version from the blog.

Sunday, 5 January 2020

Solid Edge App: Add Titles to Assembly Pathfinder

This Solid Edge app appends the Title property of the occurrence document in the assembly Pathfinder.

Usage:
1. Keep a Solid Edge assembly document open and run the program.
2. The program traverses the occurrences and appends the [Title] if it is not blank or empty.

Note:
1. To reset the occurrence names to the original or default, run the  antidote program called ResetOccurrenceNamesInAssemblyPathFinder.exe
For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

How to use:
1. Download the zip file from the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Double-click the file AddTitlesToAssemblyPathFinder.exe in the folder.
4. Double-click the file ResetOccurrenceNamesInAssemblyPathFinder.exe in the folder to reset the names in the Pathfinder.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nkn7QFlbHXuRl3-cb9cjG4FLDiUlnZDb/view?usp=sharing

Read how you can run an app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


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Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Solid Edge App: Hole Reviewer

This Solid Edge app lists holes sizes from a Part or Sheetmetal in a pull-down list and then highlights holes of a size selected from the list.

Useful for mold and die designers and for general design review purposes.


Usage:
1. Keep a Part or Sheeetmetal document open and run the program.
2. The program scans the part and gathers all hole sizes in the pull-down list.
3. Select a hole size from the list and click the Highlight button.
4. Changing the highlight color applies the current and future highlights.

Future Enhancements:

1. Highlight Round, Chamfer, Rib, and Draft/Taper features.
2. Color faces of highlighted features.
3. Modify feature parameters like hole dia, draft angle, round radius, etc.
4. Filter criteria for parameters like Less than, greater than, equal to or greater than, etc.
5. Any other feature that you request.

For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

How to use:
1. Download the zip file from the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Call the file HoleReviewer.exe from the folder from the command line.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wwU-fzs5UJs796tBh1eu15XCOXxvT7lB/view?usp=sharing

Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


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Also visit: www.CADVertex.com

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Monday, 23 December 2019

Solid Edge App: Convert Files from Command Line

This Solid Edge app is a command-line utility that imports all supported file formats from a specified folder into Solid Edge using a specified template.

This app does not have a user interface nor is it a console application.
The executable should be run from the command line with the following arguments:

Argument 1: Input Folder.

Argument 2: Folder Option, "0"=Top Folder Only, "1"=Include SubFolders.

Argument 3: File Type i.e. Import Format, for e.g. "DWG"
Note: DO NOT use wildcards like "*.DWG" or "?.DWG"

Argument 4: The Solid Edge Template to be used.
Note: Specify the full path with filename and extension.

Example Usages:

The following will convert all DWG files from the folder C:\Testfolder AND its sub-folders and save them as Solid Edge Draft documents.

ImportToSE.exe "C:\TestFolder" "1" "DWG" "G:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2019\Template\ISO Metric\iso metric draft.dft"

The following will convert all X_T i.e. Parasolid files from the folder C:\Testfolder BUT NOT from its sub-folders and save them as Solid Edge Part documents.

ImportToSE.exe "C:\TestFolder" "0" "x_T" "G:\Program Files\Solid Edge 2019\Template\ISO Metric\iso metric part.par"

Once the parameters are found to be correct, the program displays the progress at the command line as below:




Notes:
1. Run the utility from the folder where the executable is saved.
2. The program does not prompt to overwrite files since Solid Edge alerts are suppressed.
3. The program checks if the input folder and the template exits.
4. The program also checks if there are any files in the specified folder of the specified type.
5. The program also checks if all required arguments are given.
6. The program DOES NOT check if the specified import format is supported in Solid Edge.

7. Solid Edge should be running.
8. All documents in Solid Edge should be closed.

For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]


How to use:
1. Download the zip file in the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Call the file ImportToSE.exe from the folder from the command line.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sP88SeknONI133AqGc4w5jHio8wembOj/view?usp=sharing

Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


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Sunday, 22 December 2019

Solid Edge App: Parts List to Excel Catalog

This Solid Edge app exports a selected Parts List in a Draft sheet to Excel and further adds a preview image that hyperlinks back to the part in that row. This means when you click the image the part/assembly opens in Solid Edge

For any customization or formatting, kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

Usage:

1. Keep Excel open and a file open.
2. Select a Parts List in Solid Edge.




3. Run the app.
4. The Parts list is exported to Excel.
5. A new column for Preview is added.




6. Click the preview image to open the model in Solid Edge.


Notes:

1. Parts List formatting from Solid Edge is not applied to the catalog in Excel.
2. Titles are not read from the Parts List.
3. All columns except the first are auto fit to width.


How to use:
1. Download the zip file in the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Run the file PartsListToCatalog.exe from the folder.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MZ7cjIOpDYKkEy_867Umfq8Oef5_aXMK/view?usp=sharing

Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


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Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Solid Edge App: Plot Points from Excel

This app for Solid Edge reads X,Y coordinates from Excel and creates point objects on a Draft sheet.

Usage:

1. In Excel select the range of X,Y coordinates to plot.



2. Keep Solid Edge with a Draft document open.
3. Run the macro. The points are created.

Notes:
1. At least a 2x2 range of cells should be selected in Excel.
2. A Draft document should be open in Solid Edge.
3. The values are interpreted as the current draft document units. This means 10 is read as 10 inches when Inch is the document unit and 10 mm when the document unit is set to mm.


How to use:
1. Download the zip file in the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Run the file PlotPointsFromExcel.exe from the folder.


  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W7tmDtMtWApMhU2DKZ1Q8Kt-XxuFm8MD/view?usp=sharing


Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


24_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_thClick here to join the Solid Edge user's Facebook group

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Friday, 15 November 2019

Solid Edge App: Rename Sheets to Referenced Model

This app renames the sheets of a currently open Solid Edge Draft to the model name of the first drawing view found on that sheet.

For example, if a Solid Edge Draft file has the following sheets then they are renamed as shown below:




IF there is no drawing view on a sheet, then the sheet is not renamed.
 
  
Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Run the app.
3. The app renames sheets.

  
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Tx5pTmyTk9edsJD2I3KqJWgCljLEJtNQ/view?usp=sharing


Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar


24_thumb2_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_thClick here to join the Solid Edge user's Facebook group

Solid Edge knowledge sharing, tutorials, videos, tips, CAD cartoons, SE crosswords, puzzles, games, SE events, SE job opportunities.



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