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:
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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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Thursday, 14 November 2019

Solid Edge App: Separate Sheets to Drawings

This app makes copies of the currently open Solid Edge Draft equal to the number of sheets in the draft and names the new drawings named as below

DraftName_Sheet1.dft
DraftName_Sheet2.dft
DraftName_Sheet3.dft
and so on...

For example, if a Solid Edge Draft file called Carrier.dft has the following sheets then the files created are:



Each drawing has only one sheet from the original drawing and all other sheets are deleted.
 
Thus the sheets in original drawings are separated into individual drawings.
  
Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Run the app.

3. A prompt appears informing you of the number of drawings that will be created and asks to proceed.

4. The app generates the drawings and informs when the operation is finished.




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1. You should have at least 2 sheets in the Draft file.
2. The Draft document should be saved before running the app.
3. You are prompted before and after running the app.


  
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14poqrTf2qrgJydt39rtDnamvmpfnWBWy/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, 10 November 2019

Solid Edge App: Points Table

This app creates a table of selected points' X and Y coordinates in Solid Edge Draft.

Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Select a few points on the sheet.
3. Run the app.
4. A table is created at origin and the selected points' X and Y coordinates are displayed in its rows and columns.




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1. You have to manually adjust the column widths and table style as required.
2. The app does not update if the points are modified later.
3. You must select the points before running the app.


  
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LlAgWCZfrn63RVTMImwVYjHXq2XO9GqX/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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Thursday, 17 October 2019

Solid Edge App: Add Bend Count To a Parts List

This app adds a column called Bend Count to a Parts List in Solid Edge then writes the number of bends for each sheetmetal part in that column.

Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Select a Parts List in that order.
3. Run the app.
4. The column is added to the Parts List and the number of bends from the sheetmetal part is displayed in its row under the column.




bulbtip.pngNotes:

1. You have to manually remove the column if not required later.
2. The app does not update the count if the sheetmetal part is modified later.
3. You must select the Parts List before running the app.


  
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
http://www.cadvertex.com/download.htm


[See the 2nd app in the 8th bunch or search for 'Add Bend Count' on that page]



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, 15 October 2019

Solid Edge App: Column Total in PartsList

This app adds up the numbers in a specified column in a PartsList in Solid Edge.

Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Select a PartsList.
2. Run the app.
3. An input box prompts to specify the column number to add up.





4. Specify 3 for the 3rd column.
5. A new row is added to the PartsList with the word Total in the left column and the total in the specified column.


















bulbtip.pngNotes:

1. There are absolutely no error checks on the data in the specified column.
2. You have to manually remove the row if not required later.
3. The app does not update the total if the PartsList is modified.


  
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
http://www.cadvertex.com/download.htm


[See the 1st app in the 8th bunch or search for Column Total in PartList on that page]


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, 13 October 2019

Solid Edge App: Export Model from Drawing Views

This app reads all drawing views in a Draft open in Solid Edge and lists the referenced models in a list box to select from. The app then allows exporting the models to any of the 15 formats that Solid Edge supports.

Usage:

1. Open a Draft document in Solid Edge.
2. Run the app.
3. A dialog opens with a list of all model filenames from the various drawing views on all sheets in the Draft.


4. Select files in the list and a format to export to.
5. Click the Export button at the bottom of the dialog.
bulbtip.pngNotes:

1. You can use the Ctrl and Shift keys to select multiple files in the list.
2. The dialog is sizable to accommodate long file names.
3. The dialog can be kept on top of all applications including Solid Edge but can be minimized.
4. Various buttons can be used to select all file, de-select all files and to invert the selection.
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:
http://www.cadvertex.com/download.htm

[See the 5th app in the 7th bunch or search for Open From PartsList on that page]
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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Thursday, 10 October 2019

Solid Edge App - Open Part from PartsList

This app opens parts and assemblies from a PartsList in a Solid Edge Draft file.

Usage:

1. Select a PartsList in a Solid Edge Draft document.
2. Run the app.
3. A dialog opens with a list of all filenames from the PartList.


4. Select a file in the list and click the Open button at the bottom of the dialog.
bulbtip.pngNotes:

1. You can also double-click on a filename on the list to open in Solid Edge.
2. The dialog is sizable to accommodate long file names.
3. Dialog always remains on top of all applications including Solid Edge but can be minimized.
25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:http://www.cadvertex.com/download.htm
[See the 4th app in the 7th bunch or search for Open From PartsList on that page]
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, 29 September 2019

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip #096

This Solid Edge video tip shows how to fill the voids mistakenly created at the bottom portion of a part as a result of using the Cutout or Thinwall command.





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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Solid Edge Video Quick Tip #100

This Solid Edge video tip shows how to toggle the dynamic preview of feature creation using a keyboard shortcut and how it affects the feature creation.





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Solid Edge Video Quick Tip #099

This Solid Edge video tip shows how to add Files and Macros to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT).

In other words, the video shows how to customize the QAT or the radial menu.
  
When you associate a file to an icon on the QAT or the radial menu, the file opens on clicking the button. This is helpful when you need to quickly access standard files like Excel tables or notes during modeling or creating drawings in Solid Edge.
   
When an executable or a program or an app or a macro is attached to a button on the QAT, the program can be started by clicking the button.



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Solid Edge Video Quick Tip #098

This Solid Edge video tip shows how to create an Enclosure or a transparent bounding box around an object.

  



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