In an animation I am trying to make a component move to a position and become invisible, then return to its original position and become visible again. I have made a motor and added an appearance for the first stage and the component moves to the position and disappears. How do I create the event that makes the component visible again?
I have a Synchronous assembly of compressed air tubing and would like to get the Length of the each Tube as a variable to be filled in the BOM. The Tube Lengths change frequently until everything is done so my Parts List needs to be updated regularly. Is there a way to get specific parts length automatically?
Is there a way to push materials/finishes from the ERA environment back into the Part Painter? My specific requirement is to have 'galvanised' in the Part Painter environment. I seem to remember that earlier versions of Solid Edge had 'zinc' in both Materials and Part Painter and this would have been a good second-best however, I cannot find any reference to it anywhere.
I'm so impressed with your training program for Solid Edge! I have 2 questions...
1, In the frame environment is it possible to have an offset with the coping on non-mitered joints option set? This would be a great help as bolted structural joints many times have gaps in the field to aid in assembly.
2, It seems as if there is no ability to window select in the sketch environment when the "construction toggle is enabled". When "including" more than just a few elements of geometry from other components or sketches and needing to change that geometry to construction geometry the selection process is a single click endeavor. I'm a correct about this?
In order to send models to customers I have been trying to use the simplified assembly command so they cannot break down the component parts. I can create a simplified assembly which consists of a number of the part copy surfaces and can save this as a part file. What I cannot find out is how to save the part as a STEP file. Each time I try it states that there is no design body in the file and does not export anything.
I have one Solid Edge machine that seems to display parts within assemblies in different colours compared to when the same assemblies are opened on other machines. For example a part may be defined as Gold and is seen as Gold when opened up on all machines apart from this one machine experiencing the problem where the part will be cyan. It appears to be restricted to parts that have faces coloured by using Part painter.
I have just upgraded to Solid Edge ST3 and can no longer find the option to choose which type of modelling method to use in the assembly environment. In ST we used to choose the appropriate template type when starting a new assembly. I understand that in ST3 we no longer need to do this and have to use the options dialogue to define the default. However I can only find the option for Part or Sheet Metal and not for Assembly.
How can I replace a Systems Library assembly with a different one and at the same time replace the linked features.I have a round System Library assembly which is a grommet linked to a round hole. I also have another one which is an elliptical version which creates a corresponding elliptical hole.
If I replace the round System Library grommet assembly with the elliptical version, the part is replaced but the associated features do not get created or updated.
How can this be done?
I have an assembly which contains some frame components which have been constructed using the Frame Design environment. Due to the way some of the frame members needed constructing, they are currently interfering with each other and need trimming or cutting back so that they butt up against each other properly. This cannot be done with the regular end condition tools due to the way the frame has been constructed. What other method can be used to fix this?