How do you adjust the faces of Synchronous parts directly in the assembly? I seem to only be able to select the parts and not individual faces.
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?
Whilst positioning parts within an assembly, I can place and define relationships between parts and they position OK but when I then look in the PathFinder the part remains under constrained and there are no relationships present. Why is this?
I have just spent quite some time setting face styles in an assembly to our requirements. we now had to bring that assembly into a larger one. how can i bring the face styles set in the original assembly into the new assembly please?
I have an assembly that I would like to drive through a range of motion with a Motor. How do I add a motor to the assembly?
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?
I have an assembly that contains a part that has only two assembly constraints applied to it and as such is under constrained. However the move part command is not available in order to move that part in its degrees of freedom. The command appears to be greyed out. Why is this?
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.
Is it possible to display additional information in the assembly structure (PathFinder) other than the filename? For example I would like the parts Title to appear as well.
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?
I need help creating a camera path in the Explode - Render - Animate environment. The path that I have managed to create jumps around too much and the model moves off the screen between each key frame.
Is there a way to annotate an assembly within the assembly environment? I would like to place notes and dimensions onto parts.
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 an assembly that contains a part model which I do not want to be displayed in the 2D drawing views of the assembly. How can I set this option from within the assembly?
I have a sub assembly which has been placed into another assembly but currently is in the wrong position and it does not have any relationships. I would like the sub assembly to be grounded at the origin of the top level assembly. How can I do this?
I’ve just created a part representing a label by using a jpeg image. Everything appears OK when I view the part in the part environment. However, when I drag it into the assembly the image does not appear. How do I make the label appear on the assembly?
What is the best way of creating a section view in an assembly so an image can be exported to jpg format?
I am trying to use the clipping plane function to see inside an assembly in order to check for clashes. For some reason the command is not working and as I move the planes around they do not clip the graphics.
I would like to know how to adjust light sources inside the Virtual Studio Plus Environment as is does not seem very easy to position the light source simply by typing in XYZ values.
I am trying to constrain a part to sketch geometry in an assembly but seem unable to select any elements in the sketch.
I have noticed that the PMI dimension text size stays constant and does not ‘grow’ with the size of model like regular sketch dimensions. Is there a default setting to control the size of them? I found that I had to go into each one and change its properties.
When working on a part within an assembly and including geometry from another part. How do you make the included geometry non associative?
I am trying to place a PMI dimension in an assembly but seem to be having a problem attaching it to the tangent point on a cylindrical edge.
I am trying to include the edges of a part within an assembly but don’t seem to be able to select anything even though my parts are all definitely active.
I have a part which has been generated by using the Insert Part Copy command. For some reason when I grad it into my assembly there are no graphics visible for the part even though it is added to the PathFinder. Why is this?
I'm trying to position a spring, which I have modelled as a helical protrusion, in an assembly. I seem to be having selecting the centre line of the spring to create an axial align with another component in the assembly.
In the assembly environment can we search for a specific component (for example a washer or some other attribute) so it can be found in the PathFinder?
I have created some Interpart copy surfaces on a part but they are not visible in the assembly even when the ‘Show Hide Component Surfaces option is switched on for that part.
I would like to run a search to find all the assembly files that reference a particular part. Can this be done?
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 need to send an assembly (via SAT) to a customer but I do not want to send all the detail too. I need the assembly to be simplified, how can this be done?
I have created an exploded view configuration in assembly. Since the configuration has been saved, two new parts have been added to the assembly. How can you add the 2 new parts to the existing exploded configuration?
I have copied some parts which need modifying for a completely new job. When opening the parts - Solid Edge warns that there are links to the original assembly they were designed in. How can I remove the links to this assembly?
There is a PMI dimension displaying the distance between two holes in an assembly. There are now some parts obscuring the original location of the dimension text. How can you move the dimension over to the other side of the model so that the text is more clearly visible?
How can you change the offset of an existing assembly relationship?
A part in my assembly contains surfaces. The surfaces are not shown by default - only the solid body is displayed. How can you turn on the display of the surfaces in the assembly?
Can you tell me where the ERA environment is now accessed in Solid Edge ST?
In Solid Edge ST how do you change the colour of a part in an assembly?
I have already generated an exploded view and saved a configuration for it. I would now like to modify the view in some way. How do I re-save the configuration in order to retrieve it in a drawing?
I have created some wires in the harness design environment but have made a few mistakes. How can these existing wires be modified?
Could you please advise how we make a part remember what relationships we would like it to use and which surfaces when using it in an assembly. We have done this in the past and can't remember?
I have a sheet metal part model of a shelf and need to create a stiffener part that sits within the shelf model. The shelf is parametric and its length can change. I would like the stiffener part to automatically adjust when the length of the shelf changes. How can I do this?
Do you have a video explaining how to use the Assembly Relationship Asistant especially when importing non native assemblies using formats such as step, acis, parasolid?
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?
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