The Solid Edge User Interface course is a one-day course designed to get you up and running in Solid Edge. You will also learn how to perform basic functions such as creating, opening, and saving files. Navigate Solid Edge Help by searching for topics with several methods, Contents tab, Index tab, Find tab, Glossary tab and Command Finder. Increase your productivity by comprehending the Solid Edge Window Layout, keyboard shortcuts, customize toolbars, the Ribbon Bar and the tabs in EdgeBar (Feature Pathfinder, Feature Library, Family of Parts, Layers, Sensors, Feature Playback, Engineering Reference). Learn the functions of the QuickPick feature that quickly selects from many items that may be overlapping. Manipulate the model for better viewing with viewing commands including zooming, panning, rotating and shading the model. Vary the view display with shading, wireframe views, view clipping, and other options (Show Face, Rotate 90-Degrees, Show Isometric, Flip Over, Rotate Left 180 (or Right) Degrees ) for easier modeling. Upon completion of this course, you should have a basic understanding of how to navigate around Solid Edge.
This course will provide insight into effective model creation and the advantages of solid modeling such as the ability to analyze the model (weight, volume, and moment of inertia for a solid body). Other advantages are the capability to create feature-based models and parameters, capturing design intent while modeling and then embedding this information as you construct a model. Comprehend how to create/edit reference planes for your model by familiarizing yourself with default reference planes, default reference plane size, coincident planes, parallel planes, angled and perpendicular planes. Define shapes with base profiles and protrusion/revolved protrusion then advance with using closed profiles, nested profiles, open profiles, constraints (automatic constraint, horizontal-vertical constraint, collinear constraint, tangent constraint ), and dimensions (smart dimension, dimension between, driving/driven dimension). Further enhance your skills in profile creation with different techniques for quickly creating curves (ellipse, construction curves), constraints (concentric constraint, parallel constraint, perpendicular constraint, equal constraint) and dimensions (angle between dimension, coordinate dimension). Understand how to create features with the processes of defining planes, placing profiles, defining side step, extents and treatment options (draft treatment, crown treatment). Add material to a solid utilizing ribs, web network, protrusions (revolved) or remove material with holes, cutouts with extent options (finite extent, from/to extent, through next extent, through all extent). Further advance to creating treatment features (draft, rounds, chamfers), thin features (thin wall, thin region) or lip features (edge/corner, chain). Expedite the building of your model with feature patterning (smart and fast pattern, rectangular pattern, circular pattern), copies and mirroring. Lastly, learn to modify, edit, suppress, insert or reorder features for model modifications. Practice your newly gained knowledge with projects that test your skills in the covered material. Upon completion of this course, you'll have all the tools you need to start creating your own part models.
This course explores the world of assemblies and weldments in Solid Edge. The wide range of topics includes bottom-up and top-down assembly concepts, sketch layouts, linked components, editing components, positioning components and collision detection. To better illustrate your assembly, you'll learn to implement section views, cutaway views, revolved cutouts, repositioned components, assembly cutouts and exploded views with flow lines. You'll improve design time by mastering the use of the Assembly PathFinder, Parts Library, Activate/Inactive commands, feature and analysis options. Most topics include tips and techniques proven to improve productivity and enhance your comprehension of the software. Upon completion of this course, you'll have studied the concepts and acquired the skills needed to start working with assemblies.
You'll also be introduced to weldments and understand how to create weld beads, prepare surfaces, design the different types of weld features, and post weld features.
The Solid Edge Drafting course is designed to introduce you to drafting in Solid Edge. You'll learn the basics of drawing sheets and drawing views. Then create the perfect drawing the first try by utilizing sheet setup, Drawing View Wizard, Parts Library, defining views, creating dimensions, inserting callouts / symbols, implementing feature control and datums. Fine tune your drawing by adjusting the views (principal view, auxiliary view, detail view or section view) or editing the views by managing line styles, view properties, break lines, cropping views and show / hide edges. Effectively communicate size requirements of your model with Smart Dimensions, Distance Between, Chamfer, Angle Between and Symmetrical Diameter dimension options. Save time by creating associative property text on the drawing sheet, place text boxes showing information that will not change (like title block labels), or insert OLE compatible documents. Explore assembly drawings with sections views, exploded views, create a parts list with balloons and learn how to edit the list. Upon completion of the course, you'll have all the tools you need to start creating your own drawings in Solid Edge.
The Solid Edge Sheet Metal course is designed to introduce you to sheet metal part modeling in Solid Edge. When creating sheet metal parts the Solid Edge Material Table dialog is valuable with several vital options (Material, Material Density, Material Thickness, Bend Radius, Relief Depth, Relief Width, Bend Equation). Understand the various base features that can be created (tab, contour flange, lofted). Explore the versatility of flanges (Material Inside, Material Outside, Offset Step, Lofted) and learn to control the flange with profiles (Profile Step, Open Profile, Connections to the Bend Line). Finish the sheet metal part with a safety edge or hem by selecting from the options (Hem Direction, Closed Hem profile, S-Flange hem, Curl hem). Move on to treatment features (Jog Features, Close Corners, Break Corners) and then become familiar with cutting and forming (Normal Cutout, Swept, Lofted Cutout, Drawn Cutout, Hole, Louvers, Beads, Gussets). Manipulate the sheet metal parts by unbending, bending, and rebending. Discover the details of formed and flat patterns in the same file. Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be ready to start creating your own sheet metal parts.
The Solid Edge FEMAP course is designed to introduce you to part analysis. When a part is being analyzed, the actual solid body is used. When a sheet metal part is analyzed, a mid surface is used to analyze the part. The interface is driven by a ribbon bar that guides you through the necessary steps to complete an analysis. Material properties are used as a portion of the criteria for stress and modal analysis. This material information is applied to a model by using the material table, use the table to define new materials and obtain information about their properties. When analyzing for stress, loads (pressure, force) need to be applied to the model, then constraints need to be applied to the model. Once the part is analyzed, the results display and several pieces of information are displayed such as analysis types (stress, displacement, factor of safety), display contours/display deformation (activate/deactivate display of contours), worst-case results and results. Once you've completed this course, you'll be ready to start running analyses on your parts.