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Monday, May 21, 2012

Solid Edge iPad Viewer

On Monday, May 7 2012 at the 2012 PLM World Conference in Las Vegas, Siemens PLM Software Senior VP and GM of Mainstream Engineering Software, Karsten Newberry, brought along an iPad. The iPad was loaded with a pre-release version of the Solid Edge Viewer for iPad. This is a free app that's set for release in the Apple Store this June. 

The Solid Edge Viewer for iPad debut will correspond with the upcoming release of Solid Edge ST5. The app will be able to inspect 3D CAD design files created in Solid Edge. Along with this feature, the app will display manufacturing information (dimensions, materials, and suppliers). The demo did not include annotation tools or a structure viewer, but these features could be expected as the app continues to develop.

The official launch of ST5 will be at Solid Edge University on June 11-13, 2012 in Nashville, TN at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center

From now until June 15th, 2012 - any new license purchase of Solid Edge© Software from Ally PLM will come with a free iPad in support of this new mobile application! 

Watch the video: Solid Edge iPad Viewer Demonstration at the 2012 PLM World Conference.

Gina Yeagley
Marketing Director

Monday, May 7, 2012

Business Benefits of Solid Edge University

Scott at the 2001 Solid Edge Summit  
“I attended the very first National Solid Edge User Group meeting in Chicago in 1997 and also several others in the years that have followed.  Even presenting several Hands-On sessions for a couple of years.  Every time I attend, I learn and share ways to improve productivity with Solid Edge.  A trip to the user group also offers the opportunity to talk directly to the software planners and developers and present workflow problems and make enhancement requests.  I’m a small business owner.  Time away from the office means lost hours and revenue.  The time and dollars invested to meet and learn from the Solid Edge community is easily justified.” 
Scott Christensen - Summit Tool Design
Although Solid Edge University is an enjoyable event, the real reason for attending is to improve the business you are a part of whether you are a 1-2 man design organization or a company with 100 engineers/designers.
If you are an Edger trying to justify making the trip to Nashville, here are some items to consider.  
  • To improve the rate of innovation in your development process, the sessions at Solid Edge University will provide exposure to new technologies that will allow you to innovate more.
  • To complete design projects more quickly with fewer resources, you can participate in hands-on training sessions on both existing and advanced new features in the software.  This will make you more productive in the use of the software.
  • To improve product quality and reduce manufacturing issues you can provide input to Solid Edge direction as a product.  New product features focused on your specific needs will improve your product quality.
  • To expand existing partnerships with customers and suppliers as well as to identify new partners, the conference will allow you to network with hundreds of other Solid Edge customer both in your neighborhood and across the country.
  • If these topics are important to your business, put Solid Edge University on your June Calendar. 
If you have not registered yet, there is early bird pricing available until May 18th. 

I look forward to seeing you in Nashville in June.

Kim Corbridge
Ally PLM Solutions

Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Simulation

If you are attending Solid Edge University 2012 - 
Ally PLM's very own Madison Rye is hosting a simulation course.

Course 406-Getting the Most Out of Solid Edge Simulation

This session will cover concepts behind Solid Edge’s simulation capabilities, that which is included in standard Solid Edge along with the advanced features available with Solid Edge Premium.  This session is targeted toward designers and engineers who need an overview of simulation functionality. Key topics will include simulation options, setting up simulation studies, model preparation, the application of boundary conditions including forces and constraints, meshing, solving, and examining results.  Additional topics will include the new features available in Solid Edge ST5.  Examples of various component types will be presented and will include “thick” parts, sheet metal parts, and assemblies.  Anyone interested in learning about Solid Edge’s engineering analysis capabilities should attend this session.

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