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1 Sean Dalton

2 Features Toolbar Select tool Select tool Sketch tool Sketch tool Material Addition Material Addition Material Removal Material Removal Other modelling tools Other modelling tools

3 Material Addition Protrusion Protrusion Revolved Protrusion Revolved Protrusion Swept Protrusion Swept Protrusion Lofted Protrusion Lofted Protrusion Helical Protrusion Helical Protrusion Rib/Web Rib/Web

4 Material Removal Cutout Cutout Revolved Cutout Revolved Cutout Swept Cutout Swept Cutout Lofted Cutout Lofted Cutout Helical Cutout Helical Cutout Hole Hole

5 Other Modelling Tools Draft (or Taper) Draft (or Taper) Thin wall Thin wall Fillet / Chamfer Fillet / Chamfer Pattern Pattern Mirror Feature Mirror Feature

6 Feature Examples

7 Sketch Tool Select Select Axis of Rev. Axis of Rev. Line Line Arc Arc Circle Circle Rectangle Rectangle Pattern Pattern Fillet Fillet Trim Trim Offset Offset Include Include Construction Construction Mirror Mirror Smart dimension Smart dimension Dimension between Dimension between Connect Connect Horizontal/Vertical Horizontal/Vertical Tangent Tangent Equal Equal

8 Sketch Sub Menus

9 Sketch Relationships Solid Edge sketches can maintain geometric relationships. Geometric relations are established: By automatic detection using intellisketch feature. By automatic detection using intellisketch feature. By applying geometric relationships to an already existing sketch By applying geometric relationships to an already existing sketch

10 Relationship Handles Special symbols called handles are used to indicate the types of relationships that have been applied to sketches. The geometric relationship handles are shown below:

11 Relationship Handles

12 Creating Features from sketches Draw sketch I.e to produce the sketch at the time of creating the feature or - NB Sketch will be lost if feature fails Select from sketch I.e. select an existing sketch created earlier using the sketch tool - NB The advantage of drawing a sketch in advance is that it will not be lost if the feature fails. Most features are created using sketches as their basis: There are two basic methods:

13 Creating Features from sketches To create features: Sketches may be created at the time of creating the feature (2) or Prepared in advance using the sketching tool (1) then using select from sketch (3)

14 Feature creation sequence The steps for creating a Base feature and adding or removing material with profile/sketch based features are listed below.  Plane Step  Profile Step  Side Step  Extent Step  Finish Step - Note: Before the Finish button is clicked, any step can be edited by clicking the appropriate button on the SmartStep ribbon bar. After the Finish button is clicked, any step can be edited by selecting the feature, clicking the Edit button on the ribbon bar

15 Plane Step Defines a plane that is used to draw the profile on. An existing plane can be selected or a new one created. Plane creation and selection controls are added to the SmartStep ribbon bar when the Plane step is active. Defines a plane that is used to draw the profile on. An existing plane can be selected or a new one created. Plane creation and selection controls are added to the SmartStep ribbon bar when the Plane step is active. - Coincident plane (workplane or face) - Parallel plane - Angled plane - Perpendicular plane - Plane normal to curve

16 Profile Step Allows the drawing of a profile or the selection of a profile from a sketch. A profile is a collection of 2-D lines, arcs and curves that defines the shape and location of the feature. To create a base feature, the profile must be closed. Allows the drawing of a profile or the selection of a profile from a sketch. A profile is a collection of 2-D lines, arcs and curves that defines the shape and location of the feature. To create a base feature, the profile must be closed. Draw sketchDraw sketch Select from sketchSelect from sketch

17 Side Step Defines the side of the profile to add material to or remove material from. The side step is not needed for protrusions where the profile is closed or when constructing the base feature. Defines the side of the profile to add material to or remove material from. The side step is not needed for protrusions where the profile is closed or when constructing the base feature.

18 Extent Step Defines the depth of the feature or the distance to extend the profile to construct the feature. The extent options are: Defines the depth of the feature or the distance to extend the profile to construct the feature. The extent options are: Through All, Through All, Through Next, Through Next, From/To, and From/To, and Finite distance. Finite distance.

19 Finish Step Hides the profile and completes construction of the feature based on the input provided in the previous steps. Hides the profile and completes construction of the feature based on the input provided in the previous steps. - Note: Before the Finish button is clicked, any step can be edited by clicking the appropriate button on the SmartStep ribbon bar. - After the Finish button is clicked, any step can be edited by selecting the feature, clicking the Edit button on the ribbon bar

20 Feature Path Finder Feature PathFinder helps you, select and work with the features that make up Solid Edge parts. Modes include: Feature PathFinder helps you, select and work with the features that make up Solid Edge parts. Modes include: - Select. To allow renaming or modification of features - Reorder. To allow the sequence of operations to be rearranged - Play back. To view an animation of the construction process. - Go to. To enable to user to go to an earlier stage in the construction process.

21 Reorder mode Reorder mode allows a feature to be moved to a different position in the construction process. Reorder mode allows a feature to be moved to a different position in the construction process. - E.g Shelling before or after adding a hole.

22 Effect of reorder on Piston Design Thin walling followed by hole creation Thin walling followed by hole creation Hole creation followed by thin walling Hole creation followed by thin walling

23 Playback mode Playback, displays controls for playing back the feature construction process either in single step of continuous mode. Playback, displays controls for playing back the feature construction process either in single step of continuous mode.

24 Goto mode If you select a feature in ‘goto’ mode, PathFinder returns the part to the its state at the the time the feature was created. If you select a feature in ‘goto’ mode, PathFinder returns the part to the its state at the the time the feature was created. You can then insert a new feature as if it had been constructed at that point in the part modeling process. You can then insert a new feature as if it had been constructed at that point in the part modeling process.

25 Legend - Suppressed feature - Feature that is past the current "go to" location, and therefore not displayed in the part windows - Failed feature (see the To Do list for details) - Feature with a profile problem (select the feature in Feature PathFinder and see the status bar for details) - Feature linked to another document


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