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Features ToolbarSelect toolSketch toolMaterial AdditionMaterial RemovalOther modelling tools
Material AdditionProtrusionRevolved ProtrusionSwept ProtrusionLofted ProtrusionHelical ProtrusionRib/Web
Material RemovalCutoutRevolved CutoutSwept CutoutLofted CutoutHelical CutoutHole
Other Modelling ToolsDraft (or Taper)Thin wallFillet / ChamferPatternMirror Feature
Sketch ToolSelectAxis of Rev.LineArcCircleRectanglePatternFilletTrimOffsetIncludeConstructionMirrorSmart dimensionDimension betweenConnectHorizontal/VerticalTangentEqual
Sketch Sub Menus
Sketch RelationshipsSolid Edge sketches can maintain geometric relationships. Geometric relations are established:By automatic detection using intellisketch feature.By applying geometric relationships to an already existing sketch
Relationship HandlesSpecial symbols called handles are used to indicate the types of relationships that have been applied to sketches. The geometric relationship handles are shown below:
Creating Features from sketchesDraw sketch I.e to produce the sketch at the time of creating the feature orNB Sketch will be lost if feature failsSelect from sketch I.e. select an existing sketch created earlier using the sketch toolNB 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:
Creating Features from sketchesTo create features:
Sketches may be created at the time of creating the feature (2) orPrepared in advance using the sketching tool (1) then using select from sketch (3)
Feature creation sequenceThe steps for creating a Base feature and adding or removing material with profile/sketch based features are listed below. Plane StepProfile StepSide StepExtent StepFinish StepNote: 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
Plane StepDefines 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 planeAngled planePerpendicular planePlane normal to curve
Profile StepAllows 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 sketchSelect from sketch
Side StepDefines 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.
Extent StepDefines the depth of the feature or the distance to extend the profile to construct the feature. The extent options are: Through All, Through Next, From/To, and Finite distance.
Finish StepHides 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
Feature Path FinderFeature PathFinder helps you, select and work with the features that make up Solid Edge parts. Modes include:Select. To allow renaming or modification of featuresReorder. To allow the sequence of operations to be rearrangedPlay 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.
Reorder modeReorder mode allows a feature to be moved to a different position in the construction process. E.g Shelling before or after adding a hole.
Effect of reorder on Piston DesignThin walling followed by hole creation
Hole creation followed by thin walling
Playback modePlayback, displays controls for playing back the feature construction process either in single step of continuous mode.
Goto modeIf 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.
LegendSuppressed featureFeature that is past the current "go to" location, and therefore not displayed in the part windowsFailed 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
Your goal as the instructor is to give a quick overview of the interface.One important factor to consider is time. Module 1 should only take about 25 minutes max. to lecture. This leaves 5 minutes for a quick demo, then about 20 minutes for the lab, and 10 minutes for a break. Total time 1 hour.
Dont try to go into too much detail on every slide, or youll run out of time. Focus on the ones theyll need or over-look, like:
Prompt field, Ribbon bar changes,Window area, fit, zoom, pan,opening, saving, new documents.
Dont waist time on details of help or tutorials, theyll figure it out.