By DE Editors
Siemens PLM Software has announced Solid Edge software with Synchronous Technology 2.
This release is the second version of Solid Edge to incorporate Siemens PLM Software’s synchronous technology, a history-free, feature-based modeling capability that helps customers react to the market faster.
Solid Edge is a core component of the Velocity Series portfolio and combines the speed and flexibility of direct modeling with the control of dimension-driven design. The latest release extends synchronous technology deeper in the product with improved part and assembly modeling as well as a new sheet metal application. With this release, Siemens PLM Software also announces a new built-in FEA tool and PDM integration leveraging the latest Microsoft SharePoint platforms.
“The Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 2 release showcases the expansion of Siemens PLM Software’s groundbreaking synchronous technology into additional part and assembly modeling areas, including intelligent sheet metal design," said Dr. Ken Versprille, PLM Research Director, CPDA. "In our in-depth review done last year, we positioned synchronous technology as a major advance in solids modeling and predicted its positive impact on the industry. This latest release proves us correct based on the strength and robustness it demonstrates as a modeling approach. End user interviews attest to the benefits they have achieved in reducing their design cycle times. The modeling advancements found in Solid Edge, matched with the introduction of a new mid-range FEA application, Solid Edge Simulation, and continued implementation of Solid Edge’s Insight data management tool atop the latest in Microsoft’s SharePoint, offers a win-win scenario for both Solid Edge and its users.”
The new release of Solid Edge extends synchronous technology within core part and assembly modeling for complex feature creation and advanced sketch editing tools that reduce overall design time. To improve 2D to 3D data migration, Solid Edge turns 2D dimensions from imported drawings into 3D driving dimensions during model creation, so users can edit 3D designs based on the intent from 2D. In addition, Live Sections can be used to simplify 3D model changes by letting users edit 2D cross sections cut through any part of a 3D model, and update the 3D model in real-time.
Solid Edge now applies synchronous technology to sheet metal design, creating a feature-based, history-free 3D design application for modeling straight brake sheet metal parts. Sheet metal is the second application to leverage synchronous technology (CAM Express leveraging synchronous technology was first announced last December).
Solid Edge Simulation is a new optional analysis tool embedded into the CAD system that allows design validation of parts and assemblies earlier in the product development process for quicker time to market and reduced physical prototyping costs, according to the company. It is based on Femap software finite element modeling and NX Nastran solver technology built into the Solid Edge user interface. Solid Edge Simulation also leverages synchronous technology to ease simulation model preparation and speed design refinements.
Solid Edge also provides enhancements to improve the embedded Insight design data management application, a key element of the Velocity Series strategy for scalable PDM, which also includes the Teamcenter Express platform.
Solid Edge with synchronous technology 2 is scheduled to ship this summer. For more information, visit Siemens PLM Software.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.