By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more
Forum sponsored by:
Forum sponsored by Allendale Jan 24th

Solid edge.

All Topics | Latest Posts

Search for:  in Thread Title in  
Raymond Anderson30/04/2020 18:03:35
avatar
785 forum posts
152 photos

Just to make folks aware that Siemens Solid edge 3d Mcad software is now available for personal use. [ so no need to fib about being a Student ] It is the full blown Commercial version [ only parts / assemblies created in the Personal version cant be opened in the commercial version] Awesome software for hose in need of a full blown Pro programme. Details available on the Solid edge website. Just a heads up .

Former Member30/04/2020 18:21:08

[This posting has been removed]

Raymond Anderson30/04/2020 18:26:50
avatar
785 forum posts
152 photos

Let me know how you get on. [ Incidentally the licence will never run out ]

Enough!30/04/2020 18:29:11
1719 forum posts
1 photos

Do you have a direct link? All I see is a 30-day "free trial" and a page with the regular student signup

Edited By Bandersnatch on 30/04/2020 18:31:51

not done it yet30/04/2020 19:00:14
6325 forum posts
20 photos

only parts / assemblies created in the Personal version cant be opened in the commercial version]

Can it work OK in the opposite direction?🙂

Raymond Anderson30/04/2020 19:03:48
avatar
785 forum posts
152 photos

Not sure how to insert a link but just Google Solid Edge community edition.

not done it yet, try it and you will find out.

Enough!30/04/2020 19:37:58
1719 forum posts
1 photos

OK, Raymond, thanks - found it.

For anyone else, the link is:

**LINK**

Edited By Bandersnatch on 30/04/2020 19:38:21

jimmy b30/04/2020 19:49:27
avatar
739 forum posts
42 photos

Thanks for the heads up on this one.

Jim

blowlamp30/04/2020 22:26:51
avatar
1516 forum posts
98 photos

Not really any export options though - just .dwg by the looks of it.

Martin.

Clive Foster30/04/2020 22:44:48
2836 forum posts
103 photos

Martin

Lack of export options is probably the easiest way of limiting that version of the program to individual users doing personal projects. If you are the only person using it you won't care about proper export. Presumably .dwg is good enough to show folk what you have done.

For hobby folk export to an inexpensive CAM program or to the 3D printer equivalent would seem more desirable than export to another CAD program.

Clive

blowlamp01/05/2020 11:07:49
avatar
1516 forum posts
98 photos

It was enough to put me off downloading, Clive.

I've got access to five CAM apps and a few CAD apps (which includes Fusion 360) and none of them will import a .drg file, so it would prove to be an object lesson in frustration for me to use it and then be unable to send my creations to my CNC mill or lathe.

Martin.

Clive Foster01/05/2020 19:41:39
2836 forum posts
103 photos

Martin

You are hardly their target market methinks.

I'm trying to plot an escape from Vectorworks Mac. The mechanical side hasn't been updated in ages but they still want to charge me full price upgrades when the current version goes out of date after a couple or three years due to OS upgrades. Not happening now I'm retired! Fusion and I just don't get on, quite aprt from misgivings over the internet linking needed.

If I can just download Solid Edge once to keep forever, whether on a virtual machine or a dedicated Windows box t may be worth the effort for the limited amount of drawing I now do. Seem to be some reasoanble tutorial books around for download too.

Clive

Raymond Anderson02/05/2020 06:49:51
avatar
785 forum posts
152 photos

Clive, There is the Official Solid edge forum, , and plenty of user forums. most / all of which count Solid edge Pro's on the member list. so... the best of help is always at hand. Really.. anyone wanting to move to a full blown Mcad programme should test it out. It's a world removed from the hobby type programmes.

Regards.

jimmy b02/05/2020 08:18:28
avatar
739 forum posts
42 photos

I've had a play with it this morning. I have been able to import every file type I have and been able to save as any file type.

Jim

Former Member02/05/2020 09:04:22

[This posting has been removed]

blowlamp02/05/2020 10:08:54
avatar
1516 forum posts
98 photos

Can someone confirm which file types this version can export, please?

Martin.

Former Member02/05/2020 10:25:17

[This posting has been removed]

blowlamp02/05/2020 10:39:06
avatar
1516 forum posts
98 photos

That looks promising, Barrie. Thanks for the pictures.

My original post is based on this quote from the official website.

"Free 2D drafting puts your thoughts on the page

From designing floor plans to sketching ideas for the shop floor, Solid Edge 2D Drafting offers simple drawing layout, diagramming, annotation, and dimensioning. When you’re finished, you can save your file as either a Solid Edge or .DWG format, allowing you the flexibility to collaborate with customers, peers, and partners."

Just seems odd not to mention all the other options. question

Martin.

Raymond Anderson02/05/2020 14:18:38
avatar
785 forum posts
152 photos

Barrie, You may already know this .. IGES is an archaic file format. I think the last time the standard was updated was around about 1997 or so.! also.. IGES files tend to be Surface models not Solids. and can often have faces that cannot be stitched together [ repaired ] So the upshot is.. if saving in a non native format STP is the preferred option. It is still a "live " format and the last major update was about 3 years ago. I think the current for engineeringl models is 242. I use the commercial version of Solid edge and have done since 2008 or so. I I'm sure you will enjoy using the Community version. It will certainly handle all you can throw at it. [ and more ]yes

Former Member02/05/2020 14:28:15

[This posting has been removed]

All Topics | Latest Posts

Please login to post a reply.

Magazine Locator

Want the latest issue of Model Engineer or Model Engineers' Workshop? Use our magazine locator links to find your nearest stockist!

Find Model Engineer & Model Engineers' Workshop

Latest Forum Posts
Support Our Partners
walker midge
Warco
emcomachinetools
cowells
Eccentric July 5 2018
BOLDON
rapid Direct
JD Metals
Eccentric Engineering
Subscription Offer

Latest "For Sale" Ads
Latest "Wanted" Ads
Get In Touch!

Do you want to contact the Model Engineer and Model Engineers' Workshop team?

You can contact us by phone, mail or email about the magazines including becoming a contributor, submitting reader's letters or making queries about articles. You can also get in touch about this website, advertising or other general issues.

Click THIS LINK for full contact details.

For subscription issues please see THIS LINK.

Digital Back Issues

Social Media online

'Like' us on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter
 Twitter Logo

Pin us on Pinterest