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Solid edge stays silent

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Versaboss09/05/2020 17:16:56
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So I wanted also to see what all this noise about Solid edge is. Download Thursday night, went to sleep and installed on Friday. No hiccup, all ok. Then I clicked on one of the offered instruction files, and learned something about the different setups. But I had much trouble reading all, it's is in a very small and fuzzy font, and light blue on white is poison for my eyes. So when I stopped I was shown a box asking if this was helpful. I clicked 'no' and had the opportunity to write a remark. So I did, mentioning the two points above.

Returning today for another try, and nothing works. All the instruction boxes on the start screen are inaccessible...

Maybe that's the end with Solid Edge for me.


Simon Williams 309/05/2020 18:08:25
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Some people just can't take criticism....

Andrew Firman09/05/2020 22:25:20
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Earlier today I tried to download Solid Edge 2D but it seemed their server was down and I got a message to try later.

Ady109/05/2020 22:49:57
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CAD progs can be really weird if they need an internet connection

I couldn't get DSmechanical to work for about 2 years on my Win7 64 system and was stuck with win xp

Then one day it suddenly let me register and get going

So be patient... if it's a CAD you really want to use

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not done it yet09/05/2020 23:41:01
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Posted by Simon Williams 3 on 09/05/2020 18:08:25:

Some people just can't take criticism....

Haha! Can happen at any time. I remember my wife giving Ashford hospital a poor review of her treatment.

Canterbury treated her broken wrist but could not re-set it - quick, prompt treatment and then Ashford was lousy. Re-set after nearly seven hours of waiting (not good for a cancer patient half way through her chemo course, among several other things). The review was suddenly cut short and not included in their ratings. Surprise, surprise!

On this occasion it may be a computer glitch. We shall see...?

IanT09/05/2020 23:43:49
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I think it might help if you use the link that Raymond Anderson gave us a few weeks back - it's the one I used

Solid Edge Community Edition

I tried Googling 'Solid Edge' and got mixed results and also part of the Siemens site seems to be down for maintenance at the moment too.

Andrew - I'm no expert on the history of SE products but I think you should try the SE Community Edition above rather than the (older I think) "free" 2D version that you may have found. I've started to pull parts of my existing 2D work over to SE and I've been able to open them and change / dimension them using SE just as simple 2D sketches - with of course the possibility of extruding them out in 3D should I wish to do so.

Hope this helps - keep trying, it's worth it!



Raymond Anderson10/05/2020 07:41:49
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You only need a internet connection for Downloading. Never any need for the internet after that to run the software.

Nick Clarke 310/05/2020 10:43:50
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Posted by not done it yet on 09/05/2020 23:41:01:
Posted by Simon Williams 3 on 09/05/2020 18:08:25:

Some people just can't take criticism....

Haha! Can happen at any time. I remember my wife giving Ashford hospital a poor review of her treatment.

I have been a great supporter of the NHS for as long as I can remember. My Dad spent 40 years as a medic with them but I am always a bit bemused when attending hospital or surgery and they offer me a 'Friends and Families' form to review the place.

I know they would be given good treatment, but no - I don't want my friends and family to need to go to hospital!

not done it yet10/05/2020 11:25:30
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We would avoid both Ashford and Shrewsbury for reasons of sub-standard service (more so Shrewsbury) but we both cannot fault Papworth and Peterborough. Totally different experiences.

Graham Meek10/05/2020 13:45:58
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Solid edge is not working on any of their options, I was trying yesterday.

Off topic I know, but such forms handed out at NHS visits are to satisfy the tick box. Plus good ratings are used to outweigh the poor ones, yes these are sad I know. My Father fought cancer for 30 years, he received nothing but the highest care. This was one of the reasons I joined the NHS for 10 years in the twilight of my career, I wish I was able to assist now.



Raymond Anderson10/05/2020 14:06:55
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Well said Gray.

Raymond Anderson10/05/2020 14:16:52
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Certain servers are off line for maintenance. They should be up and running hopefully by tomorrow.

Robin King10/05/2020 14:18:34
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FWIW I tried downloading the 2D version a couple of days ago off the original quoted link but it was indicating a download time of more than 2 hours. Even allowing for our rural broadband that's a bit too long for me so I abandoned it. Nonetheless if the Youtube videos are to be believed it would be worth trying at the very least so I'll have to give it another go soon from IanT's link, though that wasn't working this a.m.

Robin King10/05/2020 14:22:10
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Afterthought - does anyone know if that package can use UK imperial dimensions?

Raymond Anderson10/05/2020 14:37:00
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Robin, The imperial dims supported are ANSI

Robin King10/05/2020 18:26:47
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Ah so. In my ignorance - what's the difference from UK imperial dims?

Raymond Anderson10/05/2020 19:12:48
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Couldn't tell you, You asked if it was UK Imperial I informed you Solid Edge does ANSI imperial. Unless its the formatting. I really don't know what the difference is.

Emgee10/05/2020 19:29:54
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Posted by Robin King on 10/05/2020 18:26:47:

Ah so. In my ignorance - what's the difference from UK imperial dims?


Check in at the following link for more info on ANSI, American National Standards Institute.



Robin King10/05/2020 21:18:34
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Thank you both. R

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