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Using CAMWorks for Solid Edge - recognizable features: pockets, slots, holes, bosses, once feature list is built, CAMWorks reaches into technology database to assign machining strategies, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 10, 2014

CAMWorks for Solid Edge Introduction - CAMWorks for Solid Edge is focused on automated machining, has automatic feature recognition to identify wide variety of prismatic features, Jim Wright, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 8, 2014

ST 7 Sneak Peek: Material Property Enhancements - multiple library support, grouping, categorization support, custom material property support, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Apr 7, 2014

Solid Edge Windows Integration - Windows functionalities in Solid Edge: drag and drop, drag to select multiple, copy-paste, preview in Explorer, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 30, 2014

ST7 Sneak Peek: New Measure Tools - upcoming Solid Edge version to have improved measurement tool, ability to save measurements as variables, measure volume of solid body, common origin measurement, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Mar 27, 2014

There's a CAMWorks for Solid Edge - fully integrated into Solid Edge, CAMWorks utilizes feature-based machining to allow for rapid tool path generation, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Mar 25, 2014

Siemens PLM Vision 2014+ - Siemens PLM is highly customer-centric, trying to make PLM easier through HD vision, integrating more closely with shop floor, Jim Brown, Tech-Clarity, Jan 14, 2014

Software Rental as a New Option for Small Businesses and Startups - multi-tiered structure of rental program gives users access to Solid Edge for $130/month, software is installed, run locally, but controlled by license-validation mechanism, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Dec 19, 2013

Imported Parts and Drawings - 'create 3D' feature in Solid Edge to create or add to 3D model by selecting 2D draft geometry, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 13, 2013

Drag & Drop Directories in AutoCAD for Mac 2014 - go to file name in top of drawing window, right click to get location, hierarchy of folders, Jim LaPier, Between the Lines, Dec 16, 2013

Variables - variable table controls lock/unlock condition of dimensions, helps change names, states, dimension value in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Dec 11, 2013

Secondary Sheet Metal Features: Dimple, Drawn Cutout and Bead - edit sketch, direction, or depth using dimple feature in Pathfinder, bead requires at least one sheet metal panel in active part as well as open or closed loop sketch in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 25, 2013

Inspct Tools: Smart Measure - smart measure tool gives temporary measurements, dimension is dependent on selection of items, angle from which selected entities are viewed, Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 11, 2013

2 Nice Bits of Drawing Automation - Quicksheet template is drawing template with empty views on it; callout tool can be placed on Solid Edge drawing, configured to pull values from model, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 6, 2013

Opposite-Handed Parts and Drawings - employ command finder to check if profile text is on sketching tab, place text profile on plane, click modify in edit definition box, reposition steering wheel in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Nov 4, 2013

What Kind of New Stuff Comes in a Solid Edge Release? - ST6 has SolidWorks data migration tool, improved surface types, synchronous patterns, multi-body modeling, sheet metal tools, mobile viewer for Android, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Oct 31, 2013

Where 2D is Not an Afterthought? - independent sketching tab in Solid Edge includes blocks, impressive ability to pull in to drawing dimension from both ordered, synchronous models, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 25, 2013

Siemens Dips Its Toe Into SaaS with IntoSite - cloud-based web app maintains 3D representation of production facility, available at monthly subscription of $45 per user per month, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Oct 24, 2013

Taming the Upfront Cost of CAD - Siemens PLM offers month-to-month subscription for Solid Edge, includes web, partner support, Evan Yares, 3D CAD World, Oct 24, 2013

Live Rules and the Solution Manager - consider colors of squares on live rules interface, set of options for possible solutions, depending on selected controls, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 21, 2013

Solution Manager: Up Close and Personal - learning about select set, found relations palette, tool tips and prompts, hotkeys, relax/suspend options on Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 24, 2013

Synchronous Technology and Live Rules - design intent is created by selected faces in Solid Edge, live rules help in selecting faces, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Oct 18, 2013

Ordered vs Synchronous - Which Should I Use?, Pt 1 - pros, cons of ordered, Synchronous paradigms, integrated modeling approach in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Oct 10, 2013

Mating Parts in the Engine - create section view of motor to cut some parts while leaving others uncut, employ pathfinder checkbox to turn off section views easily in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Sep 24, 2013

Why You Should Consider Using Simulation? - simulation can help in failure analysis, optimizing designs, verifying design alternatives, Alastair Robertson, Siemens PLM Software Community, Sep 23, 2013

Data Migration Tools - user's experience of installing 45-day free trial of Solid Edge, migrating data from other software easily, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Sep 20, 2013

Directly Publish to GrabCAD with Solid Edge - client-server architecture helps Solid Edge users publish file directly to GrabCAD via add-on, enhancing collaboration, Scott Wertel,, Sep 18, 2013

How to Show/Paint Individual Parts/Components in a Draft File - select styles command, choose fill from style types, click new button on style dialog to enter new name, fill solid color in properties, utilize fill command to paint sections in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Sep 11, 2013

Virtual Components, Pt 1 - create assembly from BOM list of components, assemble 3D parts with 2D sketch blocks, employ 'publish virtual components' tool to make virtual components into real components in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Sep 9, 2013

Who Moved My Cheese? - learn about Solid Edge ST6 user assistance, advantages of web-served help, changing between help systems, Solid Edge UI themes, Siemens PLM Software Community, Sep 5, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 System Requirements - hardware, display system requirements, processor support, temporary file space, doesn't install on Vista, running on server operating systems is not recommended, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Sep 4, 2013

How to Copy Styles from an Existing Document to an Active Document - style organizer tool from style dialog box in Solid Edge, John Pearson, Design Fusion, Aug 29, 2013

ST6: Synchronous Delete - deleting rounds on imported or native Solid Edge models, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 29, 2013

Multi-Bodies, Pt 2: Managing and Manipulating - understanding features, facts related to multi-body modeling, regions vs bodies, pathfinder management in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 22, 2013

Multi-Body Modeling, Pt 3: How to Make Multiple Bodies - consider methods: disjoint solids, insert part copy, cutting body, multi-body publish, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 26, 2013

Why Do We Need Multi-Body Modeling? - overview, reasons for using multi-body modeling methods in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 20, 2013

ST6: Emboss - on sheet metal parts, use emboss tool for form across bends; in regular parts, use it for castings, injection molded parts, pressed/drawn/forged parts, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 16, 2013

What is the Best Way to Use Synchronous Technology? - start with dimensions, get better control over design intent with face relations, then move to live rules, start with all rules turned off, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, Aug 12, 2013

Solid Edge University 2013, Pt 2: Q&A with Karsten Newbury - talk about latest release, purpose behind building online community, perspective on cloud, collaboration with GrabCAD, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2013

ST6: Splines and Keypoint Curves - enhanced curve, polygon edit points, key point curves to control, evaluate splines in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Siemens PLM Software Community, July 30, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 Introduced at SEU2013, Pt 2 - improved steering wheel, solution manager, faster display, create in-place enhancements, enhanced alignment control, dimension auto-arrange, John Pearson, Design Fusion, July 25, 2013

Siemens Solid Edge ST6: What's New - high quality display mode, multiple closed profile support, improved key point curve command, new simplify assembly environment, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 2, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 Introduced at SEU2013, Pt 1 - ability to install multiple versions on same computer, YouTube search, upload feature, updated command finder, John Pearson, Design Fusion, July 12, 2013

Synchronous Assembly Modeling Boolean Commands in ST6 - use faces, bodies from other assembly occurrences directly when executing Boolean operations, removing inter-part copy step, John Pearson, Design Fusion, July 3, 2013

How IronCAD's Hybrid Modeling Compares with Synchronous Technology in Solid Edge - IronCAD offers 2 modes to create geometry, offers parameterization on demand, live rules are not needed, can modify imported geometry just like native geometry, Scott Wertel,, July 15, 2013

Solid Edge University Wrap-Up - Solid Edge ST6 unveiled, breakout sessions on drawings, surfacing, hybrid modeling technique, rendering, animation, Solid Edge embedded client, Scott Wertel,, July 2, 2013

Siemens Solid Edge University 2013 Experience - Karsten Newbury discussed in-context learning, upcoming monthly rental capability, new partnership with GrabCAD; CEO Chuck Grindstaff discussed Solid Edge's business progress, strategy, initiatives, John Evans, Design and Motion, July 2, 2013

Reporting from the Second Solid Edge User Conference - major enhancements of Solid Edge ST6 include: surface modeling, integrated CAM, targeting industrial designers, SolidWorks users, CAM shops, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, July 2, 2013

Solid Edge University 2013, Pt 1: Solid Edge ST6 Adds 1300 User-Requested Features - new surfacing functions, sheet metal capabilities, simulation tools, support for easier importing of SolidWorks files, automatic design optimization capability, YouTube docking pane, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Jun 27, 2013

Solid Edge Comes Out Swinging at Annual User's Conference - Solid Edge ST6 release focuses on attracting new customers by improving productivity, extending collaboration, boasting 1300 user-requested improvements incorporated into latest release, Jamie Gooch, Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2013

Live Blog: Solid Edge University 2013 Day 2 - Solid Edge ST6 has built-in CAM system, CAMWorks, which uses patented automated feature recognition, treats imported CAD models like native Solid Edge files, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 26, 2013

Solid Edge ST6 - stronger surfacing, sheetmetal features, preview has clear thumbnails in relation browser, search parts based on numbers, properties, YouTube, June 24, 2013

What's Inside? Solid Edge ST6 - relation browser previews all documents related to part, ability to record design session, upload it to YouTube, sheet metal features can be placed on ordered parts, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 25, 2013

First Peek into Solid Edge ST6 - reflective display mode shows symmetrical reflection of model, command to automatically arrange stacked or linear 2D drawing dimensions, Scott Wertel,, June 4, 2013

Hidden Gems in Solid Edge - document name formula, round selection options, Synchronous assemblies, Synchronous sketches, PMI visibility control, sketch relationship capture, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 5, 2013

A Conversation with Karsten Newbury, Senior VP and GM of Solid Edge - 10 year plan philosophy of Siemens related to Solid Edge, using cloud, kernel changes in future, Dave Ault, solidedging, Mar 5, 2013

Students Using Solid Edge for Artful Contrivance - Utah State University students taking classes in 3D design, engineering graphics to create 3D printable parts, Matt Lombard,, Dec 7, 2012

Siemens on PLM, Mars, Shipbuilding and So Much More - revenue from all countries is expected to grow in fiscal 2012, US, Germany, Japan remain top 3 markets, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 25, 2012

Finding Swiper, Visual Thinking and HD-PLM - HD-PLM, Solid Edge Insight XT provide visual approach for managing complex design data, David Chadwick, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 21, 2012

Solid Edge ST5 3rd Party Apps - SimpoEdge, EcoDesigner, Inforbix, SigmaNEST, Moldex3D eXplorer, Smap3D Piping, PARTshare, DEVELOP 3D, Sep 13, 2012

Breaking Down Synchronous Technology to Its Simplest Elements - control live rules, dimensions, add sketch-like relations to faces on Solid Edge model to control design intent on fly, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Sep 6, 2012

More Design Intent Flexibility - demo on flexibility of Live Rules in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 31, 2012

When Design Intent Unravels, Pt 2 - making changes to the design intent with Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 29, 2012

When Design Intent Unravels: Pt 1 - handling design intent with Synchronous Technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 21, 2012

ST5 What's New: Slots and Holes - slot command: counterbored slots, round/square corners; recognize holes option to recognize holes from imported part, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Aug 16, 2012

How Bodies Can Help - bodies in Solid Edge can be used for bridging, piecewise geometry, material breaks, complex shape across parts, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, July 31, 2012

Three Free CAD Programs for Engineers and Designers - IronCAD COMPOSE, Autodesk Inventor Fusion, Solid Edge 2D Drafting, Evan Yares, Design World, July 10, 2012

First Hands On with ST5 - Multi-Body - ability to have multiple design bodies, split one solid with another solid, separate commands for Union, Subtract, Intersect, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, July 29, 2012

Resolving Solid Edge Network Save Issues and Improving Performance on Windows 7 - disable caching of thumbnails: using group policy, by setting registry switch, David Merritt, Dave's Rave, July 16, 2012

Mike Evans of the Huntsville Center of Technology - interview, Solid Edge user, programs for students, YouTube, July 17, 2012

Why Are We Still Shy of Synchronous? - the Results - 46% of Solid Edge users use Synchronous Technology with small amount of ordered; most find it too difficult to migrate completely, Synchronous Design, July 3, 2012

Siemens Takes the Sting Out of Data Management - Insight XT with visual approach to display data relationships, associated tasks; Solid Edge ST5 offers multi-body modeling, steady-state thermal simulation capability, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 26, 2012

Once Upon a Time in 3D CAD Land - Siemens investing in Solid Edge, related products, Solid Edge viewer for iPad to be released, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, July 2, 2012

Growth is the Goal at Solid Edge University 2012 - Solid Edge ST5 features built-in thermal simulation, expanded drafting capabilities; Solid Edge Mobile Viewer for iPad was announced, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, June 27, 2012

SEU12: Rick Mason and Bob Mileti - considering case of appropriateness for ordered, Synchronous technology, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 20, 2012

Report From Nashville: #SEU12 - Siemens is investing in Solid Edge, revenue is growing by double digits, shared vision behind Solid Edge ST5 release, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, June 18, 2012

Dan Staples: What's New in ST5 - improved multi-body modeling, better mating capabilities in slots, N-sided patch, improved nailboard drawings for wire harness, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 19, 2012

My Insight on Solid Edge Insight XT After SEU 2012 - SharePoint-based app can manage documents, supports visual presentation of information structure, relationships, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, June 16, 2012

SEU12 Assemblies with Art Patrick - presentation showing Solid Edge ST5 features in action: mirror assembly tools, connect function, slot tools, ability to replace, copy parts, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 16, 2012

Keynote Addresses Overview - Karsten Newbury, Tony Affuso of Siemens PLM talked about growth of Solid Edge, Local Motors relationship, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 17, 2012 (

Solid Edge Intensity: New Solid Edge ST5 for Users, a Viewer for iPad - show/hide model bodies, assembly components, save images of current view for e-mail, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 13, 2012

Why Solid Edge Matters, Pt 1: A Little History - Solid Edge started as part of Jupiter project, missteps taken with Solid Edge, changes that saved it, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 14, 2012

Why Solid Edge Matters, Pt 2: It's the Best SolidWorks Alternative - hazy future of SolidWorks as product might compel users to switch to Solid Edge, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, June 14, 2012

What's New ST5 - multi-body modeling, assembly relationship enhancements, coupled studies for thermal stress analysis, support for Teamcenter classic variants, Solid DNA Blog, June 14, 2012

Solid Edge University 2012 Day 1 - keynote by Jim Brown, presentation by Dan Staples on Solid Edge ST5, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, June 13, 2012

Solid Edge ST 5 - ability to recognize holes on imported designs, analyze thermal, heat transfer effects on designs, slot command to create assemblies with sliding parts, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, June 12, 2012

Siemens PLM Announces Solid Edge ST5 - assembly modeling enhancements, support for associative subassembly replication, wire nailboard layouts, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, June 12, 2012

Introducing Insight XT - Dynamic, Visual Approach to Managing Design Data - SharePoint-based design management solution has relation browser to manage Solid Edge files, Dave Chadwick, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 12, 2012

How to Reduce EDM Setup from Hours to Minutes - consider integration with CAD, CMM data, Complete control over all setup parameters, ability to customize to machine, app, Hari Sridharan, MoldMaking Technology, June 1, 2012

Synchronous Sheet Metal - impressive gusset feature, simple flat patterns, Solid Edge handles thickness, default values issues for material, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 27, 2012

Building the Punch Holder - creating cut, make linear pattern in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 24, 2012

Hardware and Performance -  rebuilding punch holder model in SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 17, 2012

Community - Siemens PLM forums, mobile forum reader app Tapatalk for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, live user groups, Solid Edge University are sources to get information about Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 14, 2012

Siemens PLM Says There's New Wind in the Velocity Sails - Siemens PLM division responsible for Solid Edge, Mainstream Engineering group busy building 'apps ecosystem,' to announce SharePoint for Solid Edge Insight XT, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, May 14, 2012

Siemens PLM Connection 2012: Solid Edge for iPad, Insight XT for SMBs - Solid Edge Viewer for iPad displays manufacturing information, selects, isolates subcomponents to hide/display, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 8, 2012

Live Rules Primer - component of Synchronous Technology, applies automatically, on fly by default, can recognize faces as fillets, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 8, 2012

Solid Edge Gets Mentioned - efficient but mismanaged, under-advertised product, users hopeful about Solid Edge ST 5 release, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, May 7, 2012

Getting Started with Templates - have same file extensions, no special command for saving template in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, May 2, 2012

Synchronous Sketches with Ordered Features - history modeling is one-directional; Synchronous sketches in Solid Edge are bi-directional, offers blue dot feature, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 27, 2012

Synchronous Sketching, Spaceball Bugs, BlueDots - Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 29, 2012

SE vs SW: Sketching, Pt 2 - SolidWorks builds intelligence into data; Solid Edge offers intelligence in interface, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 24, 2012

Solid Edge vs SolidWorks: Sketching, Pt 1 - SolidWorks adds items to toolbars, has 3D sketch capability; Solid Edge has intersection curves, freesketch tools, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 20, 2012

Solid Edge Training Options - Solid Edge offers step-by-step tutorials, self-paced training courses, help, additional resources, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Apr 11, 2012

First Impressions - unobtrusive, easy to access command bar with lots of options in Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, On the Edge, Mar 28, 2012

What's Hot in CAD - Solid Edge Synchronous Technology, stereoscopic designs, 3D modeling, simulation software, modeler for organic shapes are in trend in industry, Leslie Gordon, Machine Design, Mar 8, 2012

The World That Changed the Machine - Solid Edge used in design of Edison2, lightweight car, winner of X-Prize, John Marchant,, Mar 7, 2012

Trayak EcoDesigner - life cycle assessment tool for Solid Edge picks up assigned material, weight, volume of all parts in assembly, specify percentage recycled content by assembly weight, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Feb 21, 2012

A Closer Look at EcoDesigner for Solid Edge - offers choices of eco impact assessments, damage assessment calculation, ability to easily modify design's geometry, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Feb 7, 2012

Should You Buy Your CAD Software - Or Rent? - Siemens PLM partners with Local Motors to rent Solid Edge Design 1; software rental problems faced by CAD vendors, Evan Yares, 3D CAD Tips, Feb 2, 2012

Is Sustainability Software Smart for Product Design? - uniqueness of EcoDesigner, lifecycle assessment plug-in to Solid Edge, practical applications, complementing product lifecycle, improving existing products, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Feb 2, 2012

Introduction to Solid Edge and Synchronous Technology - Dan Staples provides overview of Synchronous Technology, use in Solid Edge, NX, point of view about cloud, portable devices, competitors, interview by Ralph Grabowski,, Jan 30, 2012

Solid Edge Subscriptions - Questions from the Blogosphere - Q&A about Solid Edge for Local Motors community, $300/month for Solid Edge Premium, designing car using Solid Edge Design1, Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Jan 19, 2012

Solid Edge Has a Little Something, Can You Guess What It Is - easy-to-use EcoDesigner is tightly integrated into Solid Edge interface, offers life cycle impact assessment methods, Solid DNA Blog, Jan 4, 2012

Subscription-Based CAD Tool Offered - Solid Edge Design1 will be available exclusively to Local Motors global design community for $20/month, Beth Stackpole, Design News, Dec 15, 2011

Solid Edge Plugs Into LCA with EcoDesigner - lifecycle assessment tool provides option to select type of analysis, helps select 1 design configuration as baseline, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Dec 15, 2011

Examining Some Pretty Outlandish Claims - SolidWorks customer struggling with history-based modeling, time consuming workflow, switching to Solid Edge, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 21, 2011

The Different Kinds of Solid Edge - Solid Edge Free 2D, Student Edition, University Edition, Design1, author confused, critical of Local Motors deal, Deelip Menezes,, Nov 19, 2011

Solid Edge Continues to Make Noise - Solid Edge Design1, web-based JT viewer available, 45 day trial of Solid Edge being offered, buy one get one maintenance pack free, SolidWorks kernel change, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 17, 2011

Solid Edge Design1 and Local Motors - access to Design1 too restrictive, functions limited, company may have been better off offering full Solid Edge, Deelip Menezes,, Nov 16, 2011

Design1 Slashes Price of Solid Edge to $20 a Month - once unavailable for cheap, Solid Edge embarking on low cost and trial options, Solid Edge Design1 reduced version licensed to 13,000 members of Local Motors, a crowd-sourced car manufacturer, Ralph Grabowski, UpFront.eZine, WorldCAD Access, Nov 14, 2011

Solid Edge Design1, an Exclusive Product for Local Motors Members - trimmed down version of Solid Edge available for subscription fee of $19.95/month, supports Parasolid, STEP, IGES, SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro/E files, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Nov 11, 2011

Siemens PLM and Local Motors - Siemens' product available through Local Motors: browser-based version of JT viewer, Solid Edge Design1 with Synchronous Technology only, Evan Yares, Nov 11, 2011

Siemens and Local Motors Team Up - full-enough featured version of Solid Edge ST to design automobile at affordable price, Scott's Harangue, Nov 11, 2011

Siemens Introduces Solid Edge Design1 to Local Motors Community - Here's the Catch - no advanced surfacing, no adjustable component design, no rendering, available only through Local Motors, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Nov 11, 2011

Siemens PLM vs Local Motors V2: Solid Edge Design1 - Solid Edge variant data not compatible with Solid Edge classic, no drafting, available for crowd sourcing a car, Al Dean, DEVELOP3D, Nov 11, 2011

Local Motors Launches Solid Edge Design1 - how Design1 is different, subscription based, browser based viewing, Susan Cinadr (Siemens PLM), Nov 11, 2011

Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 4: 1D Beams and 2D Planes for Simplified Simulation - new mesh types simplify analysis of structural frames, sheet-metal objects, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Oct 4, 2011

Warning Solid Edge ST4 Could Damage Your Health - points to consider before upgrading to latest release, Arthur Sexton, Synchronous Technology, Sep 27, 2011

Siemens PLM Software: Active Workspace in Code; Solid Edge Free for Students - Active Workspace offers context-sensitive search, navigation, personalized interface, photo-realism, customized reports, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Sep 15, 2011

Siemens PLM, Boston, Rain - 6 quarters of 'steady' growth, channel strategy is solidifying, focus on CAE is strong, Monica Schnitger, Schnitger Corporation Hot Topics, Sep 12, 2011

Siemens PLM Doubles Staff of Its Moscow Office - Siemens PLM executive on increasing employee strength, prospects of Russian market, distribution of Solid Edge, David Levin, Not Just Russian CAD/PLM, Sep 12, 2011

Analysts React - What They Have to Say About All the News at the Siemens PLM Analyst Event - views on organization, customer presentations, all new technologies rolled out, previewed, Chris Kelley, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Sep 9, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Simulation for Sheet Metal Designers - optimize designs with mesh refinements, mid surface, assembly design capabilities for improved analysis, YouTube, Aug 22, 2011

The Best Machine Design Features of Solid Edge ST4 - range relationship for constraining assembly, center-plane relationship finds midplane, drafting enhancements, Scott Wertel, SolidSmack, July 12, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Melds Direct, Feature-Based Modeling - 3D modeling relationships, commands, automated 'live sections' capability, features to improve assembly relationships, web network synchronous command, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 30, 2011

Solid Edge 'Adopt a School' Aims High - VARS encouraged to teach technology to schools, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 27, 2011

Solid Edge Revives Partner Program - 3rd party vendors being brought back to create 'app ecosystem' for Solid Edge, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 27, 2011

Siemens PLM Promises Support of Solid Edge Again - Solid Edge user dissatisfied over lack of CAM 3rd party apps, unkept promises of Siemens PLM, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 23, 2011

Huntsville-Designed Software Helps Edison2 Create X Prize-Winning Very Light Car - Solid Edge software was used to design prize-winning car, Budd McLaughlin,, June 20, 2011

Blood in the Water - Solid Edge may be best positioned to take advantage of what author sees as weakness by market leader SolidWorks, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, June 20, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Improves Sheet Metal Simulation, 2D Drafting, & More - support for JT, 3D PDF, automated 'live sections' capability, sheet metal design improvements, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 17, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 - Major Enhancements, Pt 2 - enhancement to sheet metal analysis, improved meshing, control over drawing view captions, improved usability in drafting environment, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, June 16, 2011

Solid Edge Coming Out From the Shadows - Solid Edge division regaining independence, momentum with ST4 launch event, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 16, 2011

Solid Edge Simulation, ST4 Edition - ST4 has ability to create simulation geometry in assembly document, support for frame analysis using beam elements, Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011

Manipulating & Reusing 3rd Party CAD Data Within Solid Edge - presentation on editing foreign data inside Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011

Dan Staples' Favorite User Story of the Solid Edge ST4 Event - includes tractor and attachment manufacturer Ventrac, their use of PMI for design reviews, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 16, 2011

Solid Edge ST4: Display, Assembly and Drafting Updates, Oh My - better display, assembly application, simulation-related enhancements, synchronous web network feature, Mark Burhop of Siemens PLM, SolidSmack, June 16, 2011

Solid Edge ST4: Faster, Easier and Stronger - advanced machine design, simulation for sheet metal, expanded collaboration, world-class drafting, Rita Stange, Siemens PLM Community, May 13, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 - Major Enhancements, Pt 1 - improved workflow for Synchronous revolved features, web network command, new Synchronous 3D relationships, introduction of on-line parts catalogue, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, June 15, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Has Arrived - Dan Staples of Siemens PLM Software on new collaboration tools, simulation for sheet metal, shortened drawing creation time, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 15, 2011

User Reaction, Tony Affuso at the Solid Edge ST4 Event - users find Solid Edge ST4 most powerful tool, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, June 15, 2011

Siemens PLM's Newbury Sees Bright Future for Solid Edge and Mainstream PLM - Karsten Newbury on Velocity Series, products for various market segments, growing in mature market, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, June 12, 2011

Velocity Series: Ready to Step Into the Limelight - Karsten Newbury, Bill McClure discuss increased visibility for Solid Edge Velocity Series, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, June 8, 2011

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 5 - ST combines linear, non-linear modes to make edits easier, Solid DNA Blog, June 3, 2011

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 4 - ST edits non-linear model using parameters, Solid DNA Blog, June 2, 2011

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 3 - ST adds, specifies dimensional constraints in real time, Solid DNA Blog, June 1, 2011

Enroute to ST4 - How Synchronous Technology is Different, Pt 1 - ST uses concept of collection, eliminates parent relationship between features, Solid DNA Blog, May 30, 2011

Enroute to ST4 - How the Synchronous Technology is Different , Pt 2 - ST keeps mechanical integrity of model, Solid DNA Blog, May 31, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 - Second Preview - new dialogue for special symbols, feature control frames support Y14.5 GD&T standard, manageable sheet metal gauge properties through Excel file, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, May 24, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 - First Preview - improved selection capabilities, ability to choose fasteners based on material, grade, XpresRoute environment, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, May 18, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Preview - advanced machine design, improved feature selection, faster selection performance, XpresRoute feature, Solid DNA Blog, May 13, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Preview - Simulation for Sheet Metal Design - material table introduced, addition of new connectors for sheet metal simulation, hybrid simulation, Solid DNA Blog, May 17, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Preview - World Class Drafting - select symbols, values dialog box, automatically fits more text in small spaces, handles for defining placement of feature control frames, ability to lock position of view, Solid DNA Blog, May 18, 2011

Solid Edge and the Future of Micropayments in CAD/PLM - Siemens PLM testing new business model by offering Solid Edge Design Pad for rental in Japan, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, May 17, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Preview - Expand Collaboration - JT format, reads 2D drawings better, AutoCAD multiline text import/export, saves document in 3D PDF, Solid DNA Blog, May 16, 2011

Interview with Dan Staples - director of development for Solid Edge on Synchronous Technology, targeting machine design space, problems inherent in kernel swapping, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 9, 2011

Solid Edge ST4 Rollout Coming in June - Solid Edge focusing on machine design, sheet metal in upcoming release, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, May 3, 2011

Meet the Customer Support (GTAC) Team at the Solid Edge ST4 Event - introduction to Fred White, global technical access center team, Susan Cinadr, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 27, 2011

Desktop Virtualization, Solid Edge Style - affordable VMWare workstation for running, testing multiple versions of software, JasonNewell.NET. Blog, Apr 23, 2011

Siemens PLM and Synchronous Technology in Solid Edge - synchronous technology in conjunction with direct modeling app provides powerful way to calculate model geometry, Chad Jackson,, Mar 28, 2011

Addressing the Direct Modeling Confusion. Siemens 1st at Bat - Kris Kasprzak of Siemens talks about approach of Solid Edge to history-based, history-free direct modeling in parametric design, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Mar 15, 2011

You Gotta Have Art: Student Designs in Solid Edge with ST - MCAD software used for 3D art, Kenneth Wong, Desktop Engineering, Dec 15, 2010

Sheet Metal: Edge v Works - comparison of sheet metal capabilities of SolidWorks and Solid Edge determines that Solid Edge has advantage in number of features to work with, ease of adding geometry, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Nov 12, 2010

Synchronous Technology: The 3rd Attempt - users of Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology have powerful capability but including history based parametric modeling may be too complex for users, Dmitry Ushakov, isicad, Oct 2010

Solid Edge ST3, My First Impressions (Pt 1) - became harder to learn, challenges coming with history-based modeling overshadowing benefit, planning ahead before modeling needed, interoperability, resolving conflicts in history tree, Paul Hamilton, Oct 18, 2010

Solid Edge ST3, My First Impressions (Pt 2) - moving ordered features to synchronous simple, IronCAD still parametric history-based system at its core, synchronous features in ST3 tree representing single B-Rep model, Paul Hamilton, Oct 18, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

Students Use Solid Edge to Win Design Competitions - Pt 1 - start of 3 part series, SkillsUSA 2010, technical drafting competition won by Issac Wasilefsky, Skills Canada  design competition won by Mike Christensen, both used Solid Edge, Deelip Menezes,, Oct 11, 2010

Direct Modeling Is Changing Everything - Dan Staples, Director of Solid Edge on synchronous technology improvements, parametric modeling approach, Deelip Menezes,, Oct 5, 2010

Who Needs the CAD Olympics? - Solid Edge is long on capability but short of market penetration, needs a head-to-head competition to get noticed, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 3, 2010

Solid Edge and Velocity Series - comprehensive family of modular, integrated solutions addressing PLM, Synchronous technology, Deelip Menezes, July 30, 2010

What's New in Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 2 - adding/removing elements of ribbon, setting button size, changing text, saving customizations as themes, Deelip Menezes, July 29, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 3)

What's New in Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 3 - enhancements in Sheet Metal, etch feature, adding tabs to flattened models, Deelip Menezes, July 30, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 1 of 4 - Synchronous Technology, user interface enhancements, radial menu, smart step ribbon bar, PellaKen, Ken Grundey's Blog, July 7, 2010

Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 2 of 4 - Part, Sheet Metal, and Assembly - etch feature, flat pattern, adding tabs, PMI to flattened sheet metal model, PellaKen, Ken Grundey's Blog, July 22, 2010

What's New in Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 4 - draft environment enhancement, smart measure feature, Deelip Menezes, July 30, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3)

What's New In Solid Edge ST3 - Pt 5 - over 4 times faster graphics performance, Deelip Menezes, July 30, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2, Pt 3, Pt 4)

Revisiting Solid Edge Synchronous Technology - initial hype about ST has died down but change of guard may signal a renewed interest in its promotion, Matt Lombard, Dezignstuff SolidWorks Blog, Jul 1, 2010

5 Things You Want to Know About Siemens, Solid Edge and NX - HD3D, HD-PLM is future, using cloud concept, Synchronous Technology used by Solid Edge, NX, modifying/constraining geometry, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, June 28, 2010

Solid Edge ST3 - Preview - possibility to customize Ribbon, Solid DNA Blog, Mar 28, 2010

- Solid Edge users slow to embrace Synchronous Technology, Deelip Menezes,, Mar 10, 2010

Solid Edge VS+ Rendering - Pt 4 - benefits of using templates, Dan Lanigan, Feb 2, 2010

Solid Edge VS+ Rendering - Pt 5 - understanding pre-defined archives tab, session entities tab, default settings & inheritance, Dan Lanigan, Feb 8, 2010

Solid Edge VS+ Tutorial - Pt 6 - specify a global environment, Dan Lanigan, Feb 8, 2010

Solid Edge Drawing Border Utility - Ingenea Border Control for replacing background sheets in database of drawing files, Synchronous Technology, Oct 22, 2009

SEwST 2 Keynote Detail - Hole Alignment - using relate command, copalnar axis to place holes, Solid DNA Blog, Jul 5, 2009

SEwST 2 Keynote Detail - Persistent Symmetry and Other - enhanced symmetry capability in Synchronous Technology 2, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 17, 2009

SEwST 2 Keynote Detail - Pattern - changed rectangle pattern workflow, pattern preview base on surface select, new clock steering wheel, fill pattern added to pattern family, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 19, 2009

SEwST 2 Keynote Detail - Live Rules - Live Rules now bases more on icon layout, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 23, 2009

Linear or Non-Linear Modeling That's the Question? - history-based modeling will stay, only navigation inside it will change, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 13, 2009

Siemens Holds on to History - Siemens continues to invest in history-based modeling, no plans to deliver NX, Solid Edge without history-based option,, Jun 11, 2009

Solid Edge Simulation - linear process includes: creating new study, defining geometry, load, constraint, mesh, executing calculation, exploring results, Solid DNA Blog, Jun 11, 2009

Synchronous Technology, Take 2 - Solid Edge with Synchronous Technology 2 has sheet metal tools, live section, mid-range FEA tools, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, May 29, 2009

Siemens Extends SynchTech to Sheetmetal - free with Solid Edge, Femap Express renamed to 'Solid Edge Simulation Express,' Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 26, 2009

Time to Make the CAD Software - key areas are software development, quality assurance, education and training, product planning, Mark Burhop, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Apr 5, 2009

The Three-Pronged Fork in the Road - synchronous technology brings out best of history-based and history-free modeling techniques, Dan Staples, Siemens PLM Software Blog, Mar 26, 2009

History-Free Bolt-Hole Pattern - animation shows as outer diameter changes, bolt-hole radius, number of holes, ID also changes, Paul Hamilton Blog, Dec 17, 2008

History-Free, Parametric Modeling Pt 2 - assembly example shows capturing design intent, Paul Hamilton Blog, Dec 15, 2008

Getting Expected Results with Direct Editing - results in history-free modeling are completely based on command options available, Paul Hamilton Blog, Dec 4, 2008

History-Free, Parametric Modeling - constraints in history-free environment are complex but allow definintion of parameters during, after model creation, Paul Hamilton Blog, Dec 1, 2008

Ensuring the Success of Solid Edge and Synchronous Technology, Pt 1 - Siemens should emphasize marketing, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 14, 2008

Synchronous Technology is Hot, Right? - rival CAD CEO not impressed by Siemen's ST, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Nov 11, 2008

Key Capabilities of History-Free Modeling - advantages include interoperability, flexibility, lean, but technology must consider geometry selection, transformation definition and give predictable results, Paul Hamilton Blog, Oct 29, 2008

Synchronous Technology and My First Impressions - advantages, disadvantages of modeling without child-parent relationship, comparison with CoCreate, Paul Hamilton Blog, Oct 17, 2008

Will History Be History? - Synchronous Technology will win over CAD users, because it is easier for public than parametric modeling, Deelip Menezes Blog, Oct 21 ,2008

Synchronous Technology Faces the Herd Mentality - new, exciting technology may be insufficient to change user buying habits, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 20, 2008

Synchronous Technology - A Revolutionary Technology Seeks a Revolution - despite technical advantages, market success is not certain, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, Oct 17, 2008

Flash Fit - concept, reading assembly icons, linking with Solid Edge, constraints, access, working of Flash Fit, Solid DNA, Oct 14, 2008

My Meeting With Siemens PLM - discussions on Solid Edge ST with marketing people, trainers at Huntsville, Matt Lombard, Matt Writes Blog, Oct 6,2008

Find Your CAD Parts in Seconds with Solid Edge and PartBrowser - desktop search tool for finding 3D CAD data quickly, different ways to use 2 products working together, Jon Sutcliffe, Synchronous Technology, Sep 16, 2008

Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology, Pt 1 - understanding how Synchronous Technology takes best out of both history-based and history-free modeling systems, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, Aug 29, 2008

SynchTech Unpatentable? - USPTO might not accept software patents like synchronous technology, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, July 28, 2008

PMI Dimensions Drive 3D Geometry - video tutorial showing Synchronous Technology, apply PMI dimensions directly to model at any stage, Synchronous Technology, July 8, 2008

User Interface for Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology - Part 1 - Microsoft Office Fluent user interface, color scheme, model area available, SmartStep ribbon bar, Synchronous Technology, June 12, 2008

Solid Edge Tool Automates Answers - Goal Seek automates engineering calculations, simplifies use of free-body diagrams for faster productivity, Kris Kasprzak of Siemens (makers of SolidWorks), Desktop Engineering, June 1, 2008

Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology - Part 1 - competition ought to have something similar brewing, Deelip Menezes, July 4, 2008

Even More Synchronicity - author sifts through buzz about Siemens Synchronous Technology, Live Rules, is dismissive of upcoming 'revolution' in MCAD, Matt Writes, June 11, 2008

What I Think I've Learned About Synchronous Technology - means relations in parts are solved simultaneously instead of linearly, new way of putting together a lot of old stuff, Matt Writes, June 7, 2008

Solid Edge With Synchronous Technology - using synchronous technology when modeling from scratch and working with existing data, Al Dean, Develop 3D, May 23, 2008

VAR Roundtable - value added resellers discuss customer response to Solid Edge Velocity Series, its suitability for different sized companies, business in UK market, Al Dean, MCAD Online, Nov 19, 2007

UGS: 2D Solid Edge -- Now Free! - Solid Edge 2D drafting program is free but upgrades and support are not, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, September 6, 2006

Product Manufacturing Information - creating 3D annotations in Solid Edge 19 to store product manufacturing information, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, August 7, 2006

Solid Edge Shortcuts - list of shortcuts for views manipulation, editing, navigation, components selection and more functions, Russell Brook, Cadalyst, July 7, 2006

Solid Edge -- the Best MCAD Program You Won't Buy - Solid Edge is often overlooked despite its capabilities, UGS lack of marketing to blame, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 2, 2006

Tightly Integrated cPDM for Solid Edge - integrating Solid Edge with collaborative product data management (cPDM) using Insight and Teamcenter functionality, Russell Brook of UGS, Cadalyst Manufacturing, February 10, 2006

UGS Calls on Marketing to Put Solid Edge in the Lead - an interview with UGS VP Bruce Boes, who thinks other products getting more credit than Solid Edge is just plain unfair, Roopinder Tara,, TenLinks, October 7, 2005

Solid Edge Seeks the Spotlight - Solid Edge seeks to establish itself as a front runner with new PDM, FEA tools, Roopinder Tara,, October 4, 2005

Are We Asking the Right Questions about 3D Viewer Technology? A Higher-Level View of Enterprise Data Assets - 3D data strategy can address engineering visualization needs and also makes way for better returns on investments, Michael Lynch, Solid Edge Community, June 21, 2006 (requires free registration)

EDS Comes to Visit: Solid Edge 14 - a look at Solid Edge's place in the MCAD market and at some of the new features in the latest version, upFront.eZine, February 25, 2003

The MCAD/PDM Connection - examines how each of the major high-end and mid-range MCAD applications integrates PDM tools (functions that allow users who don't have the authoring application to preview, open and share documents), Joe Greco, DE Online, February 2003 (may require free registration)

Manufacturing, Design, and Documents - manufacturer A.J. Antunes switched from AutoCAD to Solid Edge to take advantage of the document-management capabilities of SharePoint, Demir Barlas, Line56, July 12, 2002

Keyboard Shortcuts 101 - for Solid Edge users, by Joseph Riden, Solid Edge Digital Digest, April 10, 2002

UGS Gives PDM Away for Free - Well, Almost - using the free PDM in Solid Edge will involve paying $4,000 for Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server, CADserver, Oct 1, 2001