Siemens PLM Connection 2016 last week witnessed the debut of its advanced Solid Edge MCAD package. The latest version of ST9 Siemens comes with extra cloud licensing support, scalable data management tools, and some new modelling tools. CAD is currently being driven by the cloud trend. It allows the users to store data, utilize the most amazing computing resources, and stay away from the restrictions of workstation. The demand for this feature took an exponential rise since mobiles tool over PCs and Laptop. These offer utmost flexibility to the user in terms of logging in, downloading files, and limitless portability of data to any corner of the world.
Siemens caters this new requirement with the cloud licensing option that permits the users to keep their Solid Edge license over a server and download it on any machine in any part of the world. The cloud licensing option simplifies things for users as it permits them to make accounts, download the software, and start their work anywhere they are. It also stores users’ preferences and priorities, which means you can start where you left irrespective of change of time zone, topography, or geography. The Solid Edge installation comes fitted with all kind of user interface as well as layout options that you had initially stored at your first workstation.
In case, you wish to know about inner-end nooks and corners of CAD, Siemens has refrained from upgrading the ST9 tools. In place of that, it has granted a direct access to “hybrid synchronous ordered mode” which offers the users with a visual preview what changes are being made and what will be their ultimate effect on the basic design. This tools is sufficient in itself as it eliminates the guesswork up to a large extent by giving instant visual feedback to the designer. It is more like taking a glimpse in future and knowing what effects your present decisions will bring on it.
What makes the hybrid synchronous ordered mode more interesting is the fact that it gives designer complete freedom to explore the ins and outs of radical design option speedily since the results of present modifications can be witnessed live. Had this feature been introduced a few years back people would not be very happy since it would consume a lot of their resources and slow down their pace of progress.
Apart from this mode, the ST9 also comprises of a lieu of modeling upgrades. The recent version of Solid Edge allows the users to easily remove the material from the complete path with a simple command called sweep. Similarly, multiple faces of an assembly can be easily replaced with one surface and repetitive actions can be automated in swiftest manner. ST9 has also received some special modifications in the assemblies segment. Larger assemblies that were previously too complicated to be examined effectively can now be wielded through an intuitive tree structure that displays relationships of assembly in a visual manner. If assembly components need to be identified, one can select those from tree and the same will be flashed in the ST9 model space.
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