With the release of Solid Edge ST5 last year, Siemens also released the new, FREE Solid Edge Mobile Viewer. The Mobile Viewer gives you the ability to view 3D Solid Edge parts and assemblies on your iPad. From the Apple Store website, features of the Solid Edge Mobile Viewer are as followed:
- Free app to view 3D parts and assemblies created in Solid Edge ST5 (or later)
- Show / Hide model bodies, assembly components, dimensions, and annotations
- Rotate, Pan, and Zoom using single or multi-touch interaction
- Hide single or multiple assembly components
- Save images of the current view for e-mail
- Filename information displayed optionally
This application gives individuals outside the engineering department, without Solid Edge on their computers to view the parts and data, which leads to faster design reviews. The app is also great to bring on a customer’s site if you are unable to bring your computer to show your detailed design to them.
For download and more information visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/solid-edge-mobile-viewer/id527999141?mt=8
Cortona3D: The Final Frontier
Engineering specifications have made total transformation in the last 30 years from vellum and mylar drawings to fully parametric, feature based CAD data all managed within a product data management database. Capturing the design intent can be done completely electronically without drawings at all thanks to the development of model based definition and product manufacturing information. But the published documents that serve the engineering company and their customers have been left behind in a world of their own. Until now that is!
Enter Cortona3D content management and authoring software… enabling you to link your published documents to your CAD and Bill of Materials data! No longer are the catalogs, service manuals, maintenance manuals, bulletins, and even internal training materials a “dead” document requiring manual update and duplication of the changes you make to your product. Cortona3D’s RapidAuthor suite of authoring packages are able to capture and associate to the latest revisions and released engineering data. In addition, animated 3D illustrations can speak 1000’s of words per frame to communicate exactly what is to be serviced, how the product is to be assembled or disassembled or even which parts are to be inspected and by what criteria! RapidAuthor now advances into that final frontier of product specification in a way that goes beyond words but with video exactness and unquestionable definition.
After speaking with some of our clients, its become apparent that there are a couple of common questions NX version 7.5. We felt it’d be best to address these below with our answers.
Q: “After updating, I cannot start NX, receiving the error �entry point not found� and a problem with a �*.dll� file. What is going on?”
A: There is a corruption with this file. It may be due to having NX running while trying to update, or updating / installing over the network. Close down NX while updating or installing software.
Q: “What type of O/S is supported with NX version 7.5?”
A: Windows XP/Vista/7 (32 & 64 Bit) and MAC 10.5.5 (Limited Tech Support Available on Campus)
Q: “My NX Information window does not display on screen. What happened to it?”
A: It is possible to drag the Information window completely out of the NX window. To bring the display of the Information back into the NX display, choose Preferences->User Interface, select the Layout tab, and choose the icon for “Reset Window Position” in the Settings area of the dialog.
If you have additional questions that you would like to see answered, please email our staff, or post a comment below. We will seek to provide answers to those questions in a timely manner as well.