The unique characteristics of 'tips & tricks' is that while for some people it may appear as routine, for others it may come as a surprise for they haven't used a particular command in a way different from they had till then.
I have collated hidden tips and tricks from ‘accepted solutions’ on the Solid Edge user forum.
Also due credit is given to respective contributors.
4. I have a sheet metal file and would like to use mm spacing for one sketch. Is there a way to use mm inputs for dimensions when the file is in inches.
The Tip: Yes, You can actually type the units into the input field.
In other words, if your model's units is set to inches, you can type in "15mm" in the value for the dimension and it will be 15 mm. The display will revert back to inches, though, properly converted unless you over ride the dimension style for each particular dimension.
Not just that. It also works the other way round as well.
And you can do calculations using * for multiply, / for divide, along with + and –
6. When I create a weldment and apply welds in the 3D model, is there a way to pull that into the drawing without having to manually add a new weld callout at the drawing level? Similar to feature callout for holes ?
The Tip: You can do this by activating the ‘Weld Symbol - Tie to Geometry’ button. See the far right side option on the Weld Callout Command bar.
7. I have a PC with ST8 installed and it looks like someone may have deleted the Solid Edge folder from the Program Files folder. But it still appears in the Programs and Features list. I can't uninstall or repair the ST8 without getting errors. I can't install ST9 because Windows says I need to uninstall ST8 first. So I'm stuck. Is there any SE Cleaner software?
The Tip: Yes, you can try these official and freeware programs, commands and settings, not necessarily in the listed order:
a. On the Install media is a folder called "SPT tools ", in there is "SECleanupALL.exe"
Note: You should use the utility from the ST8 installation media for issues with ST8 installation.
b. Also in the same folder is a ‘MSI Cleanup Utility’.
c. Unregister and re-register the Windows Installer service helps to fix the ERROR. Follow these steps:
Log on to the computer as local administrator.
Open a CMD shell - click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then click OK.
At the command prompt, type msiexec /unregister , and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type msiexec /regserver, and then press ENTER.
At the command prompt, type exit, and then press ENTER to close the command prompt.
go to control panel >> Add or Remove Programs >> select ST2 from list and remove(uninstall).
Add or Remove Programs should uninstall the program now.