1. What is the easiest method to extrude the flat face of a part in an assembly up to the outer cylindrical surface of another tubular part. I do not want to resort to lengthy procedures like IPC, Boolean operations or edge projections, etc.
The Tip: The Replace Face command available right inside the Assembly environment is the key.
Simply pick the flat face to extend and the target cylindrical face and the job will be done, as shown in this video:
3. In the Open tab of Solid Edge ST9 and higher, the recent files are displayed in thumbnail view which take quite a while to update when I am at remote site. Is there a way to clear this list?
The Tip: A Windows batch script that modifies the required registry values can do this. Download this zip file which contains the script to remove all history of recent files when run. It is recommended to run the batch before starting Solid Edge.
Note: This script is written for clearing the recent files list in ST9 only, as seen below:
To manually clear the recent files list for your version of Solid Edge, follow these steps:
Step 1. Open the Registry editor from the Windows Start menu by typing regedit
Step 2. Browse to the folder for the current version of Solid Edge
110 = ST10
109 = ST9
Step 3. In the right pane, double-click 'Show Clear MRU Options'.
The current value for the setting is 0
Step 4. Change the value to 1 to enable the context menu in the Open screen of Solid Edge.
Step 5. Exit the registry editor and start or restart Solid Edge.
In the Open page/panel of Solid Edge, right-click anywhere in the area that shows file preview thumbnails.
You will get an enhanced context menu to clear the recent files list and pinned documents.
4. Is there a way to have a Parts List tied to multiple drawing views ?
The Tip: Yes. To do this, place a Parts List that is tied to either drawing views. After this use the Parts List command once again, but toggle off the "Place Parts list" option on the command bar and this will be tied to the other view.