I am looking for a viewer for a vendor that can view either Solid Edge or one of the formats Solid Edge can export as. It also needs to be able to pull 3d PMI dimensions from the model. Does anyone have any suggestions for a free or inexspensive viewer that can meet these needs?
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You have a few options:
Solid Edge Viewer:
Reads Solid Edge native files, not sure about dimensioning
Solid Edge Mobile Viewer:
Reads .SEV files that SE can export. Apps for Windows, Android and iOS, dont think there's dimensioning but might be wrong
Reads .jt files that SE can export. Supports dimensioning (though it's bit painful) as well as PMI exported direct from SE
There is also the free XpresReview solution:
As for lower cost solutions i.e. cheaper than purchasing Solid Edge, there are also a few choices…
Your vendor could purchase a monthly subscription of Solid Edge and only pay for the months when needing to query Solid Edge data. There are several options available, including the basic Design & Drafting package:
Or the vendor could purchase just the Solid Edge View & Markup product which has additional functionality above the free viewer product:
The SE viewer, which is the same as the one in view and markup, is absolutely horrible. Getting dimensions is darn near impossible. 3D pdf is far superior.
I agree and I just mentioned it in my previous post. SE folks should be embarrassed to put out a POS like the viewer.
Try this one for use on your Android device[s].... https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.techsoft3d.hps.pdf.reader&hl=en
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There's one from that company for IOS too. And some others. I think it's a shame that there is no decent viewer for native SE files.