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Face Style

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

I can create a face style, and apply it. My question is:


How do I make a face style available to all parts once it is created?


Re: Face Style

PLM World Member Phenom PLM World Member Phenom
PLM World Member Phenom
After you create your face style, you can use the Organizer to copy that style to your template. Then all new files will have the style available.

As far as existing files? You will have to use the Organizer on each file to copy it from (your template) to your existing file.

--Scott Wertel, P.E.

Re: Face Style

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I was always wondering what is the benefit to have 4-5 sources of the face styles and again in each CAD file.

So in any SE file I open the face style pull down button and select one I want. Definition is drawn from or saved to single file of Solid Edge default or my custom choice.


It does not make sense to have in each of my hundreds of thousands Solid Edge asm, par, psm ... CAD files in my possession its own out of date list always missing something and in the need of updates.

Some files are 15 years old and I do not want these styles any more.

In the single day you may wish need to update hundred files.

1. Take data from one source

2. Dump it to the current file to update its list

3. Get style from this current file pull down and set it as the current.

Hundred times a day.

Step 1 and 2 would be gone!


Guys, check SolidWorks. Or is there the patent, lack of the effort or the lack of one programmer to spend perhaps 2 days max on that for the new release plus time for approval bureaucracy.



Milan Wendl, MEngSc, P.Eng.
AAA Engineering, Canada
ST10, SolidWorks Premium 2018

Re: Face Style

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor


IMHO I think they have it solved in that way in ST7.







Re: Face Style

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom



Yes, you can do this "backward". There is Opensave macro in custom folder. You can see a “source” assy file and it has to contain “new face styles”.

Run the macro and use Update 3D styles. This is a huge timesaver!


Here is a video, how it works:


If your template files (iso part.par; ...) contain new face styles than you can always use it.