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 CAD files in my possession its own out of date list always missing something and in the need of updates.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.
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.